chased leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
in rear, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish
prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace
in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish
mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish
led, ridden inside final furlong, soon headed and no extra
tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong
Debbonair has placed over 1m2f on a couple of occasions since winning over a mile at Kempton and attempts this longer trip for the first time. Thunderoad is another upped in trip for his handicap debut while Vin D'Honneur is raised in class after going close over today’s distance at Lingfield. Lord Lamington is preferred to Toffee Galore and Fayetta on his return to action but NATSOVIA goes handicapping for the first time having finished runner-up over 1m4f at Kempton and it’s Jamie Osborne’s filly that gets the vote to come out best with further progress expected.
Toffee Galore 11-8fav (9-7) Led narrowly, headed 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 9 1/4l behind Ballistic (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Thunderoad 33-1 (9-2) Tracked winner, hampered after 1f, pushed along 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind Marhaban (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f stks (5) pol in Jan.
Debbonair (IRE) 9-4 (9-7) Led, narrowly headed 3f out, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and one pace final furlong, 2nd of 4, 4l behind Murray River (10-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Natsovia 16-1 (8-11) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway 2f out, stayed on, went 2nd well inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Almost Midnight (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f stks (5) pol in Jan.
Fayetta 16-1 (8-7) Chased leader, pushed along over 2f out, lost 2nd and slightly hampered entering final furlong, kept on same pace, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 7, 3l behind Elisheba (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll stks (5) pol in Feb.
Lord Lamington 25-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, led over 7f out, headed 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 6 1/2l behind Calling The Wind (8-9) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f (4) pol in Oct.
Vin D'Honneur (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Led 1f, prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden just over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Ginge N Tonic (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Feb.