held up in touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra
took keen hold tracking leader, effort over 2f out, hung left approaching final furlong, weakened closing stages
pulled hard towards rear, some late headway, never troubled leaders, nearest finish
led, hard driven over 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong
slowly away, behind, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, led inside final furlong, driven out
midfield, weakened 3f out
chased leaders, effort on inside over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon lost place
Today’s distance could be key to this given both of Lord Reason’s wins this year came over the shorter trip of a mile including at Newmarket last time and Lord Kelvin scored over the same trip at Beverley. Dawn Mirage attempts 1m2f for the first time after a couple of placed efforts over shorter while Inke’s win at Lingfield last month came over 1m1f. But THE GAY CAVALIER was narrowly beaten over course and distance a week ago and it’s John Ryan’s charge that gets the vote to go one better racing off the same mark.
Inke (IRE) 11-4 (9-12) Tracked leader, switched left over 3f out, lost 2nd inside final 3f, weakened 2f out, 3rd of 4, 14 1/2l behind Della Valle (8-8) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp fll (4) sft in Jun.
Dawn Mirage 11-2 (9-5) Slowly away, towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Breakable (9-10) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gs in Jul.
Squire 20-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 11, 5 3/4l behind Huge Future (9-2) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (4) sft in Jun.
Lord Reason 5-1 (9-13) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, chasing leaders when edged left over 1f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m hcp (5) sft in Jun beating Henshaw (9-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
The Gay Cavalier 5-1 (9-2) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Thames Knight (9-7) at Epsom 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Prince Of Paris 12-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, headway chasing leaders 2f out, soon ridden, no impression over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 6 3/4l behind Blenheim Warrior (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Yensir 4-1 (9-1) Held up, in touch, effort over 4f out, outpaced over 2f out, well held after, 4th of 5, 14 1/2l behind Grapevine (9-0) at Epsom 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Lord Kelvin (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden and lost place inisde final 2f, outpaced final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Shahbar (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp (4) gf in Jun.