chased leader, led over 1f out until ridden inside final furlong, outpaced final 100 yards
chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakening when hampered well inside final furlong
chased leaders on rail, pushed along and outpaced halfway, weakened 2f out
slowly into stride, always towards rear
held up and towards rear most of way
always towards rear
chased leaders on outside, pushed along 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
slowly away, well behind, closer in mid-division over 2f out, good headway and switched right towards far rail over 1f out, strong run to lead final 110 yards, soon clear
chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden inside final 2f, outpaced over 1f out, plugged on
held up in mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden on wide outside and outpaced over 1f out, stayed on strongly towards finish, not pace of winner
chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner final 110 yards, soon lost 2nd
slowly into stride, towards rear most of way
led on rail, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong
BLACK CASPIAN was beaten five lengths when runner-up at Haydock last time. But the form looks better in hindsight given the winner went on to finish second in the Group 2 Gimcrack at York and Kevin Ryan’s colt should find this easier. Alix James has failed to build on a debut effort here when beaten less than a length while Panic Room, Magic Timing and Solemn Pledge have all been placed without looking like winning. King Fan, Alben Spirit and Lampang are all newcomers to note.
Alben Spirit Camacho colt out of Priti Fabulous.
Alix James 9-2 (9-5) With leader, led over 1f out, soon headed, no extra, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Amaysmont (9-5) at Carlisle 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Black Caspian (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, ran on into 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Lord Of The Lodge (9-8) at Haydock 6f stks (4) gf in Aug.
Brazen Point Brazen Beau colt out of Point Of Control.
Herbert Pocket 40-1 (9-5) Towards rear and outpaced, 6th of 11, 10l behind Deb's Delight (9-5) at Carlisle 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Jungle Rock (IRE) Bungle Inthejungle gelding out of Green Vision.
King Fan Kingman colt out of Forever Times.
Lampang (IRE) Dandy Man colt out of Black Mascara.
Magic Timing 10-1 (9-2) Led until over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Above (9-6) at Musselburgh 7f stks (5) gd in Aug.
Panic Room (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Went left start, outpaced towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 7, 4 3/4l behind Danyah (9-5) at Nottingham 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Aug.
Stroxx (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up behind leaders, switched right and effort over 2f out, kept on, no extra final 50 yards, 4th of 7, 5 1/2l behind Boosala (9-8) at York 7f stks (3) gd in Jul.
Slingshot Due Diligence filly out of Nizhoni.
Solemn Pledge 9-2 (8-11) Chased leader until halfway, plugged on modest 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5 1/4l behind Makyon (9-6) at Ayr 5f stks (5) sft in Jul.