THE YOUNG MASTER has shot up 27lb since gaining the first of his three recent hurdles victories and 5lb on the Flat for his success over this trip at Southwell when Ice Apple was 13 lengths behind. It will be a surprise if he's finished winning just yet. Opus has been running quite well without managing to get there and is still a maiden after 15 starts. The veteran staying hurdler Go Amwell, who is having his 100th race, is no stranger to success on Polytrack, though we have to go back to 2007 to find his last victory on the surface. Magicalmysterytour hasn't won since 2010 and has just returned from a very long break.
Opus (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway and in touch halfway, soon tracked winner, ridden and effort over 2f out, kept on same pace, held final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Pass The Time (9-0) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Magicalmysterytour (IRE) 66-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, went 4th inside final furlong, never any chance, 4th of 9, 17l behind Eye Of The Tiger (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
The Young Master 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, chased leader halfway, led over 4f out, soon headed, chased clear leader, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec beating Neighbourhood (9-7) by nk, 9 ran.
Rhinestone Rebel (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, headway to track leaders over 4f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon one pace, 4th of 11, 7l behind Reality Show (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Ice Apple 8-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Midnight Sequel (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Zelos Diktator 33-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway on inside under pressure over 1f out, went modest 5th final 100 yards, 5th of 13, 8l behind Midnight Sequel (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Supersticion 100-1 (8-10) Soon led, headed over 6f out, soon lost place, ridden over 2f out, kept on over 1f out, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Obboorr (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Go Amwell 25-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, soon held up in touch, outpaced final 3f, 4th of 5, 23l behind Hi Note (9-2) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.
Poste Restante 7-1 (8-11) Behind, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 8l behind Reality Show (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.