The market should tell us what to anticipate from Orion's Bow on his first start in a handicap and connections have fitted blinkers as a statement of intent. CHANTREA has become a professional bridesmaid at this circuit with three runners-up prizes on her last three visits, but she hasn't done a lot wrong and she can reverse form with Marmarus on this occasion. Clive Cox has booked Jenny Powell for the latter and with the rider on the cusp of riding out her 7lb claim, that could prove to be a very astute move. Persian Bolt put up a solid performance under forceful tactics at Leicester, and with the track notably assisting frontrunners of late, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Eve Johnson-Houghton's filly committed early in her pursuit of the prize.
Orion's Bow 11-2 (9-4) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 13l behind Bombardment (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf.
Chantrea (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Pressed leader, led over 1f out, ridden and headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Marmarus (8-4) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Spreadable (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 4th entering final furlong, kept on, 4th of 6, 3l behind Handwoven (8-12) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Persian Bolt (USA) 3-1 (8-9) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Matravers (9-0) at Leicester 7f 3yo mdn 0-70 (5) gf.
Marmarus 12-1 (8-4) Raced wide keen held up, headway to press leaders 3f out, ridden 2f out, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Chantrea (9-2) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
It's All A Game 12-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 21l behind Archduchess (9-3) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.