slowly into stride, held up in rear, driven and some headway over 1f out, never a threat
towards rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never near leaders
behind, ridden over 3f out, never involved
awkwardly away, behind, struggling 4f out, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous
mid-division, ridden inside final 2f, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong
pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, no extra and lost place inside final furlong
early reminders, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to challenge inside final furlong, held near finish
led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra
tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong
mid-division, driven and headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders on inside over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on
in touch on outside, lost place 3f out, soon behind, eased over 1f out
Sophar Sogood won a handicap over a mile before finding one too good in a higher grade than this over track and trip a week ago with Prestigious back in fourth. He should figure again in this company while Big Boris showed a big improvement at Chepstow on his handicap bow and steps up in distance but Lexington Quest and Chateau Peapod have made little impression in handicaps so far with the latter’s best effort coming over a mile. MASTER ROCCO has failed to figure over shorter trips so far but has a stamina-packed pedigree and may prove to be much better than we’ve seen so far stepping up from 6f with an apprentice’s 5lb allowance in his favour.
Master Rocco (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 6 1/2l behind Fuwayrit (9-9) at Chelmsford City 6f stks (5) pol in Aug.
Pitcher 7-1 (9-4) Steadied start, held up in last pair, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, never on terms, last of 6, 7l behind Incinerator (10-0) at Windsor 1m (5) gf in Sep.
Lexington Quest (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, behind, headway on outside over 6f out, went 2nd over 2f out until over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Inflamed (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f (6) pol in Oct.
Draw Lots (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 22l behind Romantic Vision (9-6) at Catterick 6f stks (5) gf in Sep.
Big Boris (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) In rear, headway 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, just held by front pair, 3rd of 12, 1/4l behind Now I'm A Believer (8-6) at Chepstow 1m (6) gs in Sep.
Prestigious (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 1f out, edged left and no impression inside final furlong, plugged on towards finish, 4th of 12, 6 1/4l behind Good Reason (9-7) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f (5) pol in Oct.
Sophar Sogood (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway on outside chasing leaders 3f out, soon pushed along, ridden and hung left over 1f out, plugged on in 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 3 3/4l behind Good Reason (9-7) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f (5) pol in Oct.
Chateau Peapod 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on inside, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6 1/4l behind Lets Go Lucky (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f (6) pol in Sep.
Ami Li Bert (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, outpaced and always behind, 9th of 11, 25 1/4l behind Tafish (9-2) at Southwell 7f stks (5) pol in Oct.
Goddess Of Fire 25-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 4f out, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, never on terms, weakened 1f out, last of 7, 13 1/4l behind Blausee (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f (5) gd in Sep.
Austin Taetious 80-1 (8-6) Mid-division, headway and edged left over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 12, 7 1/2l behind Inflamed (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f (6) pol in Oct.