soon prominent, carried left 10f out, led briefly over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong
held up, headway over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, edged left, led close home
led, reluctant on bend and headed 10f out, chased leaders, effort over 3f out, led over 2f out, edged right and hard pressed inside final furlong, headed close home
rousted along early, prominent, left in lead 10f out, headed over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out
Cape Islay is back on the same mark as when scoring at Chester in June but this is a very different track and he's been running poorly. Regal Mirage gained the seventh victory of his career at Pontefract in July and has won over the course and distance as has Arctic Ocean, who followed up at Doncaster but then found a 9lb rise too much to handle on a return visit. FIVE HELMETS, who won over 1m2f here before well beaten in a better race at York, takes a step up in trip but looks as though she should be suited and gets the nod though Zihaam pops up every now and then and likes it around here.
Cape Islay (FR) 11-4 (9-7) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 9 3/4l behind Mutamaded (10-0) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp (4) gf in Aug.
Regal Mirage (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division on outside, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 6 1/4l behind Gossip Column (10-0) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Five Helmets (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, 11th of 15, 12 1/4l behind Coolagh Forest (9-5) at York 1m 2f hcp (3) gd in Sep.
Zihaam 14-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, outpaced over 3f out, rallied over 1f out, soon hung right, not run on, last of 4, 4l behind Platform Nineteen (8-4) at Beverley 2m hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Arctic Ocean (IRE) Evensfav (9-3) Led, shaken up over 2f out, headed and not quicken well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Bollin Joan (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp fll (4) gf in Jul.