keen early, chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on approaching final furlong, never a threat
held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon no impression
held up, never dangerous
led, strongly challenged from over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon hampered, no extra closing stages
always prominent, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon hung left and bumped rival, stayed on well
always behind, eased final furlong
mid-division, headway over 3f our, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms
keen in mid-division, weakened over 1f out
chased leaders, effort over 1f out, not clear run inside final furlong, stayed on well
in touch, weakened over 3f out
chased leaders, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong
mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression
Abadie, a 290,000gns half-brother to four winners including the speedy Stepper Point, was too green to do himself justice at Ripon in May but has had wind surgery and been gelded since. Mira Star was an eye-catcher at Newmarket and an almost certain improver but Vulcan may do better when switched to handicaps. Black Comedy is a debutant worth a second look but it will probably take an above-average performance to prevent IT’S GOOD TO LAUGH from going one better than at Sandown, where he finished ahead of a couple of well-regarded types.
Abadie 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders on stands side rail, driven and outpaced over 2f out, soon lost place and behind, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 28 1/2l behind Misty Grey (9-5) at Ripon 6f stks (4) gd in May.
Alargedram (IRE) Lope De Vega colt out of Myrica.
Big Boris (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Behind, tailed off over 4f out, 10th of 11, 16l behind Tritonic (9-5) at Ffos Las 7f stks (5) gd in Aug.
Black Comedy (FR) Le Havre colt out of Vassaria.
It's Good To Laugh (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway 2f out, edged left over 1f out, went 2nd well inside final furlong, stayed on, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Kameko (9-5) at Sandown 7f mdn stks (4) gd in Jul.
John Leo's Son (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, struggling over 4f out, last of 11, dist behind Tritonic (9-5) at Ffos Las 7f stks (5) gd in Aug.
Modmin (IRE) Tamayuz colt out of Arsheef.
Mr Jack Daniels 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division, weakened halfway, eased final furlong, last of 12, dist behind Knight Shield (9-5) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Raatea Invincible Spirit colt out of Darajaat.
Given (IRE) Ivawood filly out of Annacurra.
Mira Star (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Held up, pushed along over 1f out, never near leaders, 6th of 9, 4l behind Angel Of Delight (9-0) at Newmarket 7f fll stks (4) gf in Aug.
Staycee 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 17 1/4l behind Fleeting Prince (9-5) at Windsor 6f stks (5) gf in Jul.
Vulcan (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 8 3/4l behind Positive (9-5) at Salisbury 7f mdn stks (4) gf in Jun.