led until over 3f out, weakened quickly, eased over 1f out
in touch, smooth headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, never reached winner
chased leaders, 2nd over 3f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out
chased leaders, driven to lead over 1f out, ran on well
mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms
slowly into stride, driven in rear, never dangerous
prominent, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong
mid-division, weakened over 3f out, eased over 2f out
Monaco Rose finally got off the mark when winning on fast ground at Catterick while Our Kylie has won over hurdles either side of scoring in this code at Musselburgh last summer. Petrify made a winning return at Bath and is raised 4lb while ALBERT BOY is 3lb higher than his recent success at Brighton. But the latter had slipped down the weights in the previous year and Scott Dixon’s charge is fancied to go close again as he will also handle any cut in the ground. Smiley Bagel’s winning run came to an end at Wolverhampton last time and he’s yet to win on Turf.
Street Poet (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) With leader, driven and lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 23 3/4l behind Pushaq (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Arrowtown 7-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never a threat, 4th of 13, 8 1/2l behind Slunovrat (9-10) at York 2m hcp stks (4) gs in Sep.
Smiley Bagel (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Prominent, challenged over 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 9, 3 3/4l behind Zabeel Star (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Monaco Rose 5-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 150 yards, soon clear, won at Catterick 1m 4f hcp (5) gf in Apr beating Fillydelphia (8-7) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Canny Style 11-2 (8-13) In rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 3/4l behind Renfrew Street (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp fll (5) pol in Apr.
Lopito de Vega (IRE) 9-2jfav (9-3) Took keen hold, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 17 3/4l behind Bit Of A Quirke (8-11) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Our Kylie (IRE) 9-1 (10-5) Soon tracked leaders, challenged from before last, soon gained narrow lead, stayed on best to assert closing stages, won at Galway 2m hcp Yielding in Jul beating Floral Fantasy (11-4) by 2 3/4l, 20 ran.
Albert Boy (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Raced keenly, prominent, led 10f out until 7f out, pressed leader, led again 4f out, came centre in straight, headed over 1f out, rallied to lead again near finish, won at Brighton 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in May beating Innoko (9-5) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Thou Swell (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 11, 6 1/4l behind Caribbean Spring (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in May.
Petrify 12-1 (9-2) Slowly away in rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway entering final furlong, soon switched left, stayed on to lead near finish, won at Bath 1m 4f hcp (6) fm in May beating Golden Muscade (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Taste The Wine (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden 4f out, headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Sir Pass I Am (9-5) at Chepstow 2m hcp (6) gs in May.