mid-division, ridden and edged right over 2f out, never a threat, weakened over 1f out
slowly into stride, held up, always behind
held up, always in rear
mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, never threatened leaders
behind, headway into mid-division after 5f, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, never able to challenge
tracked leader, driven 3f out, soon lost place, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
mid-division, driven over 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, never able to challenge
led, headed well over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, kept on under pressure final furlong, never able to get back on terms with front pair
tracked leaders, driven and outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on final furlong, no impression
tracked leaders, effort 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th final furlong
held up towards rear, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure final furlong, never going pace to challenge
tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to challenge inside final furlong, led and kept on towards finish
tracked leaders, headway to lead well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on when hard pressed final furlong, headed towards finish, no extra
always towards rear
mid-division, driven over 2f out, never able to challenge, weakened and eased inside final furlong
Myklachi, successful over 2m at Newcastle, and IRON MIKE, a winner over 1m4f at Musselburgh, remain at the foot of the weights. The latter is clearly improving and preferred over this trip. True Romance won at Musselburgh and Catterick before failing to justify favouritism at Thirsk but steps up a grade for this. Firewater is likely to be thereabouts again and another course winner, Remember Rocky, is also running well. Sempre Presto has only won at Pontefract so far, however, and remains in the handicapper’s grip. Needs To Be Seen has his sights lowered and may prove the pick of the remainder.
Shrewd 12-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, lost touch, 5f out, tailed off, last of 11, dist behind Donnachies Girl (8-4) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp (5) hvy in Aug.
Needs To Be Seen (FR) 40-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, kept on well under pressure, 8th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Shamad (9-1) at York 1m 4f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Trautmann (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up, never dangerous, 10th of 12, dist behind Platform Nineteen (9-3) at York 2m hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Sioux Frontier (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, never able to challenge, 7th of 13, 7 1/4l behind Moll Davis (8-12) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Sbraase 11-2 (9-12) A little slow into stride and pushed along, towards rear, pushed along again into straight, kept on same pace without threatening final furlong, 11th of 13, 6 1/4l behind Drakensberg (10-0) at Leopardstown 1m 5f hcp gf in Aug.
Corton Lad 7-1 (9-4) Sent forward to press leader, led after 2f, set a fast pace, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 17 1/2l behind Battle Of Marathon (9-9) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp (5) gf in Sep.
Sempre Presto (IRE) 17-2 (9-2) Tracked leader until over 4f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, switched left approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, last of 3, 2 1/4l behind Fantastic Blue (9-6) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp (4) gf in Sep.
Qasr 14-1 (9-8) Led until over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 10, 18 3/4l behind Battle of Issus (8-11) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp (6) sft in Jun.
Remember Rocky 10-1 (9-11) In touch, headway to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Gylo (9-13) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in Sep.
True Romance (IRE) 6-4fav (9-9) Mid-division, headway and switched right over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Near Kettering (9-11) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (6) sft in Aug.
Firewater 9-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Royal Shaheen (9-11) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Dreams And Visions (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, niggled along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 13, 12 3/4l behind First In Line (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f stks (5) gs in Aug.
Iron Mike 10-3 (9-4) Soon led, took keen hold, hard driven when pressed over 2f out, drew clear entering final furlong, comfortably, won at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in Sep beating Fantastic Ms Fox (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Dew Pond 5-1 (9-12) Held up, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Gylo (9-8) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp (6) gd in Sep.
Myklachi (FR) 4-1 (9-10) Held up, headway over 3f out, not clear run over 2f out, switched right, nor clear run again over 1f out, ran on to lead towards finish, readily, won at Newcastle 2m hcp (6) pol in Aug beating Nataleena (9-4) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Fox Fearless 33-1 (8-11) Driven leaving stalls, led, headed over 3f out, weakened from over 2f out, last of 6, 14 3/4l behind Calculation (9-2) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp (4) gs in Jul.
Esspeegee Evensfav (9-7) Always well placed, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 6 1/2l behind Kirtling (8-12) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in Sep.