prominent towards stands side, driven halfway, no extra approaching final furlong
in touch, headway over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd, never able to challenge
chased leaders, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong
made all, driven over 1f out, ran on strongly
slowly into stride, in touch, headway over 1f out, soon chasing winner, kept on same pace
tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out
Brockey Rise was entered yesterday at Lingfield. Spot Lite has been thereabouts lately and his last win came off a 4lb higher mark. Brandy Station had the in-form Aquadabra behind when successful over track and trip a year ago and is 2lb better off so has claims if cheekpieces have the desired effect but TAWAAFOQ is preferred. Like Aquadabra, Adrian Wintle’s Bath winner carries a penalty but he’s been lightly raced this year and won off a higher mark last season.
Brockey Rise (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Fantastic Flyer (9-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Tawaafoq 11-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, led last strides, won at Bath 6f hcp (6) gd in Aug beating Catheadans Fury (9-7) by hd, 13 ran.
Aquadabra (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Always well placed, ridden 1f out, led well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 5f hcp (6) pol in Aug beating Katherine Place (8-13) by shd, 9 ran.
Brandy Station (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 6 1/2l behind Somewhere Secret (9-11) at Haydock 5f hcp (5) hvy in Aug.
Spot Lite 8-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead briefly over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Secret Potion (10-1) at Chepstow 5f hcp (6) gd in Aug.
Celerity (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 10 1/4l behind One Boy (8-10) at Nottingham 5f hcp (6) sft in Aug.