chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never a threat
chased leaders, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong
tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, no extra final furlong
made all, drew clear inside final furlong, easily
Placed over 6f, Ziggle Pops made an unconvincing attempt over today’s longer trip at Newbury last time and a chance is taken STRIDING EDGE has the greater stamina. Third over 6f at Newbury on his latest start, he’s the first foal of a winner over a mile and Mark Johnston’s runners enjoy plenty of success at this southern track. Anglo Saxson was tailed off on his debut but the newcomer Herodotus is worth a second glance.
Anglo Saxson (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, last of 14, 21l behind Al Madhar (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn stks (3) gf in Jul.
Herodotus (IRE) Iffraaj colt out of Merry Me.
Striding Edge (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Chased leader until 2f out, soon pushed along and outpaced, plugged on in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4 3/4l behind Knight Shield (9-8) at Newbury 6f stks (4) gf in Jul.
Ziggle Pops 7-1 (9-5) Chased leaders near side of group, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind Quadrilateral (9-0) at Newbury 7f mdn stks (4) gs in Aug.