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DONCASTER 15:45

13:2514:0014:3515:1015:4516:2016:5017:25
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15:45 Saturday 28 March 2015

BETWAY LINCOLN (HERITAGE HANDICAP) (2)

Distance : 1m (Str)
Prize : £100,000 Age : 4yo+ Race Type : Flat Surface : Turf Going : Gd/Sft
Race Type : Flat Surface : Turf
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Pos (Draw) Pos (Draw) Btn Horse Name Horse Name TFR Tfig Jockey Age Wgt ISP ISP BSP Hi/Lo
Pedigree Jockey & Trainer Trainer (Equip) (OR) (Place) BSP
1 (15) 1 (15) Tony Hamilton silk 12. GABRIAL (IRE) 12. GABRIAL (IRE) -3 <
112
> -9 114 Tony Hamilton 6 9-0 12/113 12/113
Tony Hamilton silk bg DARK ANGEL (IRE) 113 - GUAJIRA (FR) MTOTO 134 J: Tony Hamilton
T: Richard Fahey
Age: 6 Wgt: 9-0 OR: 100
Richard Fahey (100)
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made a winning reappearance at this meeting for the second start in 3 years (went to Dubai in 2014), clearly primed for the day, the way things panned out also a factor in a performance up there with his very best, still decidedly smart and, as with Leicester last backend, showing none of the quirks that have hindered him over the years; dropped out, smooth headway over 1f out, kept on well final 1f, pegging back one who got first run on him in the final 50 yds; will probably struggle to win another race of this type off higher marks in the coming weeks, an element of taking advantage of circumstances here, so may be better off back in listed/pattern races.
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2 (6) 2 (6) Daniel Tudhope silk nk 4. MONDIALISTE (IRE) 4. MONDIALISTE (IRE) -8 <
116+
> -6 118 Daniel Tudhope 5 9-5 25/126 25/126
Daniel Tudhope silk bh GALILEO (IRE) 134 - OCCUPANDISTE (IRE) 123 KALDOUN (FR) 122 J: Daniel Tudhope
T: David O'Meara
Age: 5 Wgt: 9-5 OR: 105
David O'Meara (105)
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a smart performer in France for Freddy Head, third in the Prix Jean Prat at 3 yrs, but took his form to another level on British/handicap debut after 10 months off; held up, stylish headway over 1f out, quickened to lead soon after, headed final 50 yds, clear of remainder; the way he went about things here suggests an even bigger performance could be in the locker and he'll be high on the shortlist for a similar event next time, with a return to group races also likely to be on the agenda at some point.
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3 (19) 3 (19) Martin Harley silk 2 8. MOOHAARIB (IRE) 8. MOOHAARIB (IRE) -10 <
106+
> +10 109 Martin Harley 4 9-0 12/113 12/113
Martin Harley silk bg OASIS DREAM 129 - EVITA 76 SELKIRK (USA) 129 J: Martin Harley
T: Marco Botti
Age: 4 Wgt: 9-0 OR: 100
Marco Botti (100)
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built on a strong first season with an even better display after 4 months off, this probably not his peak either, plenty of positives to take from this display even though he did look a bit tricky under pressure - as with his other visit to this track; towards rear, tanked along, headway over 1f out, wandered badly when push came to shove but seemed to pass the post with running left; strong-travelling style lends itself well to this sort of race and he'll remain of interest.
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4 (12) 4 (12) Jimmy Fortune silk 17. WHAT ABOUT CARLO (FR) 17. WHAT ABOUT CARLO (FR) +1 <
98
> -15 101 Jimmy Fortune 4 8-12 20/121 20/121
Jimmy Fortune silk bg CREACHADOIR (IRE) 126 - BOCCATENERA (GER) ARTAN (IRE) 119 J: Jimmy Fortune
T: Eve Johnson Houghton
Age: 4 Wgt: 8-12 OR: 98
Eve Johnson Houghton (98)
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had a fitness edge over most of these and got a race run to suit, able to make cheap late gains, so this goes down as no more than a respectable effort, for all that he hit the frame in a prestigious handicap; in rear, kept on well final 1f without landing a blow; still 4 lb higher in weights than for last success, too.
