chased leading trio, pushed along 3f out, hampered over 2f out, weakened 2f out
switched right start, held up last, racing on outside when slightly hampered over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to 2nd close home, unable to reach winner
chased leader, ridden to lead 2f out, headed under pressure over 1f out, soon one pace, kept on again inside final furlong
held up in 6th, headway on outside over 4f out, chased leading trio 3f out, 2nd entering final 2f, led over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, headed and no extra final 110 yards, lost 2nd close home
in touch in 5th, under pressure 5f out, weakened and in rear when hampered over 2f out
chased leading pair, travelling well on inside 3f out, injured and unseated rider over 2f out
held up in last trio, hampered over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish
took keen hold early stages, held up in last trio, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leader 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead final 110 yards
led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong
Chiberta King was well beaten in the 2009 renewal and is readily opposed off a 7lb higher mark this time around as is Bay Willow, who can be forgiven a poor York effort but needs to show he can cope with this ground. Preference is for PROMPTER now he's tried in handicap company and stepped up to a mile and a half. Connections once hoped Michael Bell's son of Derby winner Motivator would follow in his father's footsteps by taking in the Epsom feature but things haven't quite gone to plan. That said, he showed last time that a gelding operation may well have helped him and if that's the case this mark of 102 could prove fair and we've no concerns about the ground. The Fonz had Life And Soul and Anhar behind him when winning at York and isn't ruled out although the last of that trio can close the gap while Magicalmysterytour will enjoy conditions and should go well.
Chiberta King 33-1 (10-0) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, 16l behind Precision Break (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-110 (2) gd.
Prompter 20-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Prince Siegfried (9-2) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f cond Stakes (3) gd in Aug.
Bay Willow (IRE) 8-1fav (9-5) Raced wide, held up, weakened 3f out, 14th of 16, well behind Mount Athos (8-1) at York 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Aug.
The Fonz 10-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway towards stands side over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, won at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug beating Dazzling Light (8-9) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Final Victory 25-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, not much room and lost place over 3f out, stayed on insiude final furlong, no threat, saddle slipped backwards, 6th of 14, 11l behind Dangerous Midge (8-10) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (4yo+) (2) gf in Jul.
Anhar (USA) 17-2 (9-8) Slowly away, held up in rear, headway on far side of group over 3f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, weakened final 150 yards, 9th of 16, 6l behind The Fonz (9-5) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Magicalmysterytour (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 14, 3l behind Senate (8-9) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Life And Soul (IRE) 7-2fav (8-13) Raced center, keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 4l behind Spoken (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Bowdler's Magic 20-1 (9-8) Mid-division, effort on outside over 3f out, soon ridden, chased leading pair over 2f out to over 1f out, gradually weakened final furlong, 8th of 15, 9l behind Activate (8-9) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.