KASHMIR PEAK ran much better than a finishing position of seventh would suggest behind Castilo Del Diablo at Lingfield last weekend. This is much easier and John Quinn's charge gets the nod. Gabrial's King is also at home in this grade and ran well over 2m last time but Super Say makes more appeal over today's distance and looks capable of scoring off his current mark. Royal Alcor and Magika are recent course winners in lesser company but will need to step up their game to get involved in this.
Kashmir Peak (IRE) 8-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Castilo Del Diablo (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcap (2) pol.
Gabrial's King (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, headway when ran wide straight 2f out, soon ridden, edged left and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Theology (9-9) at Lingfield 2m hcp (2) pol in Dec.
Odin (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 5f out, soon chased leaders, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Echo Brava (9-11) at Kempton 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (0-85) (4yo+) (4) pol.
Super Say (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 5l behind Modernstone (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (2) pol in Dec.
Royal Alcor (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Held up in, headway when not clear run over 2f out, led just over 1f out, hung left and ran on well to draw clear inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Fly Solo (9-7) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
All The Winds (GER) 4-1 (9-3) Keen close up, led 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 12l behind Magika (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Magika 6-1 (8-10) Behind, driven to chase leaders over 4f out, never on terms, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 22l behind Masterful Act (9-9) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp (0-90) (3) fbs.