slowly into stride, mid-division, headway 7f out, not much room over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong
held up towards rear, hanging right from 4f out, well beaten over 1f out
prominent, led after 1f, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
held up in rear, headway going well on outside from over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, edged right, headed close home
soon led, headed after 1f, chased leader, led going well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, rallied and led close home
soon chasing leaders and wide, hampered over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
held up, outpaced over 3f out, plugged on inside final furlong, no impression
held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, well beaten final 2f
led early, chased leaders, hampered over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong
Auxiliary is upped in class after winning at Hamilton and Music Seeker is preferred raised only 4lb for scoring at Wetherby. Maifalki’s earlier success came over a mile but Zlatan went close over track and trip last time, when ahead of Detachment and Ascot Week, and collateral form also gives him the beating of recent runner-up Bollin Ted. Jacbequick saves his best for this track but Daniel Tudhope prefers stablemate PIONEERING, who included a course and distance success in last season’s hat-trick and returns to 1m2f for the first time since.
Pioneering (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 8, 6 1/2l behind Aasheq (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Music Seeker (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Raced wide towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Wetherby 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jun beating Scottish Summit (9-8) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Jacbequick 14-1 (9-13) Always in rear, 9th of 11, 12 1/2l behind Framley Garth (9-4) at York 1m 4f hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Zlatan (IRE) 7-2 (9-9) Keen, held up in touch on inside, headway travelling well when not clear run over 1f out, soon switched left, went 2nd inside final furlong, finished well, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, nk behind Bit Of A Quirke (8-7) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Maifalki (FR) 16-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway after 5th, not fluent 3 out, 3rd and no impression when not fluent 2 out, 3rd of 9, 19l behind Humphrey Bogart (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m mdn (5) gd in May.
Detachment 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 5th, pushed along edging right 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, switched right and stayed on inside final furlong, went 4th last strides, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Bit Of A Quirke (8-7) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Auxiliary 5-2jfav (9-7) In touch, headway on inside over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp (6) gf in Jun beating Falcon's Fire (8-10) by nk, 7 ran.
Ascot Week (USA) 28-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, short-lived effort on outside 2f out, soon struggling, well beaten final furlong, last of 8, 10 1/2l behind Bit Of A Quirke (8-7) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Bollin Ted 3-1fav (9-5) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to press leaders final furlong, just held in 3rd near finish, 3rd of 11, 1/4l behind Bit Of A Quirke (9-6) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in Jun.