chased leaders, short of room when challenging entering final furlong, kept on same pace closing stages
prominent, led and hung left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on
held up towards rear, headway over 1 out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, driven out
chased leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on same pace
held up, outpaced halfway, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner
led until over 1f out, hampered and lost place inside final furlong
held up, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge
held up, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
Several of these finished runner-up on their latest outings though Zaula was still well beaten at Bath and Starchant failed to threaten the winner at Windsor. Urban Highway was narrowly beaten over 6f here and has claims on that form but THEGREYVTRAIN is preferred. The latter just missed out in a higher grade at Bath earlier in the week and is taken to go one better with Oisin Murphy taking over the reins. Pink Iceburg is getting steadily closer and slips further down the weights on the back of a recent third here.
Pink Iceburg (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Big Time Maybe (9-2) at Brighton 5f hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Thegreyvtrain 9-2 (9-1) Led, driven and edged right 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, held near finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Awsaaf (9-8) at Bath 5f hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Urban Highway (IRE) 4-7fav (9-7) Raced keenly tracking leaders on outside, went 2nd final 100 yards, kept on under pressure, always just held, 2nd of 4, hd behind Nervous Nerys (8-7) at Brighton 6f hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Starchant 11-4 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with easy winner, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Bhangra (8-11) at Windsor 5f stks (5) gf in Aug.
Zaula 5-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden into 2nd over 1f out, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 8l behind Whisper Aloud (9-5) at Bath 6f stks (5) gf in Aug.
Solesmes 22-1 (8-4) Chased leader, led over 2f out, soon hung left, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Gilt Edge (9-4) at Ffos Las 5f hcp (6) gd in Aug.
Illegitimate Gains 20-1 (8-2) Slow into stride in rear, never on terms, 6th of 7, 12 1/4l behind Alotabottle (9-4) at Epsom 7f hcp (6) gd in Aug.
Not So Shy 125-1 (8-7) Always behind, 11th of 12, 15l behind Deconso (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Aug.