TWELVE STRINGS is progressing very nicely and supplemented his Pontefract success from October with a game victory at Haydock on his reappearance. He's been raised 5lb and will need to improve again but gets the vote to do so. Lawn Jamil is bred for middle-distances so did well to score over 7f on fast ground at Redcar in his first season while Feisty Champion also won that month at Wolverhampton and isn't overburdened on his handicap debut. Sardanapalus made a winning debut over 6f at Hamilton and his two later races were at that trip but Kevin Ryan wouldn't be sending him here if he didn't believe he'd be suited by a mile. All of Incendiary's four runs have been on Polytrack and he's twice been beaten off this mark while Feelthedifference didn't enjoy the soft ground at Catterick after landing a Beverley maiden on much quicker going.
Incendiary (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear on inside, good headway 2f out, led narrowly 1f out, soon pressed, kept slight advantage until headed towards finish, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Xinbama (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Engrossing 7-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden one pace and no impression over 1f out, 4th of 11, 8l behind Verse Of Love (9-3) at Warwick 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Cappielow Park 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 22l behind Noble Mission (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) sft in Apr.
Philipstown 100-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden halfway, never on terms, 11th of 15, 13l behind Valbchek (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 3yo aut stk (2) gd in Apr.
Lawn Jamil (USA) 13-8fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, switched right to chase leader 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, edged left inside final furlong, held on, all out, won at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep beating Silver Blaze (9-3) by ns, 10 ran.
Twelve Strings (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Close up, headway over 2f out, led briefly over 1f out, rallied to lead again inside final furlong, ran on, won at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr beating Take Two (8-12) by hd, 8 ran.
Fennell Bay (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Warfare (8-13) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Feisty Champion (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) In rear, headway on outer over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct beating Hallmark Star (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Sardanapalus 15-8fav (9-5) Slowly away, soon tracked leaders in 3rd, took closer order over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind Kimbali (9-7) at Hamilton 6f 2yo auc hcp (5) sft in Sep.
Stormy Whatever (FR) 7-1 (8-12) 4th of 9, 7l behind Paris Blue (9-2) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 6f 2yo stk gs in Nov.
Feelthedifference 3-1fav (8-10) Behind, outpaced 3f out, came towards stands side over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 11l behind Free Verse (9-4) at Catterick 7f 2yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Fortrose Academy (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 15l behind Fairway To Heaven (9-0) at Thirsk 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gs.
Andalieb 9-4fav (9-3) Chased leaders, chased winner from 2f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Rio Grande (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Rogue Reporter (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Slowly away in rear, headway over 1f out, never near leaders, 6th of 14, 6l behind Tigers Tale (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Inniscastle Boy 16-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 14, 3l behind Tigers Tale (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Calculated Risk 28-1 (8-12) Hampered start, always behind, 10th of 12, 8l behind Chalk And Cheese (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.