BARACHIEL gets the tentative vote in a poor handicap. Still without a win, he went very close over a shorter trip at Kempton last week and this is no tougher. Soweto Star is also stepping up in distance having tumbled down the weights and Bennelong posted a better effort over 1m4f here last week. Midnight Sequel won at Kempton early in the year and Bold Adventure is back on the same mark as when scoring at Wolverhampton back in February.
Soweto Star (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Raced wide tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 13, 8l behind Strike Force (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Barachiel 4-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, hd behind The Wonga Coup (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bennelong 33-1 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, never a factor, 10th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Thecornishcowboy (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Red Current 25-1 (9-4) Slowly away in rear, headway 4f out, soon tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 15l behind Waldsee (9-3) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Stetson 25-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 11, 5l behind Chookie Hamilton (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Novel Dancer 8-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 11, 5l behind Six Of Clubs (9-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Bold Adventure 11-1 (10-7) Held up in touch in 4th, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, 41l behind Passato (10-2) at Warwick 1m 5f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jun.
Five Hearts 6-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride and hampered start, driven forward to chase leaders after 1f, weakened quickly over 6f out, soon eased, pulled up over 4f out, in a race won by Bocamix (9-4) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) fbs in Nov, 14 ran.
Honest Strike (USA) 7-1 (9-2) Broke well, soon steadied in rear, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, switched left to challenge inside final furlong, soon every chance, just failed, 3rd of 14, hd behind Bocamix (9-4) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) fbs in Nov.
Scribe (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, soon ridden and no impression, 5th of 11, 9l behind Knox Overstreet (9-7) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Broughton Place 50-1 (8-13) Raced freely chasing leaders, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 9l behind Sasheen (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Crimson Monarch (USA) 40-1 (8-12) Outpaced in rear, soon detatched, headway over 2f out, never nearer, 7th of 13, 25l behind Tobrata (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) fbs in Nov.
Midnight Sequel 10-1 (8-10) Always prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed just inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 5th of 12, 3l behind Like Clockwork (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Glaze 25-1 (8-9) Led early, tracked leaders on inside, ridden over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, 6th of 11, 6l behind Norfolk Sky (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Nov.