chased leaders until half-way, soon weakened
mid-division, driven and effort on outside to chase leaders 3f out, no extra well inside final furlong
took keen hold, mid-division, struggling final 2f
soon behind, ran on inside final furlong, went 4th towards finish, unable to challenge
soon 2nd, driven over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
chased leaders, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, 3rd and held close home
mid-division, not much room soon after start, headway on stands rail over 2f out, short of room over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led towards finish
chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f
soon led, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on, headed towards finish
towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression
always towards rear
slowly away, always well behind
Concur finally got his head in front after 17 attempts when winning a maiden race at Redcar but the runner-up, Kensington Palace is less exposed, and may well reverse running. Tango Sky continues to slide down the weights and has a leading amateur on board but Insurplus has yet to encounter testing ground. Ruth Carr has sent out Hab Reeh to win this twice in recent years and WHIPPHOUND can race on soft going for the first time since winning at Catterick in October. Back on a winning mark with Emily Bullock’s allowance further helping his cause, he gets the nod.
Insurplus (IRE) 7-2jfav (9-12) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, no extra, 5th of 10, 5 1/2l behind Sea Of Green (9-3) at Ayr 6f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Tango Sky (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Dream Ally (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Silhuette (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden halfway, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Lackaday (9-7) at Catterick 5f hcp (6) sft in Jun.
Kensington Palace (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Outpaced in rear, good headway near side rail over 1f out, switched right and ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd last strides, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Concur (10-3) at Redcar 6f mdn hcp (6) gd in May.
Gaelic Wizard (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Behind, headway over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 9th of 13, 9 1/4l behind Dream Ally (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Whipphound 7-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 5 1/4l behind Polly Douglas (8-12) at Ayr 6f hcp (6) gd in May.
Concur (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) In touch, pushed along halfway, headway near side of group over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Redcar 6f mdn hcp (6) gd in May beating Kensington Palace (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Bahamian Sunshine 8-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 13 1/2l behind Polly Douglas (8-12) at Ayr 6f hcp (6) gd in May.
Minty Jones 50-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, mid-division, weakened halfway, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Jacob's Pillow (9-12) at Beverley 5f hcp (6) gf in May.
New Decade 12-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway approaching final furlong, nearest finish, 7th of 13, 5 1/4l behind Rioja Day (9-6) at Ayr 7f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Jacksonfire 33-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 12, 15 3/4l behind Concur (10-3) at Redcar 6f mdn hcp (6) gd in May.
Sunrise Dance 66-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, always trailing, last of 8, 9 1/4l behind Horsforth (10-0) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Yair Hill (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/4l behind Fire Diamond (9-3) at Newcastle 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.