in rear, ridden when wide into straight 2f out, stayed on towards finish, nearest finish
led early, keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
went right start, raced wide close up, pushed along and lost place over 3f out
hampered start, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway and switched right over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead towards finish
in touch, headway on outer from over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed towards finish
keen close up, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out
bumped start, keen headway to soon lead, ridden hung right and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong
dwelt raced wide in rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms
in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden and short of room over 1f out, kept on one pace
went right start, raced wide in touch, headway to track leaders over 4f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong
tracked leader until pushed along 2f out, weakened final furlong
Smith will find this more difficult than the claimer he won at Windsor last month and Hard Toffee hasn’t raced since disappointing at Yarmouth back in May. Both Astral Girl and Bricklebrit may improve now handicapping while Eagle Queen may do better back over this shorter trip. But PETITE MALLE moves in the opposite direction having faded in the closing stages over a mile at Yarmouth on her handicap debut and James Fanshawe’s filly gets a speculative vote to open her account.
Hard Toffee (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 9 1/2l behind Lucky's Dream (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in May.
Astral Girl 66-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, plugged on, 4th of 6, 7l behind Maktabba (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn fll stks (5) gf in Jul.
Eagle Queen 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leading trio over 3f, chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, 6th of 8, 9 1/2l behind Harmonise (9-12) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Petite Malle (USA) 12-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway far side of group chasing leaders 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Purgatory (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Thunderoad 40-1 (9-0) Held up last, headway on outside over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 10 1/2l behind Culture (9-7) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Smith (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) In rear, switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Windsor 1m 2f stks (5) gf in Jul beating Izvestia (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Lynchpin (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway on wide outside over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 14, 10 1/2l behind Quemonda (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Bricklebrit 100-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 9th of 11, 21 3/4l behind Lady Lawyer (9-4) at Chelmsford City 1m stks (4) pol in Jul.
Duke Of Dunabar 16-1 (9-3) Towards rear, kept on final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 8th of 14, 6 1/4l behind Seascape (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in May.
Duke of Yorkie (IRE) 40-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, ridden over 2f out, switched outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 12, 6 1/4l behind Lucky Number (9-6) at Bath 1m hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Milistorm 100-1 (8-7) Hampered start, towards rear, outpaced over 3f out, headway on wide outside over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 9 1/2l behind Hydroplane (10-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Jul.