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5 (7) 5 (7) Graham Lee silk nk 18. MANGE ALL 18. MANGE ALL +5 <
97?
> -70 99 Graham Lee 4 8-11 13/27.5 13/27.5
Graham Lee silk b g ZAMINDAR (USA) 116 - BLANCMANGE MONTJEU (IRE) 137 J: Graham Lee
T: William Haggas
Age: 4 Wgt: 8-11 OR: 97
William Haggas (97)
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made a satisfactory return to action after 6 months off considering things didn't quite work out for him; mid-field, tight for room/buffetted around a bit in first half of the race, had to weave through, one paced final 1f; settled better than has been the case which bodes well for his prospects when stepped back up in trip (will possibly prove ideally suited by 1¼m), and remains with a different sort of profile to most he'll meet in these big handicaps, so still appeals as one to follow.
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6 (18) 6 (18) Jimmy Quinn silk hd 5. ZARWAAN 5. ZARWAAN +2 <
101+
> +4 104 Jimmy Quinn 4 9-2 9/110 9/110
Jimmy Quinn silk b g DUTCH ART 126 - DEVELYN PIVOTAL 124 J: Jimmy Quinn
T: Ed Dunlop
Age: 4 Wgt: 9-2 OR: 102
Ed Dunlop (102)
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did well in a truncated 3-y-o campaign (presumably had injury troubles after the summer) and, after 9 months off, laid the foundations for further progress this time around, briefly looking set to get involved in the finish before lack of peak fitness told; mid-field, smooth headway over 1f out, every chance soon after, no extra final 100 yds; clearly well suited by these big-field handicaps and will continue to make his presence felt in such contests, the Victoria Cup back at Ascot an obvious summer target, sure to be just as effective at 7f as 1m.
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7 (17) 7 (17) Jamie Spencer silk hd 13. JACK'S REVENGE (IRE) 13. JACK'S REVENGE (IRE) <
98+
> 100 Jamie Spencer 7 8-13 25/126 25/126
Jamie Spencer silk brg FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND 120 - SPIRIT OF AGE (IRE) 83p INDIAN RIDGE 123 J: Jamie Spencer
T: George Baker
Age: 7 Wgt: 8-13 Eq: (b+t) OR: 99
George Baker (b+t) (99)
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is a consistent sort and turned in another solid effort, deserving of a little extra credit too, waiting tactics the way to go here but slightly overdone by Spencer in this instance; dropped out, travelled well, switched over 1f out, effort soon after, kept on without landing a blow; being cut no slack from the handicapper though, 4 lb higher than when filling the same spot in this race in 2014, despite remaining winless in the meantime.
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8 (11) 8 (11) Chris Hayes silk ½ 9. BARAWEEZ (IRE) 9. BARAWEEZ (IRE) -62 <
98+
> 0 100 Chris Hayes 5 9-0 14/115 14/115
Chris Hayes silk bg CAPE CROSS (IRE) 129 - AQUARELLE BLEUE SADLER'S WELLS (USA) 132 J: Chris Hayes
T: Brian Ellison
Age: 5 Wgt: 9-0 OR: 100
Brian Ellison (100)
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ended last season on a high (final run easily excused) and showed up well on first start for 5 months, doing best of those who raced towards the head of the main pack; close up, travelled well for long way, briefly upsides over 1f out, faded final 1f as earlier exertions told; just as effective at 7f and new mark probably still workable, so not one to write off when found an easier opportunity in the coming weeks.
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9 (16) 9 (16) Silvestre De Sousa silk 1 11. TRES CORONAS (IRE) 11. TRES CORONAS (IRE) +2 <
95
> +10 98 Silvestre De Sousa 8 9-0 33/134 33/134
Silvestre De Sousa silk bg KEY OF LUCK (USA) 126 - ALMANSA (IRE) DR DEVIOUS (IRE) 127 J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: David Barron
Age: 8 Wgt: 9-0 OR: 100
David Barron (100)
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tackling an inadequate trip after 7 months off, wasn't at his best; in rear, pushed along around 2f out, plugged on; will need a reproduction of the purple patch he found last summer if he's to defy current mark, still 6 lb above last winning rating.
