chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, beaten when slightly short of room inside final 100 yards
held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out
mid-division, tried to close on inside when not much room over 3f out, soon lost place, hampered over 2f out, well beaten after
held up in rear, headway on outside 8f out, challenged over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left inside final 100 yards, stayed on well
chased leader until ridden over 3f out, soon beaten
prominent early, chased leaders, lost place over 3f out, hanging left over 1f out, hampered and weakened inside final furlong
led, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
slowly away, soon mid-division, headway on outside 3f out, driven over 2f out, lost place over 1f out
held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong
PREVENT was beaten less than a length when third over today’s trip at York and a repeat should see him go close again in this company. Ascot Day won a lower grade contest over track and trip last month but struggled at Goodwood last time and Maiden Voyage is preferred on only her second start for Archie Watson having won twice when trained in France. Heavy going was against Paths Of Glory on his handicap debut but the maiden winner could go well here with Oisin Murphy on board while Astromachia makes a belated seasonal debut having won twice over 2m last term and undergoing wind surgery during the interim.
Astromachia 12-1 (8-0) Handily placed, ridden over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, 8th of 12, 21 3/4l behind Elegiac (8-12) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) gd in Oct.
Rotherwick (IRE) 17-2 (9-12) In rear, wide and headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 6, 3l behind Starfighter (8-11) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Winged Spur (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Soon held up in touch, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 25 3/4l behind Oh It's Saucepot (9-11) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Paths Of Glory 9-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, never a factor, 10th of 13, 24 3/4l behind Elysian Flame (8-0) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp (3) hvy in Aug.
Never Surrender (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 3f out until 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, eased when no chance final furlong, 6th of 7, 19 1/4l behind Past Master (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Maiden Voyage (FR) 9-2 (9-9) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3 3/4l behind Escape The City (9-2) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Sep.
Prevent 20-1 (9-4) Always prominent, led over 2f out, soon under pressure, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Shamad (9-1) at York 1m 4f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Ascot Day (FR) 4-1 (10-1) Led after 1f, came wide in straight, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 7, 7 1/4l behind Blue Medici (10-1) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Nabhan 16-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, progress over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Tavus (8-11) at Ffos Las 1m 6f hcp (5) gd in Aug.