always towards rear
always towards rear
slowly into stride, in rear, kept on final furlong, never nearer
in touch, switched right and headway over 1f out, soon ridden and stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong
held up towards rear, headway inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, not reach leaders
led 1f, tracked leaders, not much room over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace
awkwardly away close up, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong
dwelt in rear, pushed along halfway, never a factor
keen, tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on
keen, headway to lead after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong
in touch, ridden 2f out, no impression
keen, tracked leaders, switched right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out
raced wide in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out
Gilgamesh is unbeaten in three starts this year but his latest success came at Redcar back in May. CLIFFS OF CAPRI has the more recent form with last month’s comeback win at Kempton and he gets the nod to show further progress today having changed yards subsequently. Alfred Hutchinson is capable off his current mark and finished in front of both Shyron and Highland Acclaim when fourth at Lingfield last time while Pearl Spectre was ahead of Hammer Gun when scoring over track and trip last week but carries a penalty. Golden Goal has won three times at this venue and is not out of this either having faced a tough task at Ascot last time.
Holiday Magic (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Always in rear, 9th of 11, 9 3/4l behind Florencio (8-9) at Southwell 7f hcp (3) pol in Oct.
Alfred Hutchinson 25-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on between horses inside final furlong, not reach leading duo, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Gulliver (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp (2) pol in Nov.
Kickboxer (IRE) 80-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 21st of 22, 14l behind Perfect Pasture (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gs in Oct.
Cliffs Of Capri 7-2fav (9-4) Mid-division, smooth headway on inside chasing leaders over 2f out, 2nd inside final 2f, led over 1f out, soon ridden clear, edged left towards finish, easily, won at Kempton 7f hcp (4) pol in Oct beating Human Nature (9-4) by 3l, 14 ran.
Gilgamesh 7-4fav (9-6) Mid-division, switched left and headway over 1f out, driven to challenge inside final furlong, ran on, led close home, won at Redcar 7f hcp (4) gf in May beating Tai Sing Yeh (8-13) by nk, 9 ran.
Pearl Spectre (USA) 8-1 (9-7) With leader, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, held on, won at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (4) pol in Nov beating Miracle Garden (8-12) by nk, 14 ran.
Golden Goal (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 7 3/4l behind Zwayyan (9-3) at Ascot 1m stks (3) gs in Oct.
Shyron 14-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up and behind, headway on inside over 1f out, not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, ran on well into never nearer 3rd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Gulliver (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp (2) pol in Nov.
Alejandro (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Pulled hard in rear, headway on outside under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 8, 3 1/4l behind Via Serendipity (8-11) at Newmarket 1m hcp (3) gf in Nov.
Highland Acclaim (IRE) 66-1 (9-1) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, chased leaders, weakened well inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Gulliver (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp (2) pol in Nov.
Welliesinthewater (IRE) 50-1 (9-6) Raced centre, held up in rear, some headway over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 10th of 17, 5 3/4l behind Yellowhammer (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp (4) gs in Nov.
Boy In The Bar 6-1 (8-9) Raced wide in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Gulliver (9-13) at Kempton 6f hcp (3) pol in Nov.
Hammer Gun (USA) 16-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up, headway 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out until well inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Pearl Spectre (9-7) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Sea of Flames 5-1 (9-1) Close up, wide into straight 2f out, ridden and weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 10, 5 1/2l behind My Target (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol in Mar.