mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance when hung left over 1f out, eased final furlong
mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, no extra final furlong
held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on into 3rd inside final furlong, never able to challenge
slowly into stride, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace
held up, headway over 1f out, soon every chance, led inside final furlong, edged left, ran on
chased leaders, effort over 2f out, no extra final furlong
led 1f, remained prominent, weakened over 1f out
led after 1f, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong
slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, soon completely tailed off, pulled up
This isn’t much better than the seller Imbucato won here last time though the latter was beaten by Joyful Dream over 7f here before that with Limerick Lord further behind. But GOOD LUCK CHARM makes most appeal having won at Lingfield before finishing ahead of Harlequin Rose when beaten only a neck over course and distance. Gary Moore’s charge gets another chance ahead of Cristal Pallas Cat, who scored over track and trip on his latest outing, but African Showgirl’s recent success came in Jersey and this is tougher.
Good Luck Charm 6-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on and just held near finish, 3rd of 8, nk behind Maldonado (9-8) at Brighton 1m hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Imbucato 11-8fav (9-0) Chased leaders and off the pace in 4th on outside , closer in 3rd inside final 2f, hung left and led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gf in Aug beating Rock In Society (9-2) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Joyful Dream (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, switched right and squeezed through just over 2f out, led well over 1f out, soon hung left to inside rail, driven clear inside final furlong, won at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gf in Aug beating Lady Morpheus (9-1) by 3 1/4l, 15 ran.
African Showgirl 25-1 (9-9) Hampered start, towards rear, headway over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 15, 11 1/4l behind Foreign Legion (9-9) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (7) pol in Jan.
Harlequin Rose (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on and no extra towards finish, 4th of 8, 1/2l behind Maldonado (9-8) at Brighton 1m hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Limerick Lord (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Prominent, niggled along on outside when pushed slightly wide just over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 15, 8l behind Joyful Dream (9-1) at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Cristal Pallas Cat (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Led to over 6f out, tacked clear leader, headway over 2f out, soon led again, ridden over 1f out, stayed on gamely when hard pressed inside final furlong, just held on, won at Brighton 1m hcp (6) gf in Aug beating Arriba De Toda (8-5) by nk, 10 ran.
Dalness Express 5-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, mid-division, some headway over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 15, 5 1/2l behind Dahik (9-7) at Redcar 6f hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Highcastle (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Close up in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, eased final furlong, tailed off, last of 4, dist behind Amber Star (8-11) at Carlisle 1m stks (5) gf in Jul.
Weardiditallgorong 9-2 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, well held by front pair from over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 21l behind Dor's Law (9-6) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (6) hvy in Jun.