led, ridden over 1f out, headed final strides
dwelt always in rear
close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong
raced wide towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish
dwelt towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never on terms
keen tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace
held up, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish
in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong
tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
raced wide tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, driven and stayed on to lead final strides
The betting suggested MIME DANCE would return to form at Pontefract during the week and he duly ran well for second. Josh Doyle’s allowance helps his cause in this and he gets the nod ahead of Dark Command. The latter has been placed over track and trip the last twice but is upped 4lb. Niqnaaqpaadiwaaq also went close over course and distance last time when clear of the rest and Jay Kay can race off a similar mark to winning last year’s renewal and is not out of this either.
Jay Kay 5-2 (9-10) Led, clear 3f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, chased winner but no chance final furlong, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Eastern Dragon (9-9) at Ayr 1m hcp (5) sft in Jul.
Depth Charge (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway on inside over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Kummiya (8-12) at Nottingham 1m hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Mime Dance 7-4fav (9-12) Tracked winner, ridden inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind British Embassy (10-0) at Pontefract 1m hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Rasaman (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, not clear run over 1f out or inside final furlong, hampered and switched right, never able to challenge, 4th of 8, 2l behind Buccaneers Vault (10-0) at Musselburgh 7f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Mr Cool Cash 6-1 (9-11) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Arcane Dancer (8-12) at Beverley 7f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Niqnaaqpaadiwaaq 11-4fav (10-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, edged right approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, driven and rallied close home, just failed, 2nd of 9, shd behind Charava (9-10) at Ayr 7f hcp (6) gs in Jul.
Crazy Tornado (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Led, ridden entering straight, headed 2 1/2f out, weakened, last of 16, 26l behind Mr Right (9-12) at Naas 7f hcp Yielding - Soft in Jun.
Sophie P 11-2 (8-6) Tracked leaders on inside, pushed along 3f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 6th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Vallarta (9-1) at Ayr 7f hcp (4) sft in Jul.
Dark Command 13-8fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, soon not clear run and switched left, chasing leaders when not much room and switched right over 1f out, ridden and went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, almost snatched 2nd, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Dark Crystal (10-1) at Ayr 7f hcp (6) sft in Jul.
Bahamian Bird 5-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden 2f out, no impression, 4th of 7, 3l behind Hilary J (9-7) at Thirsk 6f hcp fll (5) gf in Jul.