made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on gamely, driven out
slowly away, never travelled in rear, soon lost touch and pulled up
slowly into stride, held up and behind, pushed along and struggling over 3f out, never involved
held up off the pace in mid-division, pushed along and struggling 3f out, soon ridden and beaten
held up towards rear, headway inside final mile, went 3rd 6f out, ridden and struggling 2f out, weakened over 1f out
tracking leaders when badly hampered on rail after 2f, lost place, towards rear and never able to get back on terms, behind and eased over 2f out, tailed off
tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on but always held
held up off the pace in mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, soon ridden and not quicken, plugged on in modest 6th final furlong
tracking leaders when hampered and snatched up after 2f, stayed in touch, pushed along and struggling 4f out, soon beaten
tracked leaders, ridden inside final 2f, stayed on into 2nd inside final 150 yards and closed on 2nd but not reach winner
held up towards rear, pushed along and struggling 4f out, some late moderate headway, never involved
held up in last trio, pushed along and struggling 4f out, never a factor
in touch in 5th, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 4th final strides
mostly tracked winner, ridden and every chance over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final 150 yards, 4th and held when hampered and snatched up 100 yards out, lost 4th final strides
BIG ORANGE beat Quest For More in last year’s renewal with Pallasator fourth and Sheikhzayedroad and Oriental Fox further behind. Michael Bell’s charge looked as good as ever when dropped back to 1m4f and beating The Great Gatsby in a Group 2 at Newmarket last time and another bold bid seems assured. Quest For More should have done better at York last time though he ran well at the same track before that while Curbyourenthusiasm posted his best effort so far on his seasonal debut behind Clever Cookie in the Yorkshire Cup when ahead of Glaring and looks to have been aimed at this. Queen’s Vase winner Sword Fighter beat older horses to land the Group 2 Curragh Cup last time, though this is much tougher. High-class hurdler Commissioned won the Queen Alexandra at Ascot last month with subsequent Listed winner Sandro Botticelli behind and is preferred to fellow top-notch hurdler and Ormonde Stakes runner-up Wicklow Brave.
Big Orange 8-1 (9-2) Made all, hard driven when 3 lengths clear over 1f out, ran on well, unchallenged, won at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Jul beating The Grey Gatsby (9-2) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Commissioned (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) In touch, headway chasing leaders going well over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, driven out, won at Ascot 2m 6f stks (2) gs in Jun beating Cayirli (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 18 ran.
Curbyourenthusiasm (IRE) 15-2 (9-1) Slowly away, in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Clever Cookie (9-1) at York 1m 6f Grp 2 (1) gf in May.
Glaring 10-1 (9-1) Led, pushed along over 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 5, 14 3/4l behind Clever Cookie (9-1) at York 1m 6f Grp 2 (1) gf in May.
Kinema (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up, towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, chased leader inside final furlong, ran on to lead when edged right final 50 yards, held on, won at Ascot 1m 4f hcp stks (2) gs in Jun beating Elite Army (9-10) by 1 1/4l, 19 ran.
Oriental Fox (GER) 4-1jfav (9-0) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, edged right and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Sandro Botticelli (9-0) at Sandown 2m lst stks (1) sft in Jul.
Pallasator 4-1jfav (9-5) Went to post early, held up in last trio, smooth headway when not clear run and switched sharply right to inside 2f out, soon chasing leaders and edged right, not clear run over 1f out, stayed on in closing stages, 4th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Sandro Botticelli (9-0) at Sandown 2m lst stks (1) sft in Jul.
Quest For More (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Held up in touch in mid-division on outside, headway over 5f out, ridden and edged left 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Pamona (9-1) at York 1m 6f lst stks (1) gd in Jul.
Sandro Botticelli (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd and edged right inside final 2f, lost 2nd approaching final furlong until inside final furlong, stayed on under strong pressure to lead final 50 yards, all out, won at Sandown 2m lst stks (1) sft in Jul beating She Is No Lady (8-9) by shd, 14 ran.
Sheikhzayedroad 40-1 (9-2) Steadied start, took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on outside 2f out, chasing leaders and hung right over 1f out, went 3rd inside final 150 yards, no real threat, 3rd of 17, 5 1/4l behind Order Of St George (9-0) at Ascot 2m 4f Grp 1 (1) sft in Jun.
Suegioo (FR) 15-2 (9-6) Mid-division, outpaced 4f out, well beaten over 2f out, 7th of 10, 6 1/4l behind Pamona (9-1) at York 1m 6f lst stks (1) gd in Jul.
The Twisler 100-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, chased clear leader, closed 7f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 2f out, soon weakned and eased, 16th of 17, dist behind Order Of St George (9-0) at Ascot 2m 4f Grp 1 (1) sft in Jun.
Wicklow Brave 16-1 (9-1) Slowly away, in rear, went moderate 6th in closing stages, 6th of 9, 13 3/4l behind Dartmouth (9-1) at Ascot 1m 4f Grp 2 stks (1) gs in Jun.
Sword Fighter (IRE) 11-4 (8-10) Made all, ridden 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 2 gd in Jun beating Landofhopeandglory (8-10) by 2l, 4 ran.
Astronereus (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up, towards rear, headway edging right when not clear run inside final 2f, hung right and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Sandro Botticelli (9-0) at Sandown 2m lst stks (1) sft in Jul.