Dual C&D winner RED SOMERSET blew the start at Kempton four days ago and never looked like catching all-the-way winner April Fool. He's still a decent performer at this level, however, and can go one better today provided he gets away on terms. Spinning Ridge can chase him home, despite disappointing a little since winning a claimer at Wolverhampton in January, as Jordaura seems to need further than this nowadays. Diplomasi has been dropping through the grades but is still struggling for form.
Red Somerset (USA) 11-8fav (8-13) Awkwardly away and missed break, in rear, switched outside 3f out, headway under pressure over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to go 2nd well inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 10l behind April Fool (8-10) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol.
Spinning Ridge (IRE) 22-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden inside final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 5l behind Tombi (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol.
Diplomasi 15-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 6l behind Maven (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Jordaura 3-1 (8-13) In rear, headway to chase leading pair 5f out, ridden to chase winner 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 2nd of 8, 12l behind Trans Sonic (9-5) at Southwell 1m 4f sell stks (6) fbs.
Slam 14-1 (9-6) Raced keenly, led, ridden and joined 3f out, narrowly headed 2f out, remained pressing leaders and every chance over 1f out, weakening when slightly hampered inside final furlong, last of 7, 6l behind Jeer (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Polly Adler 100-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon recovered to chase leaders, led briefly over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, 10th of 12, 36l behind Satwa Dream (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Nic Nok 40-1 (8-6) Hampered start, keen tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Clean Bowled (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Feb.