close up, ridden over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on one pace
slow into stride, towards rear, weakened and eased 3f out
towards rear, pushed along and headway over 3f out, no impression final 2f
in touch, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out
tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and ran on
tracked leaders, weakened over 3f out, tailed off
close up, pushed along 7f out, reminders over 3f out, weakened 2f out
in rear, eased 3f out
held up, ridden 3f out, never nearer
led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on one pace
close up, came stand side alone over 2f out, kept on same pace
held up, pushed along halfway, ridden over 3f out, never on terms
Few make any appeal in the testing ground but it was soft going when the progressive ANNA BUNINA won at Ripon in August with Appointed back in fourth. Jedd O’Keefe’s filly has subsequently gone close again on fast ground at Pontefract suggesting she can win off her current mark. Unit of Assessment is back on soft for the first time since scoring at Goodwood in June but Gylo’s earlier course and distance double came on a faster surface. Billy No Mates finished closer last time having slid down the weights but Qawamees has just the one win in 18 attempts and Cape Islay and stablemate Winged Spur arrive out of form. Wolf Prince is the least exposed but needs to put a poor effort at Chester behind him.
Unit of Assessment (IRE) 9-1 (9-12) Tracked leader 2f, handy 4th, ridden to challenge and every chance 2f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened soon after, 5th of 10, 4 1/4l behind All Yours (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Winged Spur (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division, tried to close on inside when not much room over 3f out, soon lost place, hampered over 2f out, well beaten after, last of 9, 13 1/2l behind Paths Of Glory (9-2) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Qawamees (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 9, 6l behind Alright Sunshine (9-13) at Ayr 2m 1f hcp (3) gd in Sep.
Cape Islay (FR) 7-2 (9-7) Soon prominent, carried left 10f out, led briefly over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 7 1/4l behind Regal Mirage (9-6) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp (4) gf in Sep.
Anna Bunina (FR) 11-2 (9-4) Raced wide close up, ridden 2f out, driven and ran on inside final furlong, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 8, shd behind Aiya (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Sep.
Appointed 22-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, no response, last of 10, 19 1/2l behind Tammooz (9-7) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (4) gs in Sep.
Billy No Mates (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Held up in touch on inside, switched left just over 3f out, soon pushed along, reminder just over 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Tammooz (9-7) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (4) gs in Sep.
Super Kid 33-1 (9-2) Held up and behind, pushed along over 4f out, no chance when ridden 2f out, 8th of 10, 14 1/2l behind Tammooz (9-7) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (4) gs in Sep.
Detachment 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 6 3/4l behind Olympic Conqueror (8-11) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (4) hvy in Oct.
Wolf Prince (IRE) 4-1fav (9-4) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on approaching final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 13, 16 3/4l behind Well Funded (8-11) at Chester 1m 6f hcp (4) sft in Sep.
Gylo (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, 11th of 13, 12 1/4l behind Bollin Joan (9-5) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Sea Of Mystery (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, closer on outside in mid-division halfway, ridden and outpaced inside final 3f, plugged on late, 7th of 13, 8 1/4l behind Philonikia (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Oct.