led, headed 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened
mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression
towards rear, headway 5f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened
slowly away, in rear, took keen hold, effort over 1f out, never dangerous
mid-division, outpaced over 2f out
towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish
towards rear, headway over 2f out, one pace and no impression
prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace
tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace
tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace
with leader, led 3f out, soon ridden, just held on
close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on and just held
dwelt, mid-division, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong
There was little between third-placed Ness Of Brodgar and Beau Knight over track and trip last time when Croeso Cymraeg finished further behind. It was soft ground when Princess Harley scored at Yarmouth last month and her earlier success on the all-weather came at Southwell while both of Thresholdofadream’s wins so far have been over 2m including at Kempton last time. Joycetick and Murhib are closely matched on last month’s form at Lingfield and the latter has placed since but SACRED SPRITE is forgiven a modest effort over 2m at Wetherby as she won easily over today’s trip at Wolverhampton before that and John Berry’s unexposed filly gets another chance in this.
Jupiter Custos (FR) 12-1 (12-0) Mid-division, tracked leaders 3 out, outpaced by front pair before next, ridden and stayed on to chase winner flat, never on terms, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Too Many Diamonds (10-10) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in May.
Joycetick (FR) 4-1 (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 9, 5 1/4l behind Colwood (9-7) at Lingfield 2m hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Princess Harley (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Prominent, keen, led over 2f out, strongly challenged throughout final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Imperial Court (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (5) sft in Jun.
Velvet Vision 10-1 (9-2) Slowly away, held up in rear, some headway 2f out, no impression, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 16l behind Bollin Joan (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp fll (5) gd in Jun.
Sacred Sprite 9-4fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, some headway 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 14, 8 1/4l behind Maid In Manhattan (8-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp (6) gf in May.
Croeso Cymraeg 7-2 (10-0) Started slowly, well in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Champagne Marengo (8-13) at Chelmsford City 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Thresholdofadream (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 2m hcp (6) pol in Jun beating Bird For Life (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Barca (USA) 5-1fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 14, 11 3/4l behind Gas Monkey (9-10) at Newbury 1m 3f hcp (5) gs in Jun.
Murhib (IRE) 11-1 (8-6) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on outside from over 6f out, switched right over 1f out, not clear run inside final furlong, switched left, stayed on, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 13, 1/4l behind Loving Your Work (8-2) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp (5) sft in Jun.
Ness Of Brodgar 40-1 (9-7) Chased leader until over 8f out, handy 3rd, went 2nd again over 2f out, kept on final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Champagne Marengo (8-13) at Chelmsford City 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Beau Knight 33-1 (9-2) Chased leaders on inside, kept on final furlong, 4th of 14, 3/4l behind Champagne Marengo (8-13) at Chelmsford City 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Steel Helmet (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 14, 8 3/4l behind King And Queen (8-7) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Tyrsal (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Slowly away, in rear, ridden when rider dropped whip 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 14, 15l behind Kaylen's Mischief (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp (6) sft in Jun.