held up towards rear, headway and not much room over 1f out, staying when not much room again inside final furlong, not recover (finished dead heat 3rd, awarded 2nd)
tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon edged right and headed, no extra (finished 2nd, disqualified and placed 3rd)
held up in touch, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon edged left and led, kept on
with leader, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
in rear, headway over 2f out, one pace over 1f out
slowly away, towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra
led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace (finished dead heat 3rd, placed 4th)
GOSSIP COLUMN won twice around here last summer and returned to winning ways at York last month for which a 3lb rise may not be enough to prevent a follow-up. Mugatoo didn't enjoy soft ground at Goodwood but had earlier scored with a ton in hand over 1m6f at Doncaster and looks a progressive stayer. This track isn't certain to suit Vivid Diamond, whose narrow defeat in a Newmarket Listed contest in November would see her very difficult to beat though she was well beaten on her only start around here. Infrastructure has been running in better class handicaps since scoring at this level at Salisbury last summer and ran well at Newmarket last month on his first start since September. Lunar Jet scored over 1m2f at Newmarket in May and should get the trip on this tight track.
Lunar Jet 7-1 (9-6) Held up, hampered after 2f, headway when not clear run over 2f out, soon switched right, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 3 1/4l behind Hulcote (8-8) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp (3) hvy in Jun.
Dark Red (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up, headway over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 14l behind Hulcote (8-8) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp (3) hvy in Jun.
Infrastructure 15-2 (8-12) Mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Caradoc (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Mistiroc 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, kept on final furlong, never a threat, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Star Of Southwold (8-12) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (3) pol in Jun.
Mugatoo (IRE) 11-8fav (9-2) Steadied start, held up in last, headway over 2f out, soon hung right, chased winner over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 8 1/2l behind Paddys Motorbike (8-11) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp (3) sft in Jun.
Gossip Column (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon hung left, led over 1f out, strongly challenged throughout final furlong, held on gamely, won at York 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Jun beating Doctor Cross (8-10) by shd, 7 ran.
Vivid Diamond (IRE) 7-5 (9-2) 5th of 7, 3 1/4l behind Durance (9-2) at Dusseldorf 1m 2f in Jun.