chased leaders, weakened over 3f out, eased over 1f out
tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance throughout final furlong, just failed
dwelt, held up off the pace in mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never nearer
held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never on terms
made virtually all, pressed from well over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, strongly challenged throughout closing stages, held on gamely
mid-division, weakened over 2f out
held up well off the pace in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on well, nearest finish
slowly into stride, keen towards rear, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong
A tricky opener with none stating obvious claims but I’M A STAR had a legitimate excuse at Leicester last time when struck into and gets the vote on an earlier fourth in a higher grade contest at Doncaster. Robinson Crusoe had less excuse for a poor effort at Leicester in the same race as the selection and stablemate Cheeky Rascal never figured over track and trip on his reappearance. Unbridled Spirit finished just in front of Danzay when a well beaten third at Haydock though the latter has gone close over today’s longer distance before while Marble Bar is attempting 1m2f for the first time.
I'm A Star (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, soon eased, last of 16, 33 3/4l behind Sweet Charity (9-4) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in May.
Cheeky Rascal (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Tracked leader 7f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd 2f out, chased leaders, weakened final furlong, 9th of 17, 7 3/4l behind Victory Chime (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (5) gs in May.
Robinson Crusoe (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Always in rear, 15th of 16, 17 3/4l behind Sweet Charity (9-4) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in May.
Marble Bar 11-4fav (8-13) Raced keenly, tracked leaders towards stands side, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 6, 7 1/2l behind Statuario (9-7) at Chepstow 1m hcp (4) sft in May.
Danzay (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, ran in snatches towards rear, headway on inside chasing leaders over 2f out, pushed along and chance 2f out, weakening when hampered over 1f out, 9th of 11, 7 1/4l behind Bombastic (9-8) at Haydock 1m hcp (4) gs in May.
Compulsive (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden to lead briefly 2f out, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 12 1/2l behind Moxy Mares (9-6) at Haydock 1m hcp (5) sft in Apr.
Sky Rocket 50-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 12, dist behind Gododdin (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in May.
Livingstones Quest (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 6 1/2l behind Jack Regan (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 2f stks (5) gs in May.
Unbridled Spirit 3-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders towards stands side, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no chance with front pair final furlong, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Statuario (9-7) at Chepstow 1m hcp (4) sft in May.