tracked winner, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong
chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, challenged winner well over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong
chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out
chased leaders, effort over 1f out, one pace final furlong
mid-division, ridden halfway, never dangerous
held up, ridden halfway, hung left and weakened final 2f
held up in rear, ridden halfway, never dangerous
steadied start, held up in rear, ridden and weakened over 1f out
waited with in front, shaken up over 1f out, ran on
Tawaassol gets the confident vote to win this handicap with Woolfall Blue and Bomber Command rating the main dangers. The selection won a maiden in good style last time out when beating Chanteuse Noire. He enters handicaps off what looks a fair mark and under conditions that suit he is taken to win this before going on to better things. Woolfall Blue rates the main danger on his latest forth behind Futun in a maiden but that was over a much longer trip and the drop in distance has to be a worry. Bomber Command is another that could go well on his latest third behind Archerfield Links but he is more exposed than most and for that reason he is opposed. Celebration Song was a fair third behind Porters last time and that form has since been franked but he will do well to give weight and a beating to the unexposed selection Tawaassol.
Celebration Song (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Pulled hard, held up in last pace, ridden and no impression over 1f out until edged left and ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1l behind Porters (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp (4) pol in Mar.
Tawaassol (USA) 4-6fav (9-1) In touch, led on bit over 1f out, comfortably, won at Yarmouth 6f mdn stk (4) gf in Apr beating Chanteuse Noire (8-10) by 4l, 12 ran.
Woolfall Blue (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Led 1f, remained prominent, led again over 4f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 7l behind Futun (8-9) at Leicester 1m 2f mdn stk (5) gd in Apr.
Aspen Falls (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, 11th of 15, 9l behind Archerfield Links (8-10) at Salisbury 1m 2yo hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Bomber Command (USA) 9-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on well, nearest finish, 3rd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Archerfield Links (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp (3) pol in Apr.
Categorical 33-1 (8-2) Raced stands side, always in rear, 13th of 16, 9l behind Ingleby Arch (8-11) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp (2) gf in Apr.
Memphis Man 20-1 (9-2) Pushed along over 3f out, effort when weakening over 1f out, last of 6, 19l behind Sir Gerard (9-4) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp (3) gf in Apr.
Sands of Barra (IRE) 6-4fav (9-1) Keen hold in touch, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Pressure Putt (9-4) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp (5) frm in Apr.