slow into stride, towards rear, headway when switched right approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, ridden out
towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, not much room over 1f out
close up, ridden 2f out, weakening when short of room inside final furlong
led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on
tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, effort approaching final furlong, kept on same pace
keen to post, in touch, headway to press leaders over 4f out, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong
held up, pushed along 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, kept on same pace
raced wide in touch, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish
keen tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, soon edged right, weakened final furlong
Edge, five times a winner on Turf, has never scored on the all-weather but couldn't have gone much closer at Wolverhampton last time. Mans Not Trot had been beaten in a seller before a much better effort at Kempton where he was in the lead for a long way. That was only his fourth start so some progress can be anticipated. Hidden Stash finished tailed off here last time but that wasn't his form as he's won here in the past so the vote goes to SONG OF SUMMER. The Scottish raider hasn't had much experience on the all-weather but has generally been staying on over 7f on Turf recently and the assessor has given her a chance.
Edge (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run on inside over 1f out until squeezed through and ran on inside final furlong, strong challenge close home, not quite get up, 2nd of 12, hd behind Final Attack (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Mr Andros 5-1 (9-4) Mid-division, beaten over 2f out, 9th of 13, 17 1/4l behind Emily Goldfinch (9-10) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Hidden Stash 7-1 (9-0) Towards rear, outpaced halfway, tailed off, last of 12, dist behind Formiga (9-0) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Mans Not Trot (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Led to post, prominent on outside, led over 3f out to over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Pike Corner Cross (9-8) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Sukhovey (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on inside, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/4l behind Ross Raith Rover (9-6) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Cristal Pallas Cat (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Raced keenly in front, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5 3/4l behind Carvelas (9-8) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Song Of Summer 7-1 (8-12) Held up, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 14, 3 3/4l behind Roaring Forties (9-7) at Ayr 7f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Galloping Hogan (IRE) 4-1fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 14, 4 1/4l behind Silverturnstogold (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Percy Toplis 100-1 (8-9) In touch far side, ridden and weakened 2f out, 14th of 15, 34l behind Little Jo (9-3) at Newmarket 1m hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Pam's Angel (USA) 33-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 8 1/4l behind Hackbridge (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Three C's (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 16 1/4l behind Ross Raith Rover (9-6) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Oct.