Olivia Maylam deserves plenty of credit for her handling of LLAMADAS. Off the track for over five years, the veteran has won three times since returning in December, with two of those victories coming at this track. He's also beaten most of today's field at some point with Ordensritter his latest victim and The Absent Mare, Dr Finley, Native Colony along with the inconsistent Honourable Knight beaten here in January. Ordensritter and The Absent Mare both went close to catching him and could prove the biggest dangers once again, unless course and distance winner Where's Susie rediscovers her best.
Honourable Knight (IRE) 7-2fav (9-13) Always behind, lost touch 4f out, tailed off and eased over 2f out, 10th of 11, well behind Llamadas (9-2) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Where's Susie 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 9f out, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 6, 3l behind Thecornishcowboy (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
The Absent Mare 20-1 (8-12) Close up, lost place over 3f out, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Foster's Road (8-7) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Ordensritter (GER) 14-1 (9-7) Went left start, took keen hold and led 2f, chased leaders, travelling well on inside 3f out, ridden to dispute 2nd over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, just missed 2nd, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Llamadas (9-8) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Dr Finley (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) In touch in 4th, went 2nd over 7f out, led over 2f out, ridden 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Bold Adventure (9-1) at Lingfield 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Llamadas 7-1 (9-4) In touch towards rear, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Beat Route (9-11) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Native Colony 20-1 (9-10) Held up last, moderate headway inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Llamadas (9-2) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Cozy Tiger (USA) 4-1fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Irene Kennet (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Inffiraaj (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and weakened 1f out, last of 9, 6l behind Penbryn (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Bubbly Braveheart (IRE) 50-1 (8-2) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 10l behind The Ducking Stool (8-7) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.