mid-division, headway over 2f out, not much room soon after, went 2nd and ran on inside final furlong, led close home
slowly away, always behind
prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong
chased leaders, driven over 2f out, one pace and no impression over 1f out
towards rear, ridden over 2f out, some headway from 1f out, never dangerous
chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, stayed on final 100 yards
mainly raced away from others towards centre, led, driven over 1f out, headed close home
held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous
mid-division, ridden over 3f out, never able to get involved
prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
held up, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms
prominent, driven over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
in rear, ridden 3f out, edged left and modest headway in centre 2f out, weakened from over 1f out
The three-year-old Pomme De Terre took advantage of quicker ground to lose his maiden tag at Redcar and there should be more to come. Blue Sonic, one of five Linda Perratt entries, completed a hat-trick of track victories on ground with some give before finding Class 3 company far too hot. She'll be more at home at this level though some rain would aid her cause. Saxonette, also from the Perratt yard, escapes a penalty for her victory at Musselburgh on Sunday and should go well while Pettochside has completed a double at Goodwood in the past few weeks, though both victories were on soft going so she's another who would appreciate some rain. Circuitous has dropped in the ratings and is finding his form but the vote goes to ANCIENT CROSS (NAP), who hasn't won since landing the Silver Cup here two years ago but who has been operating at a higher level and been dropped to a winnable mark.
Ustinov 10-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Buccaneers Vault (9-2) at Redcar 6f hcp (5) gf in Sep.
Blue Sonic 14-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, under pressure halfway, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 32 3/4l behind Guishan (9-4) at Hamilton 6f hcp fll (3) gs in Aug.
Ancient Cross 12-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 3/4l behind Bashiba (8-12) at Doncaster 5f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Jinky 13-2 (9-7) Behind, headway on outside from 2f out, every chance inside final furong, edged left closing stages, just failed, 2nd of 8, nk behind Orion's Bow (9-8) at Hamilton 6f hcp (5) gf in Sep.
Exotic Guest 4-1fav (9-4) Tracked winner until ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 7 3/4l behind Meandmyshadow (9-2) at Carlisle 6f hcp (5) gs in Sep.
Pettochside 7-2fav (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on, won at Goodwood 6f hcp (4) sft in Sep beating See The Storm (9-5) by 1l, 9 ran.
Pomme De Terre (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leader, led halfway, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, ran on, won at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep beating Sea Of Green (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Bunce (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Prominent centre group, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost place final 75 yards, 11th of 15, 3 3/4l behind Rock Canyon (8-13) at Ayr 5f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Rock Canyon (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Towards rear, struggling halfway, never dangerous, last of 10, 16 1/2l behind Raise A Billion (8-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp (6) gd in Sep.
Star Cracker (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Behind stands side, outpaced 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Rock Canyon (8-13) at Ayr 5f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Saxonette 17-2 (9-10) Held up mid-division, pushed along and headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2l behind Gold Beau (9-8) at Hamilton 6f hcp (6) gd in Sep.
Circuitous 11-4fav (9-10) Led, headed over 3f out, led over 2f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Raise A Billion (8-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp (6) gd in Sep.
Sea Of Green 9-2fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up and behind, good headway near side over 1f out, ran into 2nd well inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Pomme De Terre (9-5) at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.
Debit 4-1fav (9-4) Dwelt in touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 6th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Captain Revelation (9-3) at Chester 7f hcp (4) gd in Jul.