in rear, ridden 2f out, nearest finish
tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish
dwelt, headway to soon lead, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong
close up, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway entering final furlong, soon every chance, kept on one pace
keen, tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, soon weakened
dwelt, in touch, headway approaching final furlong, not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, ridden and ran on
raced wide, held up, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, driven to lead towards finish
always in rear
dwelt, always in rear
in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, effort when short of room inside final furlong, kept on
Connections of Ripoll will be hoping for a good run from Holiday Magic in the previous race to boost the chances of their Wolverhampton runner-up. But the top weight may struggle to confirm earlier Kempton running here with MASARZAIN on 8lb worse terms and it’s James Given’s three-year-old that gets the nod. Last month’s maiden winner Out Of The Ashes should be capable of better while Rockley Point is usually thereabouts. Flying Fantasy was running in better races on Turf in the summer but Ballylare was turned over in a seller at Lingfield last time and Vincenzo Coccotti was a beaten favourite at Wolverhampton after winning a Class 5 here last month.
Ripoll (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Led early, prominent, led and edged left from over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind Holiday Magic (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (4) pol in Dec.
Tadaany (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 7 1/4l behind Amazement (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Masarzain (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 4f out until ridden inside final 2f, chased leaders, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Ripoll (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Out Of The Ashes 80-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden and headway entering final furlong, soon every chance, led towards finish, won at Chelmsford City 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Port Isaac (9-5) by nk, 6 ran.
Rockley Point 7-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on to 2nd near finish, 2nd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Pearl Spectre (9-6) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Clement (IRE) 66-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Holiday Magic (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (4) pol in Dec.
Ballylare 3-1fav (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed near finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Chelwood Gate (8-12) at Lingfield 7f stks (6) pol in Dec.
Flying Fantasy 16-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, plugged on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 7th of 18, 6 1/2l behind Hawkeyethenoo (10-0) at Ascot 7f hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Showing Off (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Always in rear, last of 10, 15 1/2l behind Holiday Magic (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (4) pol in Dec.
Vincenzo Coccotti (USA) 7-2fav (9-3) Held up and off the pace, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 10, 3 1/4l behind Severus (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Dec.