held up, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, kept on same pace
chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon lost place
mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
held up, never dangerous
led until over 1f out, weakened final furlong
keen in mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms
slowly into stride, held up, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, ran on
slowly into stride, held up, never dangerous
mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well
chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, no extra closing stages
prominent, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on
Mainly disappointing types contest the first division of this handicap. Redgrave, Royal Regent and Agar's Plough were all beaten favourites last time so have a bit to prove. Donnelly's Rainbow has won twice this year but is looking in the handicapper’s grip now. Bottom weight Carey Street seems to be running into form, however, while Make Me was in good form around this time last year and has slipped to a mark from which he should be competitive. ZORAVAN (NAP) won over 7f here last year but has shown himself to be better suited by a mile this season. He’s on a fair mark and is overdue another victory.
Storm Ahead (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, short of room inside final furlong, soon weakened, 10th of 17, 9 3/4l behind Time For A Toot (9-10) at Haydock 1m hcp (4) sft in Sep.
Mount Ararat (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 19 1/2l behind Mikmak (9-6) at Haydock 1m hcp (3) hvy in Aug.
Mustaqbal (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Raced wide in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 14 3/4l behind Redarna (10-7) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Elusive Heights (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Prominent, came centre turning in, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 33 3/4l behind Spiorad (10-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp (4) sft in Aug.
Lightning Attack 17-2 (9-1) Close up, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 17 3/4l behind Cape Victory (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp (4) gf in Sep.
Agar's Plough 5-1jfav (10-5) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 7 3/4l behind Edgar Allan Poe (10-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
My Amigo 28-1 (9-9) Always behind, last of 11, 25 1/2l behind Strong Steps (9-7) at Ayr 1m hcp (5) sft in Jul.
Zoravan (USA) 6-1 (9-1) Pushed along behind, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind The Navigator (9-8) at Carlisle 1m hcp (5) gs in Sep.
Tagur (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Ridden away from stalls, soon mid-division on outside, closed over 5f out, lost place 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 21 1/4l behind Dawn Breaking (8-9) at Pontefract 1m hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Donnelly's Rainbow (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, headway on inside 3f out, not clear run from over 2f out until switched left inside final furlong, stayed on closing stages, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Glengarry (9-8) at Musselburgh 7f hcp (4) gf in Sep.
Make Me 6-1 (9-0) Led, hung left and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Valley of Fire (9-3) at Redcar 7f hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Carey Street (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 4 1/4l behind Royal Shaheen (9-11) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Redgrave (IRE) 3-1fav (9-12) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 28 1/4l behind Scofflaw (9-12) at Chester 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Royal Regent 3-1jfav (9-9) Prominent, led over 7f out, edged right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 3rd and beaten towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Three Castles (8-6) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp (5) hvy in Aug.