tracked leader after 3f, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace afterwards
led 2f, stayed prominent, weakened inside final 2f
steadied start, took keen hold in rear, always behind, struggling final 3f
settled towards rear, ridden over 3f out, no progress, never dangerous
took keen early, behind, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, no impression on leaders
in touch, ridden over 5f out, effort 2f out, not quicken and weakened over 1f out
mid-division, chased leaders over 4f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, rallied to lead again final strides
held up behind mid-division, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to chase leaders over 1f out, no impression on first 2
mid-division, good headway over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, just outpaced and headed final strides
started slowly, took keen hold in rear, always behind
took keen hold in touch, ridden over 2f out, no progress, soon weakened
held up behind, headway over 3f out, soon ridden and weakened quickly over 2f out
led after 2f, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened
took keen hold early, towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish
towards rear, headway over 4f out, no progress from 3f out, weakened from 2f out
always in rear
always in rear
prominent, ridden and effort 2f out, no extra, kept on same pace
held up mid-division, ridden along over 5f out, under pressure over 3f out, weakening when not much on rail and checked 2f out, eased final furlong
In the day three finale, Eradicate is selected ahead of Ladies Best and Filios. Trainer Mark Johnston has won three of the last five runnings of this race and he sends out Eradicate here, who looked a progressive and useful performer when winning at Haydock last time. He has been raised seven pounds for that success but he still looks very competitive today. Johnston also runs Record Breaker - who is closely weighted with Noticeable based on a Goodwood run of 27 days ago, has won two of his three starts and comes here as a lightly-raced improver - and Swiss Act, who might prove to be the stable third-string. Sir Michael Stoute has won this race twice in recent years and he saddles Ladies Best, who very much looked as though he would improve for the run when third at Newmarket last time (Eradicate was three lengths ahead of him there and Ladies Best is now eight pounds better off at today's weights). The step up in trip should also help the son of King's Best. Also on the short list is Luca Cumani's Filios, who was a very unlucky loser at Haydock two runs ago before making amends at York. He too looks progressive. As you would expect, there are plenty of lightly-raced potential improvers lining up against these runners, including the hat-trick-seeking Man Of Vision, Philatelist, who is five pounds better off for three lengths with Eradicate based on Haydock form, Dansant, who is seven pounds better off with Eradicate for less than three lengths based on the form of the same race, Henry Cecil's Walking Talking, who is open to improvement at today's trip, and Aidan O'Brien's Red Rock Canyon. Once again, though, the selection is Eradicate.
Eradicate (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on well, won at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp (2) gf beating Philatelist (9-4) by 2l, 9 ran.
Celestial Halo (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Soldier Of Fortune (9-2) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in May.
Wandle 9-2 (9-4) Dwelt, soon in touch, led over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Metaphoric (8-7) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp (3) gf in Apr.
Red Rock Canyon (IRE) 8-11fav (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden early straight, headway 2f out, challenged over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Song of Hiawatha (9-0) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo stk gd.
Ladies Best 2-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Smokey Oakey (8-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gs in May.
Philatelist (USA) 6-1 (9-4) Chased leaders and keen, ridden over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, one pace, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Eradicate (9-7) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp (2) gf.
Heron Bay 15-8fav (8-9) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 15, 5l behind Lion Sands (8-9) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stk (5) gf in May.
Walking Talking 11-4 (9-3) Raced wide, close up, tracked leading pair 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed clear and in command when edged right near finish, won at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd beating Purple Emperor (9-3) by 2l, 13 ran.
Filios (IRE) 15-8fav (9-3) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, kept on, won at York 1m 4f 3yo hcp (4) gd in May beating Eglevski (9-3) by 1l, 16 ran.
Dansant 9-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Eradicate (9-7) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp (2) gf.
Noticeable (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden 2f out, strong challenge inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 11, hd behind Record Breaker (8-11) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp (4) gd in May.
Swiss Act (9-2) Missed break, improved 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 10l behind Meshugah (9-2) at Frauenfeld 1m 4f stk gd.
Man of Vision (USA) 7-2 (8-8) Held up in rear, headway 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr beating Gull Wing (8-2) by 2l, 7 ran.
Western Adventure (USA) 2-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Boscobel (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 3f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in May.
Mutadarrej (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway, effort 2f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Sahrati (8-10) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp (3) gs in May.
Sahrati 9-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, drew clear 1f out, driven out, readily, won at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp (3) gs in May beating Mutadarrej (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Golden Dagger (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Held up in mid-division, 5th on inside straight, hanging left from over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Zaham (9-2) at Epsom 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Record Breaker (IRE) 13-8fav (8-11) Made all, strongly pressed from over 1f out, held on gamely near finish, all out, won at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp (4) gd in May beating Noticeable (9-2) by a hd, 11 ran.
Fever 14-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, headway to chase winner approaching final furlong, hanging left, led briefly final furlong, headed final 100 yards, 2nd of 14, nk behind Zaham (9-2) at Epsom 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs.