chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 3f out, weakened over 1f out
in touch, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
held up in touch, ridden to challenge over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong
chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon ridden to challenge, kept on same pace
held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression
awkward start, always in rear, tailed off from 3f out
held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, switched left and headway over 1f out, never nearer
tracked leader, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon faded
held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong
mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance approaching final furlong, kept on well towards finish
held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra
started very slowly and reluctant, behind, tailed off final 2f
keen hold, led, headed over 3f out, soon weakened
Lytham and English Archer look the two to concentrate on in this weak handicap (no better than a seller) and the tentative nomination goes to recent winner Lytham. Whilst the selection's recent win came in a weak contest on the all-weather, this hardly looks any stronger and so he looks sure to go well. It is slightly disconcerting that he is yet to win in nine turf starts, however jockey Vince Slattery gets on well with the horse and they can team up for another victory. English Archer seemed slightly anchored down by a 3lb rise in the weights last time out having scored on good to soft at Hamilton in July, but he may be a force here as he wasn't beaten that far and wouldn't mind any rain that may fall. Alqaayid and Prince Of Medina are both inconsistent so cannot be put forward with any confidence, whilst Amnesty has winning course form so should be respected off a reasonable mark. Harcourt has been woefully out of form of late but looks dangerously well-handicapped so market support would speak volumes, however Lytham is fancied to extend his winning streak to two.
Harcourt (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, behind final 3f, last of 13, 24l behind Down The Brick (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Amnesty 11-1 (8-13) Keen in touch, outpaced over 3f out, no danger after, 5th of 10, 13l behind Raffish (9-3) at Warwick 1m 5f app hcp (6) sft in Jul.
Mighty Kitchener (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, never a factor, 8th of 13, 6l behind Majehar (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul.
Neckar Valley (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Led, headed 5f out, stayed prominent until weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Regency Red (10-9) at W'hampton 1m 4f amt stk (6) pol in Jun.
Alqaayid (9-0) Lost touch halfway behind Lava Rock (9-6) at Maisons-Laffitte 1m 2f hcp in Jul, 19 ran.
Commander Wish 66-1 (9-12) Badly hampered and unseated rider in race won by Blue Hedges (10-8) at W'hampton 1m 6f amt hcp (6) pol in Nov, 10 ran.
Prince of Medina 15-2 (8-12) Prominent, lost place well over 2f out, 11th of 13, 13l behind Sharaab (8-9) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Lynford Lady 14-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, effort over 2f out, soon faded, 10th of 12, 6l behind Samdaniya (9-11) at Folkestone 1m 2f fll hcp (6) gf.
Orphina (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, not clear run and switched right 2f out, kept on, 5th of 13, 5l behind Down The Brick (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
English Archer 7-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 6th of 14, 3l behind Miss Havisham (8-6) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Barbs Pink Diamond (USA) 14-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 1f out, kept on well, never able to challenge, 5th of 12, 3l behind Samdaniya (9-11) at Folkestone 1m 2f fll hcp (6) gf.
Royal Tender (IRE) 50-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden 3f out, no chance final 2f, 9th of 13, 12l behind Duty Free (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Hocinail (FR) 100-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, in rear, no real headway final 2f, 10th of 15, 16l behind Pretty Demanding (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Lytham (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Held up, good headway from over 3f out, chased leader over 1f out, soon led, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f Stks (41-45) (7) pol in Jul beating Slavonic Lake (8-10) by 3l, 13 ran.