dwelt, held up, headway over 6f out, pressed leaders over 4f out, weakened well over 1f out
always behind, tailed off when pulled up 2f out
in touch, headway to jolin leader over 7f out, weakened over 2f out
held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms
held up, ridden over 4f out, soon beaten, tailed off
held up, ridden over 5f out, weakened over 2f out
held up in touch, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well
started very slowly, behind, headway on outer 2f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish
dwelt, always behind
led, pressed from over 7f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra close home
keen hold, prominent, ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra final furlong
tracked leaders early, soon mid-division, ridden over 3f out, never on terms
To say that this race would be better suited to Blackpool beach would be an injustice to those Lancastrian stalwarts of the sand. Cragganmore Creek would have a chance, however The Iron Giant represents a stable in form and is taken to score. The Iron Giant looks the pick of Brendan Powell's runners on jockey bookings and whilst he is still a maiden after many starts, this beautifully bred gelding is fancied to finally get off the mark. Montgomery should have come on for his recent fourth so rates a danger, as does Ndola who should be fit from the jumps and at least knows how to win. War Feather steps up in trip which may suit, whilst Courant D'Air is returning from an age off the track so will probably need the run. A vile affair, and with eyes closed and fingers crossed we plump for The Iron Giant.
Cambo (FR) 40-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, soon struggling, 9th of 13, 22l behind Sendinpost (9-5) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Captain Marryat 25-1 (8-4) Keen early, in touch, ridden over 4f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 26l behind Josh You Are (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul.
Classic Hall (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 13l behind Danzare (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m 2f app hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Courant d'Air (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden 3f out to chase leader, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Mickmacmagoole (8-9) at W'hampton 1m 4f banded stk (7) pol in Nov '05.
Cragganmore Creek 6-1 (8-8) Prominent, effort over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 11l behind Orchard House (8-5) at Southwell 1m 6f hcap (6) fbs in Jun.
Lady Korrianda 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, every chance over 3f out, ridden and one pace final 2f, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Treetops Hotel (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f sll (6) pol in Jun.
Montgomery 25-1 (8-4) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, stayed on, 4th of 10, 9l behind Jayer Gilles (8-5) at Bath 2m 1f hcap (6) frm in Jun.
Sonoma (IRE) 15-2 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 13, 13l behind Arabian Moon (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 6f sll hcp (6) gf in Jul '05.
War Feather 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway 6f out, hung left from over 1f out and kept on, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Ganymede (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcap (6) pol in May.
Bluecrop Boy 66-1 (8-8) Dropped to mid-division halfway, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 18l behind Birkside (9-8) at Brighton 1m 2f sll (6) sft in May.
Kimpton Carer 66-1 (9-2) Always in rear, last of 13, 37l behind Dawn Sky (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 3f mdn stk (5) sft in Jul.
Roxy Singer 7-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride and towards rear, ridden along over 3f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 11, 6l behind Ellies Faith (8-6) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo sll hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Ndola 8-1 (9-5) Prominent, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 10l behind Cragganmore Creek (9-3) at Southwell 1m 4f banded stk (7) fbs in Nov.
The Iron Giant (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 11l behind Josh You Are (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul.