WATT BRODERICK had been in good form under National Hunt rules before returning to the Flat with an impressive victory at Kempton last week. It's hardly surprising he's running with a penalty and a quick double looks on the cards. Tokyo Brown had been threatening to lose his maiden tag for some time before finally doing so at Wolverhampton. He's only been raised 4lb and is lightly-raced so could be capable of better. Gentlemax was a 25/1 chance when landing a maiden here in January where he ran on strongly to lead close home over that 1m4f so the extra furlong here will help. Modem is just 4lb higher than his victory here in December though he couldn't quite cope with the weight rise and this grade on his only subsequent start.
Coin of The Realm (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up, never on terms, 6th of 8, 8l behind A Little Bit Dusty (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Watt Broderick (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, good headway on inner over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on, comfortable, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb beating Rocky Elsom (9-4) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
Modem 5-1 (8-12) Raced freely tracking leaders, led over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Asia Minor (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Peachez 8-1 (9-6) Steadied start, soon in touch, went 3rd after 4f, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 15l behind King's Request (9-3) at Lingfield 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Royal Marskell 10-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, driven to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Swift Blade (11-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (5) pol in Jan.
Comedy House 10-1 (9-4) Held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, wide entering straight, soon ridden, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 12, 2l behind Swift Blade (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Gentlemax (FR) 25-1 (9-5) Took keen hold early, tracked leader 2f, tracked leaders in 4th, went 3rd 5f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, stayed on to lead last strides, won at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating After The Storm (9-9) by hd, 5 ran.
Tokyo Brown (USA) 7-2fav (9-5) Mid-division, headway 4f out, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb beating Blazing Desert (9-7) by nk, 11 ran.