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10 (21) 10 (21) Robert Havlin silk ½ 14. GM HOPKINS 14. GM HOPKINS +7 <
93
> +16 95 Robert Havlin 4 8-13 6/17f 6/17f
Robert Havlin silk bg DUBAWI (IRE) 129 - VARSITY 109 LOMITAS 129 J: Robert Havlin
T: John Gosden
Age: 4 Wgt: 8-13 OR: 99
John Gosden (99)
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may have again failed to reproduce his Newmarket form but, as with his last 2 starts in 2014, had a valid excuse, the combination of 5-month absence and ground softer than good catching him out this time; mid-field, typically travelled well, effort/every chance over 1f out, faded; remains with the potential to do better and well worth another chance.
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11 (5) 11 (5) Graham Gibbons silk ¾ 15. BERTIEWHITTLE 15. BERTIEWHITTLE +8 <
90
> +3 93 Graham Gibbons 7 8-12 40/141 40/141
Graham Gibbons silk chg BAHAMIAN BOUNTY 116 - MINETTE 55 BISHOP OF CASHEL 122 J: Graham Gibbons
T: David Barron
Age: 7 Wgt: 8-12 OR: 98
David Barron (98)
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wasn't at his best after 10 months off, acknowledging a stiff 1m doesn't play to his strengths; in rear, pushed along around 2f out, not quicken; has been given a chance by the handicapper, but winless run stretches back to 2011.
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12 (14) 12 (14) Louis Steward silk ¾ 1. BRONZE ANGEL (IRE) 1. BRONZE ANGEL (IRE) +6 <
101
> +2 104 Louis Steward (3) 6 9-11 14/115 14/115
Louis Steward silk bg DARK ANGEL (IRE) 113 - RIHANA (IRE) 68 PRIOLO (USA) 127 J: Louis Steward (3)
T: Marcus Tregoning
Age: 6 Wgt: 9-11 Eq: (b) OR: 111
Marcus Tregoning (b) (111)
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is ideally served by this sort of scenario, but failed to fire on first start in 5 months, whilst two wins in valuable events last autumn have left him with a mountain to climb from a handicapping perspective; patiently ridden, not ideally placed out on the flank towards the middle of the track, never landed a blow.
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13 (4) 13 (4) Steve Drowne silk ½ 19. HILLBILLY BOY (IRE) 19. HILLBILLY BOY (IRE) +9 <
86
> +17 88 Steve Drowne 5 8-11 14/115 14/115
Steve Drowne silk bg HAAFHD 129 - ERREUR (IRE) 84 DESERT KING (IRE) 129 J: Steve Drowne
T: Martin Smith
Age: 5 Wgt: 8-11 OR: 97
Martin Smith (97)
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better judged on reappearance, which suggested all the ability remains, as he failed to stay here, this a far more demanding test at 1m than on the AW at Lingfield; mid-field, headway over 1f out, weakened final 1f, losing several places final 100 yds.
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14 (8) 14 (8) Shelley Birkett silk 22. ROBERT THE PAINTER (IRE) 22. ROBERT THE PAINTER (IRE) +8 <
74
> +5 76 Shelley Birkett (3) 7 8-10 33/134 33/134
Shelley Birkett silk bg WHIPPER (USA) 126 - LIDANNA 113 NICHOLAS (USA) 111 J: Shelley Birkett (3)
T: David O'Meara
Age: 7 Wgt: 8-10 Eq: (h) OR: 96
David O'Meara (h) (96)
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5 weeks on from a disappointing spell in Dubai, fared no better here in another change of headgear (back in a hood); close up, struggling 2f out, weakened.
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15 (13) 15 (13) Paul Mulrennan silk ½ 16. DON'T CALL ME (IRE) 16. DON'T CALL ME (IRE) +22 <
74
> +24 77 Paul Mulrennan 8 8-12 40/141 40/141
Paul Mulrennan silk chg HAAFHD 129 - JUST CALL ME (NZ) BLUES TRAVELLER (IRE) 119 J: Paul Mulrennan
T: David Nicholls
Age: 8 Wgt: 8-12 Eq: (t) OR: 98
David Nicholls (t) (98)
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followed a below-par run with a poor one; mid-field, struggling over 1f out, never a threat; looks to have gone off the boil so easily opposed next time, too.
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16 (10) 16 (10) Joe Doyle silk sh 2. OCEAN TEMPEST 2. OCEAN TEMPEST -58 <
86
> +4 89 Joe Doyle (5) 6 9-10 25/126 25/126
