soon tracking leaders, challenged going well over 4f out, pushed along and weakened 3f out
held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace into 3rd inside final furlong
always towards rear
held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 4f out, ridden and every chance 3f out until approaching final 2f, weakened over 1f out
held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, pushed along and kept on same pace final 2f
mid-division, headway over 4f out, kept on same pace final 2f
took keen hold, soon steadied into mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final 100 yards
led, ran wide on stable bend, headed 4f out, weakened over 3f out
took keen hold tracking leaders, 2nd halfway until 6f out, led 4f out until 2f out, chased leader, led again over 1f out, headed and not quicken final 100 yards
mid-division, ridden and weakened over 5f out, tailed off
chased leaders, 2nd 6f out until approaching final 4f, chased leaders, hung left from over 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out
took keen hold tracking leader, carried wide on stable bend, lost 2nd halfway, weakened quickly over 6f out, well tailed off
It is likely to be a few weeks before Ditcheat starts rolling out its big guns but Rainy City is likely to have his supporters here having shown promise in a couple of runs. Market support for newcomers Culworth Boy, King's Song or The Ultimate Lad should be noted but HANDSOME HORACE should pay his way this winter. He ran green and was hampered when fourth on his debut at Exeter in April but was beaten less than four lengths at the finish and will have learned plenty from that.
Culworth Boy (IRE) Tajraasi gelding out of Cadre Idris.
Curious Carlos 6-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 6f out, edged left and challenged over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, 3rd and held when not much room close home, stumbled and fell last stride, in a race won by Clonalig House (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Aug, 10 ran.
Galactic Power (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Alw in rr, pu 3out, in a race won by Corner Creek (11-9) at Toomebridge 3m ire ptp hvy in Apr, 8 ran.
Handsome Horace (IRE) 6-5fav (10-10) Held up in last pair in touch, not clear run and switched left over 2f out, soon chased leaders and ran green over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind More Buck's (10-7) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
King's Song (FR) King's Theatre gelding out of Chanson Indienne.
Mr Mafia (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Mid div, 9th 1/2way, went fair 8th 5out, rdn & up 3out, left mod 5th 2out, ko same pce straight, 5th of 17, 10l behind Topper Thornton (12-2) at Fairyhouse 3m ire ptp gs in May.
Potters Corner (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Rcd 3rd, 2nd 6out, ld 3out, chall last where mstk & hdd, no ex flat up, jnd for 2nd last strides, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Kilcrea Vale (11-9) at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Primo Rossi 7-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, driven over 5f out, lost place over 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 7, 27l behind Whatthebutlersaw (10-9) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gs in Aug.
Rainy City (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders on outside, went 3rd 3f out, never any chance with leading duo, weakened and lost 2 places in closing stages, 5th of 18, 36l behind Gaitway (10-9) at Newbury 2m NH flat (2) gs in Mar.
Right On Roy 12-1 (10-9) Behind, struggling halfway, never dangerous, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Paolozzi (11-1) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Aug.
The Ultimate Lad (IRE) Indian Danehill gelding out of Iruna Iris.
Ragtime Lady 100-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, pushed along halfway, soon tailed off, last of 8, well behind Justanother Muddle (11-11) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Mar.