behind and soon outpaced, headway over 1f out, kept on and no impression
slowly away, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace
towards rear and outpaced, ridden over 2f out, kept on and no impression
towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well
mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish
tracked leaders, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish
held up in touch, ridden and lost place over 2f out
led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened
The sprints keep on coming and this looks a solid opportunity for FOUR WHEEL DRIVE to complete a three-timer. He appears to have taken on a new lease of life in his new surroundings and was never seriously troubled when making all at Beverley recently. He now tackles older and more experienced handicappers but it frequently pays to follow a speedster in form. Gracious John is in a real struggle for form at present and is best watched, so Music Society could well emerge as the main threat as he handles the ground well and has been in good nick for the most part this season. The lightly-raced Heath Charnock is also noted as well as Bossipop.
Gracious John (IRE) 28-1 (9-6) Steadied in rear, never a factor, last of 9, 10 1/2l behind Pennsylvania Dutch (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Heath Charnock 12-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed when carried slightly right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Tabdeed (9-7) at Doncaster 6f stks (3) gs in Aug.
Bossipop 33-1 (9-4) With leader far side, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, no impression when lost place inside final furlong, 9th of 19, 6 1/2l behind Growl (9-9) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) sft in Aug.
Manshood (IRE) 15-2 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, never a threat, 6th of 11, 9 1/4l behind Hawaam (9-0) at Thirsk 5f hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Music Society (IRE) 5-1jfav (9-4) Chased leaders stands side, led group over 3f out, edged left 2f out, 2nd but no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Our Little Pony (9-0) at Thirsk 5f hcp (4) sft in Aug.
Stoney Lane 12-1 (8-12) In touch, driven over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, 13th of 15, 11 3/4l behind Shawaamekh (9-6) at Thirsk 7f hcp (3) gs in Aug.
Four Wheel Drive 15-8fav (9-2) Made all, driven clear entering final furlong, ran in well, won at Beverley 5f hcp (5) gs in Aug beating Diamonique (9-6) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Adam's Ale 18-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, soon lost place, 10th of 11, 10 3/4l behind Redrosezorro (9-11) at Carlisle 6f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Militia 10-1 (9-2) Soon led, 2 lengths clear 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Springwood Drive (9-0) at Pontefract 6f hcp (5) gd in Aug.