chased leaders on inside, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, no chance with winner
slowly away, behind, headway on inside over 1f out, went never nearer 3rd inside final furlong
chased leaders and ran in snatches, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out
made all, stayed on strongly, unchallenged
held up in 6th, effort on inside 3f out, weakened over 1f out
slowly into stride, soon lost prominent position, lost place 6f out, soon behind
half-reared start, soon chasing winner, ridden over 2f out, soon edged left, lost 2nd inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong
Prince Elzaam will need to show further progress burdened with a penalty for winning over 6f at Thirsk. He’d earlier finished in front of One To Go at the same track and the latter has subsequently been beaten over today’s trip. THE TRADER ran over 7f at Newmarket on last week’s debut and should find this less competitive. Mark Johnston’s colt is taken to come out best with normal progress given Poet's Delight was still beaten a long way when third here recently.
Prince Elzaam (IRE) 2-1fav (9-1) Held up, headway chasing leaders when not clear run and switched sharply left over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well (hand-timed), won at Thirsk 6f stks (5) gf in Jul beating Mister Dependable (9-0) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Joe The Beau Mukhadram gelding out of Divine Power.
One To Go 7-1 (9-5) Mid-division, lost place and behind over 4f out, driven over 2f out, switched inside and stayed on final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 5th of 10, 3 3/4l behind Great Scot (9-5) at Chester 7f mdn stks (4) gf in Jun.
The Trader (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) With leader, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 4 3/4l behind Master Brewer (9-2) at Newmarket 7f stks (4) gf in Jun.
Good Looker (IRE) Zoffany colt out of Looker.
Zalmi Force (IRE) Gale Force Ten gelding out of Arabela.
Poet's Delight 6-1 (8-5) Dwelt, in rear, not much room and switched left 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, no impression, kept on, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Victory Command (9-10) at Beverley 7f stks (5) gf in Jun.