close up, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong
headway from wide draw to lead after 1f, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong
raced wide close up, headway to lead over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, headed final strides
led 1f, tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
dwelt towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, nearest finish
raced wide in touch, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong
towards rear, pushed along 2f out, never a factor
awkwardly away towards rear, pushed along and headway over 2f out, pressed leader entering final furlong, stayed on to lead final strides
always in rear
raced wide in touch, headway to track leader over 4f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong
in touch on inner, looking for a run from over 2f out, never able to challenge
raced wide in rear, headway inside final furlong, nearest finish
close up, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong
tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, kept on one pace
French import Frankelio is best watched on this occasion but Air Raid could be interesting at big odds. Recent Kempton winner Gossiping was just beaten at this meeting last year so warrants respect and the booking of De Sousa for the returning Dark Intention catches the eye. Humble Gratitude was second off a 4lb higher mark here last season while Queen's Sargent was a promising third at Doncaster on his reappearance. GIN IN THE INN (NAP) has only raced over 7f once before and only beaten a short-head in this very race in 2017 when 2lb higher. He has a good draw and a talented 5lb claimer on board so can go one better this year. Elerfaan remains unexposed so looks the pick of the remainder.
Gin In The Inn (IRE) 17-2 (8-2) Tracked leaders far side, headway to lead this group 2f out until inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 5 3/4l behind Reputation (8-6) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Calder Prince (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, lost place 2f out, soon ridden and beaten, 9th of 15, 6 1/4l behind Dark Power (9-5) at Haydock 6f hcp (3) gs in Sep.
Elerfaan (IRE) 15-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, kept on, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Margub (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (3) pol in Apr.
Air Raid 16-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, held up towards rear, no real headway when hampered over 1f out, 10th of 14, 8 1/2l behind Royal Prospect (8-11) at Newcastle 6f hcp (3) pol in Nov.
Penwortham (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Pulled hard in rear, beaten over 2f out, hampered closing stages, 9th of 10, 8 3/4l behind Glenn Coco (9-3) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (3) pol in Apr.
My Amigo 28-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, one pace over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 16, 7 1/4l behind Just Hiss (8-7) at York 1m hcp (2) gd in Oct.
Frankelio (FR) (8-12) 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind The Revenant (8-12) at Saint-Cloud 1m stks gd in Nov.
Gossiping 13-8fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, driven to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m hcp (5) pol in Mar beating Silverturnstogold (8-10) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Dark Intention (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Towards rear stands side, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 5 1/4l behind Presidential (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Humble Gratitude 16-1 (9-1) Mid-division, driven over 1f out, some late headway, never on terms, 5th of 10, 8l behind Margub (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (3) pol in Apr.
Queen's Sargent (FR) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, not clear run and switched right just over 1f out, ridden and kept on to take 3rd last strides, 3rd of 19, 1l behind Right Action (9-4) at Doncaster 7f hcp (4) gf in Mar.
Imperial State 14-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 15, 10 1/4l behind Waarif (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Robero 11-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out until inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 4th of 10, 7 1/4l behind Margub (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (3) pol in Apr.
Tadaawol 5-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Hortzadar (9-9) at Redcar 7f hcp (4) gf in Apr.