tracked leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace
held up well off the pace, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out
set strong pace and soon clear, driven over 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong
tracked clear leader, effort over 1f out, faded final furlong
settled in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge
War Glory had The Warrior well beaten when springing a surprise at Kempton last week but has gone up 4lb and was readily brushed aside by MASHAM STAR (NAP) at Windsor at the end of June. The latter is only a pound worse off and is a typically tough Mark Johnston handicapper who showed he wasn’t finished for the year when fourth at Chelmsford on Monday. Daira Prince has found life tough since winning at Nottingham and Ripon at the start of the summer but he can’t be ruled out and Bid Adieu has been really consistent since joining Richard Hughes and reverting the Flat.
Masham Star (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken close home, 4th of 10, 3/4l behind Corrosive (8-12) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (2) pol in Sep.
Daira Prince (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 6 3/4l behind Oh This Is Us (9-10) at Chester 1m hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Bid Adieu (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Led and soon 10 lengths clear, reduced lead 3f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Zzoro (9-1) at Epsom 1m 2f hcp (3) sft in Aug.
Easy Tiger 6-1 (9-3) Soon led, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 13 1/2l behind Isomer (9-3) at Ascot 1m stks (3) gd in Sep.
The Warrior (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 9th of 15, 4 1/4l behind War Glory (9-10) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol in Sep.
War Glory (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Made all, quickened over 2f out, hard driven inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol in Sep beating Corazon Espinado (8-13) by 3/4l, 15 ran.