held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous
tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on and caught post
held up towards rear, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace
held up towards rear, ridden inside final furlong, kept on and no impression
led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish
held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace
slowly away, in rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous
in touch, ridden over 1f out, no impression
in touch in 4th, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead post
with leader, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong
slowly into stride, always towards rear
mid-division, pushed along 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out
Jockey bookings suggest Rex Imperator is preferred to stablemates Harwoods Volante and Highland Acclaim of David O’Meara’s runners. The former was ahead of previous course-and-distance winner Hakam when third at Ripon last month. Handsome Dude beat Intense Style at Doncaster but was well beaten last time while Doctor Sardonicus won at Yarmouth but was behind fifth-placed BOOMERANG BOB at Ascot subsequently. The latter is now back on a winning mark and gets a speculative vote to come good again in a typically wide-open sprint, though Distant Past and Golden Amber are not out of this either.
Golden Amber (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, driven halfway, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 9 3/4l behind Nameitwhatyoulike (9-0) at York 6f lst stks (1) gs in Sep.
Doctor Sardonicus 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, stands side, ridden 2f out, lost place inside final furlong, 8th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Magnus Maximus (9-7) at Ascot 6f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Quatrieme Ami 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never a threat, 8th of 15, 3 3/4l behind Munfallet (9-2) at Haydock 6f hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Rex Imperator 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Kimberella (9-10) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Highland Acclaim (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, stayed on same pace final furlong, 7th of 15, 4 1/2l behind George William (8-12) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (3) pol in Oct.
Intense Style (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 7 1/4l behind Munfallet (9-2) at Haydock 6f hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Steelriver (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 12, 11 3/4l behind Hakam (8-7) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (3) pol in Sep.
Distant Past 6-1 (8-11) Raced centre, towards rear, ridden halfway, headway approaching final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 13, 6 3/4l behind Ocean Sheridan (8-9) at Catterick 5f hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Boomerang Bob (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on well towards finish, 5th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Munfallet (9-2) at Haydock 6f hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Highly Sprung (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Tracked leader stand side, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 9 1/4l behind Lady Macapa (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp stks (3) gd in Oct.
Hakam (USA) 7-1 (8-7) Stumbled start, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 6 1/2l behind Kimberella (9-10) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Handsome Dude 25-1 (9-1) Raced far side, in touch, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased final furlong, 21st of 25, 13 1/4l behind Roudee (9-9) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Harwoods Volante (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) In touch, headway between horses approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 6f hcp (4) sft in Oct beating Kenny The Captain (9-6) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Brother Tiger 25-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 12th of 16, 6 3/4l behind Boom The Groom (9-0) at Goodwood 5f hcp stks (2) gd in Jul.