LUMINOUS GOLD is taken to follow up from his recent success at the expense of Volito and Triple Dream. The selection is four pounds higher in the weights since gaining victory at Folkestone but can still be a major threat off that mark. He is a tough and consistent sort who rarely knows how to run a bad race and if reproducing his form he will not be far away. Volito has been knocking on the door of late finishing second in his last two races. He is now two pounds higher but can still be competitive and has to be added to the short list. Triple Dream is another that deserves to be winning soon. He has been winless since September of last year and with a string of near misses to his name in recent weeks it wont be long before he gets his head in front. Luminous Gold still looks well in at the weights and looks the percentage call.
Luminous Gold 13-8fav (9-11) Chased leaders, headway over 1f out, led just over 1f out, ran on well, won at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Edith's Boy (8-11) by 2l, 8 ran.
Triple Dream 7-2fav (9-13) Led, headed well over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Caledonia Princess (9-3) at Windsor 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Sands Crooner (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Raced far side group, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 6l behind Evelyn May (9-1) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Elhamri 20-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased up inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 6l behind Piazza San Pietro (9-9) at Bath 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
The Tatling (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Held up, badly hampered over 1f out, switched sharply left soon after, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 9, 4l behind Blessed Place (8-1) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
The Jobber (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Close up in main group, effort over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Blessed Place (8-1) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Volito 10-3 (9-5) Held up in main group, headway on outside of group over 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, closed on weakening winner near finish, never able to challenge, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Blessed Place (8-1) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Colorus (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Chased winner until well over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 12, 8l behind Mr Wolf (9-7) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.