slowly into stride, held up in rear, progress over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong
held up and behind, pushed along and headway 3f out, soon ridden, one pace final furlong
always close up, went 2nd over 6f out, pushed along and every chance when went left just over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace inside final furlong
led over 2f, chased leader until over 5f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out
prominent, led over 11f out, bumped slightly just over 2f out, soon pushed along and headed, ridden over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong
always handily placed, pushed along to lead 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, stayed on well
slowly into stride, soon held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong
Tavus steps up in trip again after getting off the mark at Newbury but his stamina will have to be taken on trust. By Dubawi out of a Galileo mare that won over 1m6f, PERSEPONE (NAP) is very interesting having had just the three runs. She starts off in handicaps off a mark of 65, which is potentially lenient. Victoriano is more exposed but rarely runs a bad race and has already proved he stays this far and further. Of the older horses, Nabhan looks the pick of his stable’s three runners at the top of the handicap and is also preferred to Panatos.
Nabhan 8-1 (10-0) Held up in last pair, switched left and headway 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/4l behind Gas Monkey (10-6) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp (4) sft in Aug.
Marengo 18-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway on inside 4f out, soon pushed along, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3 3/4l behind Ascot Day (9-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Victoriano (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Prominent, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 4l behind Cambric (9-6) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Panatos (FR) 5-2 (8-10) Pressed leader, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/4l behind Miss Latin (9-7) at Bath 1m 5f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Arthur Pendragon (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Tracked winner, under pressure over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 29 1/4l behind Wanaasah (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn hcp (5) pol in Aug.
Tavus (IRE) 11-8fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, headway 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Newbury 1m 4f hcp (5) gd in Aug beating Ned Pepper (9-4) by 1l, 9 ran.
Persepone 8-1 (8-11) In touch in rear, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 26l behind Away He Goes (9-8) at Newmarket 1m 4f stks (3) gf in Jul.
Borak (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Dwelt, soon switched left to inside, held up, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 8, 3/4l behind Road To Paris (8-12) at Bath 1m 6f hcp (5) gd in Aug.