chased leaders on inside, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
chased leaders on outside, ridden and every chance in centre over 1f out, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong
held up and behind, never on terms
mid-division, weakened and eased final furlong
made virtually all, led field towards near side in straight, ridden over 1f out, all out
chased leaders, weakened over 1f out
outpaced towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, not reach winner
chased leaders on outside, every chance 2f out, edged left and weakened final furlong
chased leaders on outside, hung left and outpaced over 1f out, kept on past beaten horses inside final furlong
led briefly, soon outpaced in mid-division, headway chasing leaders in centre 2f out, soon ridden and every chance, edged left and weakened inside final furlong
started slowly, closer in mid-division 4f out, headway on outside chasing leaders halfway, ridden 2f out, soon weakened and eased
Firenze Rosa, a winner over the slightly shorter trip on good to soft here last week, carries a penalty if turning up though was engaged in the 1.40 at Bath yesterday. Wild Flower scored over 7f at Chelmsford last month and is only 2lb higher but was due to run in the 4.40 at Kempton yesterday. Mister Freeze has only won at Southwell and his last two placed efforts have been there while Knockout Blow's victory here came in a seller and he's run poorly in handicaps subsequently. BAHAMIAN SUNRISE last won at Epsom in the summer of last year but has run in better company and has dropped just enough to get into this 0-55 handicap so gets the nod to end his long losing run.
Bahamian Sunrise 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 5 1/2l behind Powerful Dream (9-3) at Bath 5f hcp (6) gs in Sep.
Firenze Rosa (IRE) 11-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, led in centre entering final furlong, soon clear, ran on well, won at Brighton 5f hcp (6) gs in Oct beating Major Pusey (9-10) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Shaffire 20-1 (9-0) Off the pace and always towards rear, 8th of 10, 13 1/4l behind True Belief (9-5) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Mercers 16-1 (10-9) Slight lead, joined 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 11 1/4l behind Smokey Lane (11-10) at Windsor 6f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Wild Flower (IRE) 7-1 (10-3) Led narrowly, headed over 3f out, with leader, ridden and stayed on to regain narrow lead inside final furlong, edged right, just held on, (finished 1st, placed 2nd) later re-instated as the winner, won at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (6) pol in Sep beating Islay Mist (10-1) by nk, 7 ran.
Cool Strutter (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Quickly away, chased leaders on outside, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Firenze Rosa (8-8) at Brighton 5f hcp (6) gs in Oct.
Mister Freeze (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Behind and soon outpaced, ridden over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Break The Silence (8-13) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Flowing Clarets 16-1 (8-4) Raced keenly in mid-division, headway towards far side chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Firenze Rosa (8-8) at Brighton 5f hcp (6) gs in Oct.
Ocean Temptress 20-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Smokey Lane (11-10) at Windsor 6f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Pharoh Jake 40-1 (8-3) Mid-division, headway towards far side over 2f out, chased leaders and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/4l behind Firenze Rosa (8-8) at Brighton 5f hcp (6) gs in Oct.
Free Talkin 25-1 (9-1) Steadied start, held up in rear, some headway on outside over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 13l behind Kodimoor (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) sft in Jul.
Mad Endeavour 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, no extra final 100 yards, 5th of 12, 4 3/4l behind Terri Rules (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Knockout Blow 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt close up, ridden over 1f out, soon edged left and weakened, last of 8, 14 1/4l behind Toni's A Star (9-3) at Brighton 5f hcp (6) gf in Sep.
Red Snapper 8-1 (8-8) Quickly away, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 11l behind Knockabout Queen (9-0) at Brighton 6f hcp (6) gf in Sep.