slowly into stride, held up in rear, took closer order into 4th over 6f out, outpaced over 2f out, soon beaten
tracked leader, led over 2f out, stayed on strongly
chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, kept on well final furlong
held up in rear, outpaced over 5f out, soon beaten, eased
led until over 2f out, stayed on same pace
slowly into stride, held up, under pressure over 4f out, never dangerous
The returning Charlie D has finished tailed off in both previous runs on Turf but Winged Spur ran well for third in a higher grade at York and looks to be coming to hand. GENERAL BROOK knows where the winning post is here and he’s been dropped 2lb since his latest course and distance fourth so should be thereabouts again. The Detainee has winning form on fast going over this sort of trip so also warrants a second look.
Winged Spur (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 17, 4 1/2l behind Starcaster (9-4) at York 1m 4f hcp (4) gf in May.
Charlie D (USA) 9-4fav (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden to chase winner 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 14 1/4l behind Aircraft Carrier (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (4) pol in Dec.
The Detainee 40-1 (11-9) Last pair, pushed along before mistake 4 out, no impression when slipped on home turn, 12th of 13, dist behind Cracker Jak (10-13) at Exeter 2m 6f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Mouchee (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Held up, pushed along 7f out, ridden 5f out, outpaced 3f out, 11th of 13, dist behind Champarisi (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Mar.
General Brook (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Ascot Day (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in May.
True Thoughts (IRE) 66-1 (10-4) Always towards rear, never on terms, 10th of 13, 25 1/4l behind Late Shipment (11-12) at Chepstow 3m hcp (5) sft in Mar.
Defining Year (IRE) 11-1 (10-9) (tt) 3rd when pu 13, at Llwyn Ddu 3m gd in May.