BLACK CAESAR didn't stay a mile at Kempton last week and is dropped in class for this. His earlier form is much stronger than Little Big Man can offer given the latter has been winning plating races on the all-weather. Intense Feeling also won on the Polytrack during the week and has the beating of recent runner-up Dylan's Centenary and Dover The Moon on collateral form. But the former had earlier found Coiste Bodhar too good in a seller at Leicester. Vodka Time has struggled for over a year now and is another dropping down in class in hope of a revival.
Black Caesar (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 11l behind Crystal Lake (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Vodka Time (IRE) 28-1 (9-4) Always in rear, 7th of 8, 18l behind Euro Charline (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar.
Cafetiere (9-5) 4th of 17, 2l behind Atlantic City (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 6f 2yo clm gd in Oct.
Coiste Bodhar (IRE) 7-4 (8-11) Taken to post early, raced wide in touch, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 6, 11l behind Lady Horatia (9-6) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Dandys Perier (IRE) 5-2 (9-7) Raced wide close up, soon pushed along, ridden over 3f out, headway under pressure 2f out, driven to chase clear winner over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Hustle Bustle (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Native Heart 20-1 (9-0) Chased leading pair, pushed along 2f out, soon no impression on leading duo, weakened into 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 7l behind Slemy (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Little Big Man Evensfav (9-1) Chased leader, pushed along and plenty to do over 2f out, closed on inside over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Apr beating Black Vale (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Zand Man Zahran gelding out of Sainara.
Honiton Lace 25-1 (9-5) Led narrowly, ridden and edged right when headed inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Hostile Fire (9-5) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.
Dover The Moon (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Tracked leader until ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Clapperboard (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Dylan's Centenary 2-1fav (8-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner just inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Clapperboard (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
The Pocket Dot 16-1 (8-0) Dwelt in rear, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 14l behind Clapperboard (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Intense Feeling (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Clapperboard (9-2) by 3l, 10 ran.
Miss Tweedy 6-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 8, 7l behind Coiste Bodhar (8-10) at Chepstow 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft.