led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong
outpaced in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, led over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, ran on
slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on inside 2f out, plugged on in 4th final furlong
chased leaders, on outside, ridden and every chance 2f out weakened final furlong
outpaced towards rear, headway on wide outside over 2f out, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong
chased leader until halfway, chased leaders, ridden and weakened entering final 2f
chased leaders on inside, went 2nd halfway until hung left and weakened entering final 2f
outpaced and always towards rear
dwelt, soon chasing leaders on inside, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out
chased leaders over 3f
held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders halfway, every chance 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no extra towards finish
Our Oystercatcher is only 2lb higher than when landing this 12 months ago and has been in good form at Sandown lately so a repeat is not out of the question. Doc Sportello has only won once on Turf so far but was second at Sandown last time, though has gone back up in the weights again since. Secret Potion goes well here while Requited comes here off the back of a victory on Fibresand but is 0-6 on Turf. Firenze Rosa has a penalty for winning in lesser company at Brighton but will handle conditions better than most. MRS WORTHINGTON has run well on both previous starts on soft going. She is still a maiden but this looks a good opportunity now she is back in form.
Our Oystercatcher 9-4fav (9-4) Raced wide prominent, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Union Rose (9-8) at Sandown 5f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Doc Sportello (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Towards rear, pushed along over 1f out, wide and headway inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Enthaar (9-6) at Sandown 5f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Hieronymus 50-1 (8-12) Led, 4 lengths clear 4f out, reduced lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 14 1/2l behind Chatham House (9-0) at Newbury 7f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Dormio (9-6) 9th of 0, 8 3/4l behind King (9-0) at Hamburg 1m stks gd in Jul.
Secret Potion 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway on inside chasing leaders over 2f out, ran on into 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Busby (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Requited (IRE) 2-1fav (9-11) Tracked leader, led 2f out, kept on well towards finish, won at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct beating Bee Machine (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Princely 11-2 (9-10) Outpaced towards rear and raced wide, ridden over 1f out, never threatened, 10th of 15, 6 1/2l behind Powerful Dream (9-3) at Bath 5f hcp (6) gs in Sep.
Grandma Tilly 7-2fav (9-6) Started very slowly lost all chance, brief effort on wide outside 2f out, soon beaten, last of 9, 15 1/4l behind Cent Flying (8-11) at Bath 6f hcp (6) gd in May.
Mrs Worthington (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Chased leaders, 2nd and every chance over 1f out, slight lead inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner final 125 yards, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind True Belief (9-5) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Porto Ferro (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden halfway, not trouble leaders, 8th of 11, 4 1/4l behind Enthaar (9-6) at Sandown 5f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Firenze Rosa (IRE) 11-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, led in centre entering final furlong, soon clear, ran on well, won at Brighton 5f hcp (6) gs in Oct beating Major Pusey (9-10) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.