tracked leaders, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, kept on one pace
slow into stride, keen, held up, headway to track leaders 6f out, weakened over 1f out
in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened
slow into stride, in touch, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders
slowly away, raced wide, towards rear, never on terms
soon led, headed over 3f out, ridden to lead again over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra
tracked leaders, switched right over 2f out, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, kept on one pace
close up, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong
held up, headway over 1f out, soon not clear run, switched right entering final furlong, quickened to lead inside final furlong, ran on
raced wide, tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong
held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, not trouble leaders
towards rear, reminders 5f out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up over 1f out
dwelt, always in rear
in rear, wide and headway over 1f out, nearest finish
Makhfar won over a mile here a fortnight ago and has yet to attempt this longer trip while Secret Lightning has done all his winning over shorter trips so far. Glorious Dancer scored over track and trip last time having slipped down the weights while General Brook was beaten less than a length over 1m2f when fourth at Lingfield. Thane Of Cawdor beat Monna Valley at Wolverhampton last month but a tentative vote goes to the three-year-old AHRAAM to finally come good having finished runner-up over course and distance before a spell over hurdles.
Monna Valley 17-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway on outside and hung left over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 6th of 11, 3 3/4l behind Thane Of Cawdor (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Thane Of Cawdor (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 13, 5 1/4l behind Protest (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Dukes Meadow 5-1 (9-4) Mid-division, chased leaders 2f out, not much room and switched right 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Siouxperhero (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Aid To Africa (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 9th of 14, 5 1/2l behind Fast And Hot (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Makhfar (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on wide outside over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, went 2nd and hung left inside final furlong, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Indigo Princess (9-5) by hd, 14 ran.
Rianna Star 66-1 (9-0) Sweating, chased leaders on outside, pushed along when badly hampered halfway, no chance after, 7th of 12, 17l behind Madame Butterfly (9-3) at Kempton 1m mdn fll stks (5) pol in Oct.
Ahraam (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) Mid-division, took keen hold, closed after 2nd, mistakes 5th and 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 8, dist behind Nucky Thompson (10-12) at Warwick 2m mdn (4) gd in Nov.
Secret Lightning (FR) 9-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Siouxperhero (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Synodic (USA) 9-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 5f out, ridden and every chance inside final 2f, ridden and losing place when carried left over 1f out, weakened, 11th of 14, 12 3/4l behind Makhfar (8-12) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
General Brook (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed and lost 3 places near finish, 4th of 9, 1/4l behind Hallings Comet (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
The Name's Bond 5-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 12, 9 1/4l behind Great Colaci (8-5) at Newcastle 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Supa Seeker (USA) (10-10) 2nd of 4, shd behind Wicked Tara (8-12) at L'Ancresse 1m gf in May.
Permera 25-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 9l behind Regal Gait (9-2) at Chelmsford City 1m 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Purple Belle 66-1 (9-2) Off the pace towards rear, hedaway on outside under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went never nearer 4th last stride, not pace to threaten, 4th of 13, 5 1/4l behind Bazzat (9-2) at Kempton 1m stks (6) pol in Oct.
Glorious Dancer 6-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Whitchurch (9-5) by hd, 9 ran.
Dalavand (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Rearing in stalls, mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 10th of 12, 16 1/4l behind Coarse Cut (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Aug.