mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on tems
led, hard driven when pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra
tracked leader, effort on inside over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace closing stages
keen, tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, soon one pace
mid-division, headway over 2f out, never on terms
dwelt, behind, outpaced halfway, soon beaten
chased leaders, weakened over 2f out
held up towards rear, never dangerous
in touch, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well
held up, never dangerous
slowly into stride, mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, never dangerous
mid-division, weakened over 2f out
MURAADEF (NAP) gave notice of a big run today when beaten a length over track and trip on his return to action. Ruth Carr’s charge finished in front of Indian Affair and Little Miss Daisy and looks capable of scoring off his current mark. Spiritual Star also posted a better effort over a longer trip here recently and can figure while Bouclier finally showed some improvement for a tumble down the weights when finishing closer at the track last month. Something looked amiss with Shamlan last time but he’d been threatening a return to winning ways before that now back on a winning mark.
Bouclier (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Grey Destiny (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Bigshotte 25-1 (9-2) Raced keenly, chased leaders, went 2nd halfway, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, lost 2nd final 100 yards, weakened towards finish, 4th of 8, 11 1/4l behind Heavenly Holly (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f stks (5) pol in Nov.
Rockesbury 14-1 (9-7) Stumbled start, raced keenly, soon well placed, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 11, 5 1/4l behind My Town Chicago (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Showdance Kid 100-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, kept on final furlong, no impression, 10th of 14, 6 1/4l behind Elusif (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Spiritual Star (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, not clear run and hampered on inside over 2f out, headway and switched left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Medici Moon (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Warning Light 66-1 (9-9) Outpaced, soon behind, headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 9, 22l behind Scat King (8-13) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Astraea 9-2 (9-0) Very awkwardly away and stumbled start, outpaced in rear, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Our Place In Loule (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Shamlan (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, niggled along over 3f out, soon toiling, last of 11, 22 1/4l behind My Town Chicago (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Little Miss Daisy 14-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, not clear run when going well enough entering final furlong, lost any chance, 11th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Magical Molly Joe (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Muraadef 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, every chance and hung left 1f out, unable to quicken final 50 yards, 4th of 12, 3/4l behind Magical Molly Joe (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Indian Affair 25-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway when not clear run 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Magical Molly Joe (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Another Situation (USA) 28-1 (9-0) In rear, soon struggling, 13th of 14, 18 1/4l behind Fly True (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) pol in Apr.