raced keenly, with leader, led over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, stayed on under pressure when hard pressed final 75 yards, just held on
held up mid-division, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, never able to challenge
slowly into stride, soon tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on to press winner final 75 yards, just failed
held up mid-division on outside, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms
held up mid-division, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, never able to challenge
held up towards rear, driven over 2f out, ridden and one pace when hung left inside final 2f, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, took 3rd final strides, no impression with front pair
held up behind, ridden over 2f out, never going pace to challenge, weakened and eased towards finish
led, ridden and headed over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
slowly into stride, in rear, driven and outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure on outside final furlong, never nearer
tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair inside final furlong, lost 3rd final strides
A tricky start for punters with half of this field having won their latest outing. Yoshimi is preferred to the more-exposed International Lion and Viceregent of Richard Fahey’s trio but a narrow vote goes to ATHEEB. Sir Michael Stoute has booked Colm O’Donoghue for his Haydock winner, who will appreciate a further step up in trip being related to stayer Bartholomeu Dias. Improving Thirsk scorer Plymouth Rock is a danger, however, while Top Buck has already won over a mile at Bath. Tell Me All won over an extended 7f at Beverley and may not have been suited by the sharper track at Lingfield when failing to land the odds.
Tell Me All 8-15fav (9-9) Led after 1f, hard ridden and headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Hector Loza (9-9) at Lingfield 7f stks (5) pol in Aug.
Atheeb 13-8fav (9-5) Keen in touch, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Haydock 7f stks (4) gf in Aug beating End Zone (9-5) by nk, 10 ran.
Yoshimi (IRE) 8-11fav (9-2) Tracked leader, not clear run over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, driven out, won at Musselburgh 7f stks (5) gf in Sep beating Get Boosting (9-2) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Plymouth Rock (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Thirsk 7f stks (4) gd in Sep beating El Naseri (9-5) by nk, 10 ran.
Top Buck (IRE) 13-8fav (9-7) In rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Bath 1m (5) fm in Sep beating Breck's Selection (8-12) by 3 3/4l, 4 ran.
Sir Arthur Dayne (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Held up in last pair, headway on inside chasing leaders over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Imperial Empire (9-1) at Sandown 7f (4) gf in Aug.
Clay Regazzoni 12-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind International Lion (8-7) at Thirsk 1m (5) gd in Sep.
Viceregent 9-1 (9-5) Chased leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Plymouth Rock (9-5) at Thirsk 7f stks (4) gd in Sep.
International Lion 10-1 (8-7) Slowly away, in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, soon ridden, held on towards finish, won at Thirsk 1m (5) gd in Sep beating Clay Regazzoni (9-6) by nk, 12 ran.
Bye Bye Euro (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Mid-division, driven over 3f out, never pace to challenge, ridden and weakened 1f out, 6th of 9, 19l behind King's Caper (9-5) at Ripon 1m stks (4) sft in Aug.