towards rear, headway on inner over 2f out, driven and every chance approaching final furlong, kept on same pace
in touch, led over 2f out, driven and headed when weakening over 1f out
prominent, ridden along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out
in touch, ridden along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out
behind, ridden along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong
held up, headway over 2f out, driven and kept on final furlong
took keen hold and was held up, effort when hung left 2f out, never reached challenging position
led, ridden and headed over 2f out, one pace until weakened inside final furlong
prominent, driven over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged right under pressure approaching final furlong, kept on
Eve Johnson Houghton's runners are in good nick and Nightspot can provide her with another winner here ahead of Ravarino, Riley Boys and Idle No More. The selection was a decisive Kempton scorer over 11f last time but has already won over this trip earlier in the campaign so the drop back won't be a problem. The gelding has a good draw and 7lb off his back from the claimer on board so there is plenty to suggest he can follow up. C&D scorer Riley Boys has conditions to suit but is 7lb higher than when scoring here in June 2006, which was his latest success. He will be hard pressed to return to winning ways from this mark. Ravarino was another decisive scorer at Lingfield last time and can go well from an 8lb higher mark, while Idle No More looked a bit of a monkey last time and whether the handicapper has got his assessment right will be in evidence here. Habalwatan drops in grade and can be more competitive now but Nightspot is the one to be on.
Zonergem 16-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, ridden, headway approaching final furlong, never dangerous, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Descartes (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcap (3) pol in Oct.
Best Prospect (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 8l behind John Terry (9-11) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcap (3) gf in Jul.
Riley Boys (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Held up in rear, headway on inner over 2f out, never reached challenging position, 6th of 8, 6l behind Nevada Desert (9-7) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Idle No More (USA) 4-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden 3f out, no real progress and one pace final 2f, never nearer, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind One Hour (9-6) at Sandown 1m 1f 3yo hcp (3) gs in Jun.
Harvest Warrior 10-1 (9-9) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Ahlawy (8-9) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Habalwatan (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Bumped start, mid-division, hard ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 8th of 17, 10l behind The Illies (7-7) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Domino Dancer (IRE) 17-2 (8-13) Led 2f, tracked leader, ridden and lost place over 3f out, soon behind, last of 11, 32l behind Spanish Hidalgo (9-3) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Jul.
Nightspot 5-4fav (9-4) Made all, pushed along and in command over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp (4) pol beating Pactolos Way (8-10) by 4l, 3 ran.
Ravarino (USA) 4-1jt-fav (9-0) Led for 1f, stayed prominent, led again over 2f out, quickened clear, hung left inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 2f fll hcp (5) pol in Jul beating Pivotal Answer (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
William's Way 11-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride, held up last, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Night Cru (9-8) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Del Mar Sunset 11-1 (9-7) Started slowly, in rear, never troubled leaders, 9th of 13, 6l behind Muhannak (8-9) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.