chased leader, driven to challenge over 1f out, stayed on strongly to lead close home
led, hard driven over 1f out, headed and no extra towards finish
in touch in 4th, took closer order 2f out, kept on into 3rd, never a threat
chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, soon no impression
Breathalyze has a first and second to his name from two runs over track and trip and there is no reason why he won’t go close again as he easily beat subsequent winners Cognac and The New Marwan in the first of those. WILD HERO is the only maiden in this small field but that means he gets 6lb and he has shown promise in both starts. He wasn’t unduly punished last time at Epsom and looks the type to keep on improving as he gains experience.
Breathalyze (FR) 2-1jfav (9-8) Held up in touch, pushed along 2f out, ridden 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, not trouble winner, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Berkshire Rocco (9-2) at Chester 7f stks (4) gd in Aug.
Cognac (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Made all, hard pressed 2f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on well, in command final 100 yards, won at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (4) gs in Aug beating Embolden (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
The New Marwan 5-2 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on to take 2nd place inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Breathalyze (9-2) at Chester 7f stks (4) gs in Aug.
Wild Hero (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 6, 2l behind Bodyline (9-5) at Epsom 7f stks (4) gd in Aug.