held up in rear, rapid headway on wide outside on bend over 4f out, weakened well over 2f out
tracked leaders, led over 2f out, driven clear, ran on well
behind, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, 2nd over 1f out, kept on under pressure, not pace of winner
held up towards rear, outpaced over 3f out, rallied over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never a threat
led until over 4f out, weakened over 2f out
tracked leader, quickly lost place 4f out
tracked leader, took keen hold, led over 3f out, soon hung right when challenged, headed over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong
Both newcomers require a market check in view of the yards they represent and D'gentle Reflexion comes into the same category despite delivering a disappointing debut when backed into favouritism and is presumably capable of far better. Celtic Sally pulled too hard on debut and could improve if amenable to restraint and Lancaster Rose came home in mid-division latest in a similar contest. Ring The Moon showed promise on his second Irish start and has now joined Evan Williams. He looks the main danger to HILLARY C, who came back from an absence of over 700 days to produce a commendable runner-up effort here in late-May. She's been given time since that run, will hopefully not 'bounce' and can go one better.
D'gentle Reflexion (FR) 6-4fav (10-13) Mid-division, headway halfway, chased leaders over 5f out, hung right on bend over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 9, 21 3/4l behind Juge Et Parti (10-13) at Bangor 2m 1f (6) gd in Apr.
Georgiator (FR) Simplex gelding out of Princess Demut.
Ring The Moon 20-1 (12-0) Mid-division early, 6th approaching halfway, pushed along approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace without threatening, 3rd of 10, 22l behind Raya Time (12-0) at Killarney 2m 1f gd in May.
The Lion Roars (IRE) Let The Lion Roar gelding out of Definite Blue.
Celtic Sally (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division on inside, tracked leaders over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 22 3/4l behind Fingareeta (10-10) at Southwell 2m (6) gd in Jul.
Hillary C 18-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, no extra, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Grey Diamond (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m (5) gd in May.
Lancaster Rose (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 17 3/4l behind Sunrise Ruby (10-11) at Southwell 2m (5) gd in Jun.
Speedy Gonzalez 12-1 (10-7) Prominent, hung right and lost place over 6f out, well behind final 4f, tailed off, 10th of 11, dist behind Smith's Bay (11-5) at Taunton 2m (5) sft in Jan.