dwelt, behind, ridden over 2f out, never able to challenge
pressed winner, effort 2f out, soon ridden, unable to quicken over 1f out, gradually weakened inside final furlong
prominent, ridden over 1f out, driven and stayed on to dispute 2nd inside final furlong, not quite reach winner
towards rear, ridden inside final 2f, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, never nearer
chased leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on to press winner inside final furlong, always just held
slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a threat
made all, driven over 1f out, ridden and kept on under pressure final furlong, held on well, all out
mid-division, driven 2f out, ridden and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never pace to trouble leaders
Cases can be made for nearly all in a race that strains the brain but we'll go with YES YOU to land this prize for the second successive year. He's since obliged on three occasions and demonstrated his return to form when a close third here in June. He goes very well for Jamie Gormley and is a hopeful choice with the one real concern being the very quick ground. Epeius scraped home here last time but did well to do so and is only 2lb higher and Straightothepoint is down to a tempting mark. Gullane One is progressing well with racing and fellow three-year-old, Sosian, sporting a first-time visor, remains relatively unexposed.
Souls In The Wind (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Raced wide in touch, pushed along and headway 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden out, won at Hamilton 6f hcp (6) sft in Sep beating Avenue Of Stars (9-11) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Straightothepoint 9-2 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Extrasolar (9-2) at Carlisle 6f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Broken Wings (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Led until ridden and headed over 1f out, soon lost 2nd, kept on same pace in 4th, 4th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Whinmoor (8-11) at Redcar 7f hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Epeius (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Last to break, in rear, headway 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, led post, won at Hamilton 6f hcp (5) gf in Jul beating Zig Zag Zyggy (10-9) by ns, 7 ran.
Bibbidibobbidiboo (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, effort 3f out, driven over 1f out, 3rd and unable to quicken final 75 yards, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Hitman (9-5) at Thirsk 7f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Sosian 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final 2f, soon no impression, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 14 1/2l behind Exprompt (9-3) at Haydock 7f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Gullane One (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Led narrowly, ridden over 1f out, kept on when hard pressed inside final furlong, headed narrowly inside final 100 yards, just held, 2nd of 9, hd behind Roys Dream (10-0) at Carlisle 6f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Melaniemillie 20-1 (9-2) Bumped start, behind, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 11, 3 1/4l behind Burtonwood (9-3) at Thirsk 6f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Yes You (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) In touch, headway 2f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd close up, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Aleef (10-4) at Hamilton 6f hcp (5) sft in Jun.