close up, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, switched right inside final furlong, stayed on
close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong
tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on
close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong
held up, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, not clear run approaching final furlong, ridden and kept on towards finish
led, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong
held up, ridden and headway approaching final 2f, weakened final furlong
tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened final furlong
in rear, ridden over 4f out, tailed off
led to post, slowly away, in rear, headway over 6f out, pushed along over 4f out, weakened 2f out
Agent Gibbs was due to run at Chepstow yesterday but needs to reverse latest running here with GENDARME in any case. The latter also beat Butterfield and Millie May with Cougar Kid even further behind and there may be more to come over this longer trip. Double Legend finished in front of Famous Dynasty on the all-weather earlier this year and won over 1m4f at Kempton subsequently while Filament Of Gold has been competing on the all-weather and scored over track and trip when last seen on Turf. Top Rock Talula has been thereabouts over 1m6f recently, though is now 12lb higher than when winning at Kempton back in January.
Gendarme (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Chased leader, led going well just over 2f out, pushed along and edged left over 1f out, ran on well, won at Bath 1m 4f hcp (6) fm in May beating Agent Gibbs (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Double Legend (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Held up in mid-division, pushed along 4f out, ridden 2f out, soon hung right and weakened, 12th of 13, 18 3/4l behind Rydan (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp (5) gd in May.
Top Rock Talula (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) Chased leaders, 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed and not pace of winner final 150 yards, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Heron (9-4) at Chelmsford City 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Affair 33-1 (9-7) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, behind final 2f, 11th of 14, 15 1/4l behind Ember's Glow (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Filament Of Gold (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Pushed along leaving stalls, always towards rear, tailed off and eased over 1f out, last of 12, dist behind Contingency Fee (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Just Right 4-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 15l behind Bright Saffron (9-0) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Millie May 12-1 (8-3) Held up mid-division, pushed along 2f out, switched right 1f out, stayed on under pressure, never near to challenge, 4th of 9, 5 1/4l behind Gendarme (9-7) at Bath 1m 4f hcp (6) fm in May.
Cougar Kid (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) Held up and behind, niggled along on inside 4f out, ridden over 2f out, pulled out well over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 8l behind Gendarme (9-7) at Bath 1m 4f hcp (6) fm in May.
De Beau Tant 100-1 (9-0) Always behind, outpaced over 2f out, 10th of 13, 27 3/4l behind Star Of Bengal (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Buxlow Belle (FR) 9-1 (8-12) Raced wide in touch, ridden 4f out, headway 2f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 11, 11 1/4l behind Tigerfish (9-4) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in May.
Agent Gibbs 4-1 (9-7) Led, headed and ridden just over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Gendarme (9-7) at Bath 1m 4f hcp (6) fm in May.
Famous Dynasty (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 4th of 14, 4 3/4l behind Kirkland Forever (9-5) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (6) gd in Apr.
Butterfield (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Always in touch, ridden 3f out, one pace final 2f, 3rd of 9, 4 3/4l behind Gendarme (9-7) at Bath 1m 4f hcp (6) fm in May.
Eugenic 33-1 (8-11) In touch, driven to chase leaders over 3f out to over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 9 1/4l behind Freckles (9-12) at Bath 1m hcp (6) gf in May.