led early, tracked leaders, effort on inside when not much room over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, not quicken close home
headway to join leader after 2f, led over 7f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
in touch, switched right and headway over 1f out, ridden to lead when edged left inside final furlong, ran on
keen, soon led, headed over 7f out, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong
tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed when short of room inside final furlong
raced wide towards rear, headway approaching 2f out, stayed on final furlong
always towards rear
in rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders
in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor
raced wide in touch, pushed along over 2f out, soon lost touch
dwelt towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, nearest finish
CHORAL CLAN gets another chance having placed off similar marks recently, including over today’s distance at Lingfield last time. Dangerous Ends won over a mile at Kempton in August and Mullarkey has returned to the same mark as when scoring at Nottingham in April. Maraakib was beaten only a nose at Newcastle the last time he raced on the all-weather while William Booth and Never A Word posted better efforts when both finished fourth on their respective latest starts.
Choral Clan (IRE) 3-1jfav (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, just held, 3rd of 12, 1/4l behind Circulation (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Intermodal 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, hung left 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Jus Pires (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Dangerous Ends 7-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway and switched right 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Just In Time (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Sep.
Auntie Barber (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along and unable to quicken over 2f out, weakened, 8th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Dashing Poet (8-12) at Lingfield 1m hcp fll (5) pol in Oct.
Mullarkey 9-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 11, 4 1/4l behind Pastoral Music (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Maraakib (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Topamichi (10-8) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (5) sft in Nov.
William Booth (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders, every chance 2f out, keeping on same pace in 4th and looking held when hampered 100 yards out, no extra, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind East Coast Lady (9-7) at Windsor 1m hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Never A Word (USA) 25-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Island Brave (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Bartholomew J (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 7 1/4l behind Hajaam (9-5) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp (5) gs in Oct.
Miss Danby (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Slow to break, towards rear, ridden and struggling over 4f out, last of 10, dist behind Cornerstone Lad (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Miss Mirabeau 5-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 3l behind Mach One (9-7) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.