A bit of a non-event to start proceedings as the presence of SPEEDFIEND has apparently frightened off all but one of the opposition. That's not a major surprise as he's now rated 105 after finishing fourth behind Astaire in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket in October. This should be no more than an exercise gallop for Noel Quinlan's charge given there's little chance of Happydoingnothing causing an upset according to the form book.
Happydoingnothing 50-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 4f out, tracked leader until 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Chunghua (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Speedfiend 100-1 (9-0) In rear, headway on outer over 1f out, soon ridden and stayed on to 4th towards finish, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Astaire (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gs in Oct.