prominent, stayed far side home straight, overall leader 2f out, ran on well
led, came stands side, headed 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong
chased leaders, ridden stands side from 3f out, weakened from over 2f out
prominent, ridden and weakened stands side inside final 2f
not much room and went left start, handy, switched right when stands side over 1f out, unable to trouble winner on far side
reared in stalls, struggling stands side from 3f out, well beaten final 2f
chased leaders, ridden stands side over 2f out, soon weakened
held up, effort far side home straight, stayed on same pace inside final furlong
dwelt, in rear, switched left 3f out, soon closed, beaten over 1f out
Those near the top of the handicap have solid form in the book but relatively unexposed sorts lurk beneath and a chance is taken with ICE SKATE. Tim Easterby's filly, 1lb out of the handicap, receives plenty of weight all round and hasn't been beaten at all far in nursery company the last twice. Like most here, she's unproven on heavy ground but her light weight should aid her cause in testing conditions. Auckland Lodge appeals most of those to the head of the weights having scored over course and distance and Harrison Shaw claims an increasingly useful 5lb. Mecca's Hot Steps seems solid here and also note Constitutional on nursery debut after a gelding operation.
Ventura Flame (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 8 3/4l behind Final Option (9-0) at Ripon 6f fll stks (4) gs in Aug.
Auckland Lodge (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, outpaced when edged right inside final furlong, soon no extra, 4th of 5, 4 3/4l behind Spartan Fighter (9-8) at York 5f stks (3) gf in Jul.
Manolith 100-1 (8-9) Raced far side, always towards rear, 16th of 24, 13 3/4l behind Bettys Hope (8-4) at Newbury 5f stks (2) gs in Jul.
Bezzas Lad (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 7 3/4l behind Dream Kart (9-7) at Chester 5f (4) gs in Aug.
Mecca's Hot Steps 13-8fav (9-0) With leaders, pushed along and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Cloudea (9-0) at Ripon 5f mdn stks (4) gd in Jul.
Constitutional (IRE) 17-2 (9-2) Raced wide close up, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 11 1/4l behind Silver Mission (9-2) at Ripon 6f stks (5) gs in Jun.
Lara Silvia 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, effort when hung right over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Too Hard To Hold (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f (6) gd in Aug.
Street Life 14-1 (9-5) Dwelt towards rear, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 8 1/2l behind Ventura Lightning (9-5) at Thirsk 5f stks (5) gd in Jul.
Ice Skate 16-1 (8-3) Mid-division stands side, headway over 3f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 7th of 15, at Ripon 6f (5) gs in Aug.