KAYSERSBERG was carrying a winner's penalty when attempting a double at Doncaster having won there previously but found Ballyalton too strong. The winner is unbeaten after three starts so it was no disgrace and Neil King's charge can get back to winning ways. Gold Ingot looked to be travelling well for much of the race on his debut at Ascot and it was only in the latter stages that he weakened. With that under his belt he'll be difficult to keep out of the frame along with the filly Call Me April, who very nearly pulled off a huge shock here last month when, as a 150/1 chance, she was only caught in the closing stages by Taradrewe. Brendan Powell's newcomer Aneyeforaseller is out of a very tough mare who won eight times over hurdles so he's one to note for the future.
Kaysersberg (FR) 3-1 (11-6) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, rallied approaching final furlong, ran on, just failed, 2nd of 9, nk behind Ballyalton (11-9) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd in Feb.
Aneyeforaseller Alflora gelding out of Severn Gale.
Cleeve Cloud (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Held up, ridden 8f out, soon lost touch, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Hurraboru (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Gold Ingot 22-1 (11-2) In touch, headway to chase leaders 6f out, pushed along and stayed on same pace final 2f, 4th of 14, 9l behind Royal Guardsman (11-1) at Ascot 2m NH flat (4) gs in Feb.
Shadesofnavy 100-1 (11-0) Held up behind, struggling after 5f, soon hung right, tailed off and pulled up halfway, in a race won by Howaboutnow (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Dec, 10 ran.
Billesley Road 9-1 (10-7) Led, headed over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 7th of 16, well behind Cool George (10-0) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Mystifiable Kayf Tara gelding out of Royal Keel.
Royal City 80-1 (10-7) Held up in 7th, plugged on one pace final 2f, 5th of 8, 16l behind According To Trev (11-2) at Folkestone 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Feb.
Call Me April 150-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, every chance final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 18, 1 1/4l behind Taradrewe (10-9) at Warwick 2m mrs N H flat (6) gd in Feb.
Jog On Kitty 100-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, weakened over 4f out, 17th of 18, well behind Taradrewe (10-9) at Warwick 2m mrs N H flat (6) gd in Feb.