hampered start, rear division, headway and ridden over 1f out, no extra
went left start, made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well
tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out
mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out
in touch, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, always held
tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, lost 2 places inside final furlong, no extra
behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place inside final furlong
towards rear, effort 2f out, never dangerous
went right start, in rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous
Dick Datchery and Romantic Vision are both penalised for winning. The latter won over the minimum trip here last month but the former hasn’t raced since scoring over today’s distance at Ayr in July. SERMON probably sets the standard off a mark of 80 and gets another chance to open his account back at this level having struggled in a valuable sales race at York last time. Wadi Al Salaam looks a likely improver while Draw Lots finished closer at Brighton last time and Great Image can only improve after a poor debut effort.
Dick Datchery (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, chased leader over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, won at Ayr 6f stks (5) gs in Jul beating Master McGrath (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Romantic Vision (IRE) 5-4fav (9-5) Raced wide prominent, ridden over 1f out, ran on to lead final strides, won at Catterick 5f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug beating Astrozone (9-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Bal Mal (FR) 16-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 16 1/2l behind Deb's Delight (9-5) at Carlisle 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Draw Lots (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Tracked winner until ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 7 3/4l behind Dontaskmeagain (9-5) at Brighton 7f stks (5) gf in Sep.
Great Image (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Went right start, raced wide keen, headway to to track leaders after 2f, ridden and weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 9, 16 1/2l behind Royal Crusade (9-0) at Newmarket 7f stks (4) gf in Aug.
Panist (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Led narrowly, headed over 3f out, driven over 2f out, soon ridden and lost place, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 9 3/4l behind Ascension (9-8) at Newcastle 6f stks (4) pol in Sep.
Sermon (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 21, 13 1/4l behind Mums Tipple (9-5) at York 6f stks (2) gd in Aug.
Wadi Al Salaam (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Held up, outpaced halfway, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 4 1/4l behind Arriba Arriba (9-3) at Catterick 6f stks (5) gf in Sep.
Apples Acre (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, weakened 1f out, 11th of 14, 11 1/4l behind Ascension (9-8) at Newcastle 6f stks (4) pol in Sep.