A very poor turnout but a tricky one for punters to unravel. Disclaimer has plenty to do on official ratings but he's improving so fast that he's likely to go up in the ratings at some stage whatever happens today. CONTRIBUTER came up against a really smart performer in Epsom-bound Magician in the Dee Stakes at Chester and made a go of it but just couldn't find the necessary pace. The extra furlong will suit and he's given the nod over Fantastic Moon, a Group 3 winner at Sandown last September but mainly disappointing since though at a much higher level than this.
Fantastic Moon 11-2 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, ridden and no progress 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, lost modest 4th close home, 5th of 7, 9l behind Sugar Boy (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Contributer (IRE) 9-4 (8-12) Held up in touch in last, closed on inside 2f out, chased winner and edged right from over 1f out, ran on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Magician (8-12) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gs.
Disclaimer 5-4fav (9-7) Tracked leader, always travelling well, led over 2f out, driven clear entering final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Powder Hound (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.