tracked leaders led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon pressed, edged right inside final furlong, found extra last 75 yards
towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous
tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong
held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened
dwelt, in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra and lost 3rd place close home
prominent, chased winner over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, not quicken
Nottingham winner JUMIRA PRINCE was expected to do better at Haydock last time but gets another chance in this given Roger Varian has won with four of his last seven runners at this venue. Royal Shaheen is not out of this after last week’s third over track and trip with Dominannie back in fourth while Ingleby Angel indicated a return to form when narrowly beaten at Beverley recently when a couple of lengths ahead of Ellaa. Billy Bond was second at Ripon last time but has now had 20 starts on Turf without a win.
Royal Shaheen (FR) 9-2 (10-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Zodiakos (10-0) at Ayr 1m hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Sikandar (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear and keen, headway on outer over 1f out, one pace, 10th of 14, 3 3/4l behind Therthaar (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Jun.
Reinforced 8-1 (9-9) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 5 1/2l behind Dark Profit (9-13) at Ayr 7f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Ingleby Angel (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Took keen hold, mid-division, headway on outside over 5f out, driven 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, took 2nd post, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Talent Scout (10-3) at Beverley 1m hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Ellaal 16-1 (9-9) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Talent Scout (10-3) at Beverley 1m hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Dominannie (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Dwelt in rear, switched right 2f out, headway entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 3 1/4l behind Zodiakos (10-0) at Ayr 1m hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Billy Bond 11-2 (8-5) Held up, headway on outside over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on, went 2nd last strides, no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 3 3/4l behind Cosmic Ray (9-6) at Ripon 1m hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Jumira Prince (IRE) 13-8fav (9-1) Held up, headway on outside over 2f out, soon ridden and unable to pick up, one pace, 5th of 7, 5 1/2l behind Ray's The Money (9-5) at Haydock 1m hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Thornton 8-1 (9-3) Broke well, tracked leaders, lost place and hung left over 1f out, no impression after, 7th of 13, 7 1/2l behind Important Mission (9-3) at Newcastle 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Stardrifter 22-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway inside final furlong, kept on, never nearer, 6th of 12, 6 3/4l behind Cline (9-6) at Hamilton 1m hcp (6) gs in Jul.