mid-division, headway 6th, chased winner after next, ridden after 2 out, well held between last 2, no danger after, lost modest 2nd closing stages
towards rear, struggling before 3 out, never a threat, tailed off
behind, some headway under pressure 3 out, never near leaders, ridden and weakened after next, tailed off
held up, always in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out
prominent, led before 7th, made rest, pushed clear between last 2, ridden out flat, eased towards finish, comfortably
chased leaders to before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off
led to 4th, in touch, outpaced before 2 out, weakened before last, tailed off
mid-division, headway under pressure before 2 out, chased clear pair between last 2, ridden and stayed on to take modest 2nd closing stages, no chance with winner
tracked leader, led 4th, headed before 7th, lost place 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off when pulled up next
mid-division on outside, weakened before 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before next
William Of Orange won over 2m6f here last month, beating Nautical Nitwit and Boruma, but stablemate Volcanic was still in front when falling at the last that day and the pair meet on the same terms. Wynford finally got his head in front at Market Rasen last month and there’s every chance he’ll stay this longer trip but ALLBAMONE goes well fresh and won over track and trip in May. He’s 4lb higher today but Ross Chapman’s claim takes care of most of that and Gary Hanmer’s 10-year-old shouldn’t be far away again. Court King is a thorough stayer who would have a chance at the weights but Ennistown was a disappointing favourite at Uttoxeter on his second start after a break.
Ennistown 5-2jfav (11-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway 4 out, 3rd before 2 out until mistake last, no extra, 5th of 8, 12 1/4l behind Dell' Arca (12-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (3) sft in Jul.
William Of Orange 14-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, ridden after next, left 3rd when slightly hampered last, soon not much room, went 2nd last 150 yards, stayed on, led post, won at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp (3) gd in Jul beating Uptown Funk (10-10) by ns, 10 ran.
Wynford (IRE) 7-2 (10-10) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, ridden to lead run-in, kept on, won at Market Rasen 2m 7f hcp (2) gd in Jul beating Brave Eagle (11-9) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Minella Charmer (IRE) 7-4 (10-12) Took keen hold, held up, hampered 1st, led 5th, headed and restrained into last after 6th, blundered 7th, went left and not fluent 12th, went left 14th, about 5 lengths off front pair when fell 4 out (water), at Cartmel 3m 1f (4) gd in May.
Nautical Nitwit (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, ridden after 6th, headway 4 out, slightly hampered when held in 5th last, stayed on from last bend, 4th of 10, 5 1/2l behind William Of Orange (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Volcanic (FR) 3-1fav (11-2) Led until 1st, prominent, shaken up and 3 lengths clear when fell last, at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Island Heights (IRE) 40-1 (11-10) Led to after 1st, tracked leader, led again approaching 2 out, headed between last 2, ridden and readily outpaced by winner from last, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Rightdownthemiddle (11-4) at Perth 3m hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Court King (IRE) 10-3 (11-11) Held up in 5th, headway into 3rd before 3 out, 2nd on long run before last, stayed on same pace run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Alfie's Choice (11-11) at Cartmel 3m 1f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Boruma (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, lost place before 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 10, 17l behind William Of Orange (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Samsara (FR) 20-1 (11-0) Led, soon clear, a little slow at 1st, reduced lead from 3 out, headed and weakened from before 2 out, 10th of 12, dist behind Mill Quest (11-11) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp Yielding in Aug.
Allbarnone 7-1 (10-0) Mid-division, tracked leaders 7th, driven and outpaced after 2 out, went 3rd at last, ridden and stayed on well to lead final 110 yards, going away towards finish, won at Cartmel 3m 1f hcp (2) gd in May beating The Tourard Man (11-12) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.