Tote Win: £4.90 Tote Place: £1.80,1.40,1.70
Straight Forecast: £19.61 Exacta: £20.30 Trifecta: £69.30 Swingers: 1&2:2.80 2&3:3.60 1&3:4.70
Jackpot: £17,045.99 carried forward to Ripon, 15th May
Placepot: £27.20, Pool: £154451.31, 4144.69 winning tickets
Quadpot: £14.30, Pool: £7998.83, 411.11 winning tickets
A textbook piece of front-running jockeyship here from Steve Drowne as AL KAZEEM didn't see another rival. Smartly into stride from his rails-side pitch, Roger Charlton's unexposed colt was allowed to set his own fractions out in front, and after Drowne had stacked up his rivals in-behind, he then kicked clear with two furlongs to run, pinching a length. After that decisive move he never looked like being caught, and his jockey wasn't hard on him late in the day. He'll go up for this commanding performance, and whilst it's remembering that he got an uncontested lead, he is very much a horse on the up and may have his sights raised again, to Listed class or higher; he's now also two out of two at the track. Labarinto finished second, having been held up off the gallop. Ryan Moore had to bid his time before unleashing his mount, again challenging down the centre of the track rather than dashing left at the cutaway, and he plugged on without ever really threatening to pick up the winner. The race worked against him today but when getting a stronger gallop he'll be hard to beat wherever he goes next. Catching the eye massively in third was Fulgur, who like the winner, had already won at the track. He certainly got the longer trip fine and deserves plenty of credit for making up significant ground from off the pace having been far too keen in the first half of the race. He was under pressure a long way out but seemed to run about under pressure; he may be mentally fragile. Fourth home was Rastaban who just looked to be found out for a turn of foot where it mattered. Dominant raced too freely on the outside of the field and could have done with a lot more cover than he got, whilst General Synod was prominent throughout, and therefore in a good place to strike, but failed to pick up having travelled well. State Opera was another who held every chance turning in but the response when let down was disappointing, although his jockey wasn't hard on him once he was beaten.