Joe Doyle silk grg ACT ONE 124 - IPSA LOQUITUR 69p UNFUWAIN (USA) 131 J: Joe Doyle (5)
T: John Ryan
Age: 6 Wgt: 9-10 OR: 110
John Ryan (110)
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had a similar prep to last year (been kept busy in Dubai), but ran no sort of race this time around; close up, labouring over 3f out, beaten soon after, looking a bit ungainly under pressure; type to bounce back soon.
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17 (22) 17 (22) Jack Garritty silk 1 7. GABRIAL'S KAKA (IRE) 7. GABRIAL'S KAKA (IRE) +21 <
75
> +21 77 Jack Garritty (5) 5 9-1 17/29.5 17/29.5
Jack Garritty silk bg JEREMY (USA) 122 - LOVE IN MAY (IRE) 80 CITY ON A HILL (USA) 114 J: Jack Garritty (5)
T: Richard Fahey
Age: 5 Wgt: 9-1 OR: 101
Richard Fahey (101)
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hit the ground running in 2014 but disappointed after 5 months off, tactics admittedly playing a part, one of the two who raced slightly away from the main pack on the near side; mid-field, weakened from 2f out.
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18 (1) 18 (1) Kieran O'Neill silk 10. EMELL 10. EMELL +18 <
65
> +44 68 Kieran O'Neill 5 9-0 66/167 66/167
Kieran O'Neill silk chg MEDICEAN 128 - LONDONNETDOTCOM (IRE) 101 NIGHT SHIFT (USA) J: Kieran O'Neill
T: Richard Hannon
Age: 5 Wgt: 9-0 OR: 100
Richard Hannon (100)
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wasn't at his best when last seen before the turn of the year and fared no better after 3 months off; prominent, driven over 2f out, weakened.
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19 (2) 19 (2) Pat Smullen silk nk 6. BELGIAN BILL 6. BELGIAN BILL +44 <
67?
> +45 70 Pat Smullen 7 9-2 9/110 9/110
Pat Smullen silk bh EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) 126 - GAY ROMANCE 71 SINGSPIEL (IRE) 133 J: Pat Smullen
T: George Baker
Age: 7 Wgt: 9-2 Eq: (s+t) OR: 102
George Baker (s+t) (102)
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did well out in Dubai and attracted market support but failed to carry that form over here, having no obvious excuses either, usually well suited by this sort of environment; mid-field, weakened final 1f; doesn't win very often but is the type to bounce back soon.
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20 (3) 20 (3) Kieran Shoemark silk ¾ 3. FIRE SHIP 3. FIRE SHIP +44 <
70
> +37 73 Kieran Shoemark (5) 6 9-7 33/134 33/134
Kieran Shoemark silk bg FIREBREAK 125 - MAYS DREAM - JOSR ALGARHOUD (IRE) 118 J: Kieran Shoemark (5)
T: William Knight
Age: 6 Wgt: 9-7 OR: 107
William Knight (107)
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starts the year off a career-high mark, the handicapper having overreacted to his second in a listed race last backend, but this still goes down as a poor effort, always behind.
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21 (9) 21 (9) Charles Bishop silk 2 20. LINCOLN (IRE) 20. LINCOLN (IRE) +43 <
55+
> +42 58 Charles Bishop 4 8-11 25/126 25/126
Charles Bishop silk bg CLODOVIL (IRE) 116 - GILT LINKED 85 COMPTON PLACE 125 J: Charles Bishop
T: Mick Channon
Age: 4 Wgt: 8-11 OR: 97
Mick Channon (97)
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after 6 months off, did too much too soon, especially as he's unproven at this trip; forced pace, soon clear, closed down 2f out, headed soon after, no extra; next run will reveal more about current level.
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22 (20) 22 (20) Jordan Vaughan silk ¾ 21. BOOM AND BUST (IRE) 21. BOOM AND BUST (IRE) +27 <
52
> +16 55 Jordan Vaughan (5) 8 8-10 66/167 66/167
Jordan Vaughan silk b g FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND 120 - FOREST CALL 67 WOLFHOUND (USA) 126 J: Jordan Vaughan (5)
T: Marcus Tregoning
Age: 8 Wgt: 8-10 OR: 96
Marcus Tregoning (96)
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ran no sort of race after 5 months off, even allowing that he wasn't ideally placed, one of the 2 who raced slightly away from the main pack; prominent, driven under 3f out, weakened.
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All 22 ran.

