tracked leaders, smooth headway on outside into 2nd halfway, led 2f out, ran on well
not much room after start, pulled hard and soon chasing leaders on inside, pushed along and every chance 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong
led until 2f out, well held when lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong
chased leader until halfway, prominent, went 2nd again over 1f out, no chance with winner, lost 2nd towards finish
steadied start, pulled hard and held up last, hung left most of way, pushed along and outpaced halfway, headway on outside over 1f out, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner
Puds made all to win at Windsor last time and takes on older sprinters today with SHOW STEALER preferred. The latter scored over course and distance on her latest start and remains on a winning mark despite a 3lb rise. Rae Guest’s filly should also have the measure of course regular Powerful Dream with the latter raised in class but Justice Lady won off a similar mark at Sandown last year and makes more appeal than Global Rose.
Show Stealer 15-8fav (10-0) Broke well and soon dropped in, headway 2f out, led approaching final furlong, hard driven, kept on well, won at Bath 6f hcp (4) fm in Jul beating Vegas Boy (9-3) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Justice Lady (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Slowly away, well behind, some headway on outside over 1f out, never able to recover, last of 7, 4 1/2l behind Vibrant Chords (10-2) at Sandown 5f hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Puds 5-2 (9-4) Made all, held on gamely, all out, won at Windsor 5f hcp (3) gf in Jul beating Prince Ahwahnee (9-7) by shd, 5 ran.
Powerful Dream (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Secretfact (9-8) at Bath 5f hcp (5) fm in Jul.
Global Rose (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Close up, hung left from halfway, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 7 3/4l behind Samovar (9-1) at Southwell 5f hcp (5) pol in Mar.