Winning Owner: Dr Marwan Koukash

Time: 1m 39.62s Closing Sectional: (3.00f): 39.32s (95.0%)

Some of the up-and-comers/market leaders didn't quite deliver on the day, a couple seemingly in need of the outing, but this still strikes as a strong renewal of this traditional curtainraiser, the winner tuned up and running as well as he's ever done, beating a Group-class French import and one who isn't yet fully exposed; the gallop was sound, especially considering they were running into a headwind, and all the principals came from off the pace; with the exception of a couple who were well held, the entire field raced in one group towards the centre of the track.

GABRIAL (IRE) made a winning reappearance at this meeting for the second start in 3 years (went to Dubai in 2014), clearly primed for the day, the way things panned out also a factor in a performance up there with his very best, still decidedly smart and, as with Leicester last backend, showing none of the quirks that have hindered him over the years; dropped out, smooth headway over 1f out, kept on well final 1f, pegging back one who got first run on him in the final 50 yds; will probably struggle to win another race of this type off higher marks in the coming weeks, an element of taking advantage of circumstances here, so may be better off back in listed/pattern races.

MONDIALISTE (IRE) a smart performer in France for Freddy Head, third in the Prix Jean Prat at 3 yrs, but took his form to another level on British/handicap debut after 10 months off; held up, stylish headway over 1f out, quickened to lead soon after, headed final 50 yds, clear of remainder; the way he went about things here suggests an even bigger performance could be in the locker and he'll be high on the shortlist for a similar event next time, with a return to group races also likely to be on the agenda at some point.

MOOHAARIB (IRE) built on a strong first season with an even better display after 4 months off, this probably not his peak either, plenty of positives to take from this display even though he did look a bit tricky under pressure - as with his other visit to this track; towards rear, tanked along, headway over 1f out, wandered badly when push came to shove but seemed to pass the post with running left; strong-travelling style lends itself well to this sort of race and he'll remain of interest.

WHAT ABOUT CARLO (FR) had a fitness edge over most of these and got a race run to suit, able to make cheap late gains, so this goes down as no more than a respectable effort, for all that he hit the frame in a prestigious handicap; in rear, kept on well final 1f without landing a blow; still 4 lb higher in weights than for last success, too.

MANGE ALL made a satisfactory return to action after 6 months off considering things didn't quite work out for him; mid-field, tight for room/buffetted around a bit in first half of the race, had to weave through, one paced final 1f; settled better than has been the case which bodes well for his prospects when stepped back up in trip (will possibly prove ideally suited by 1¼m), and remains with a different sort of profile to most he'll meet in these big handicaps, so still appeals as one to follow.

ZARWAAN did well in a truncated 3-y-o campaign (presumably had injury troubles after the summer) and, after 9 months off, laid the foundations for further progress this time around, briefly looking set to get involved in the finish before lack of peak fitness told; mid-field, smooth headway over 1f out, every chance soon after, no extra final 100 yds; clearly well suited by these big-field handicaps and will continue to make his presence felt in such contests, the Victoria Cup back at Ascot an obvious summer target, sure to be just as effective at 7f as 1m.

JACK'S REVENGE (IRE) is a consistent sort and turned in another solid effort, deserving of a little extra credit too, waiting tactics the way to go here but slightly overdone by Spencer in this instance; dropped out, travelled well, switched over 1f out, effort soon after, kept on without landing a blow; being cut no slack from the handicapper though, 4 lb higher than when filling the same spot in this race in 2014, despite remaining winless in the meantime.

BARAWEEZ (IRE) ended last season on a high (final run easily excused) and showed up well on first start for 5 months, doing best of those who raced towards the head of the main pack; close up, travelled well for long way, briefly upsides over 1f out, faded final 1f as earlier exertions told; just as effective at 7f and new mark probably still workable, so not one to write off when found an easier opportunity in the coming weeks.

TRES CORONAS (IRE) tackling an inadequate trip after 7 months off, wasn't at his best; in rear, pushed along around 2f out, plugged on; will need a reproduction of the purple patch he found last summer if he's to defy current mark, still 6 lb above last winning rating.

GM HOPKINS may have again failed to reproduce his Newmarket form but, as with his last 2 starts in 2014, had a valid excuse, the combination of 5-month absence and ground softer than good catching him out this time; mid-field, typically travelled well, effort/every chance over 1f out, faded; remains with the potential to do better and well worth another chance.

BERTIEWHITTLE wasn't at his best after 10 months off, acknowledging a stiff 1m doesn't play to his strengths; in rear, pushed along around 2f out, not quicken; has been given a chance by the handicapper, but winless run stretches back to 2011.

BRONZE ANGEL (IRE) is ideally served by this sort of scenario, but failed to fire on first start in 5 months, whilst two wins in valuable events last autumn have left him with a mountain to climb from a handicapping perspective; patiently ridden, not ideally placed out on the flank towards the middle of the track, never landed a blow.

HILLBILLY BOY (IRE) better judged on reappearance, which suggested all the ability remains, as he failed to stay here, this a far more demanding test at 1m than on the AW at Lingfield; mid-field, headway over 1f out, weakened final 1f, losing several places final 100 yds.

ROBERT THE PAINTER (IRE) 5 weeks on from a disappointing spell in Dubai, fared no better here in another change of headgear (back in a hood); close up, struggling 2f out, weakened.

DON'T CALL ME (IRE) followed a below-par run with a poor one; mid-field, struggling over 1f out, never a threat; looks to have gone off the boil so easily opposed next time, too.

OCEAN TEMPEST had a similar prep to last year (been kept busy in Dubai), but ran no sort of race this time around; close up, labouring over 3f out, beaten soon after, looking a bit ungainly under pressure; type to bounce back soon.

GABRIAL'S KAKA (IRE) hit the ground running in 2014 but disappointed after 5 months off, tactics admittedly playing a part, one of the two who raced slightly away from the main pack on the near side; mid-field, weakened from 2f out.

EMELL wasn't at his best when last seen before the turn of the year and fared no better after 3 months off; prominent, driven over 2f out, weakened.

BELGIAN BILL did well out in Dubai and attracted market support but failed to carry that form over here, having no obvious excuses either, usually well suited by this sort of environment; mid-field, weakened final 1f; doesn't win very often but is the type to bounce back soon.

FIRE SHIP starts the year off a career-high mark, the handicapper having overreacted to his second in a listed race last backend, but this still goes down as a poor effort, always behind.

LINCOLN (IRE) after 6 months off, did too much too soon, especially as he's unproven at this trip; forced pace, soon clear, closed down 2f out, headed soon after, no extra; next run will reveal more about current level.

BOOM AND BUST (IRE) ran no sort of race after 5 months off, even allowing that he wasn't ideally placed, one of the 2 who raced slightly away from the main pack; prominent, driven under 3f out, weakened.