held up towards rear, ridden and struggling over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out
held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, soon hung left
tracked leader, led over 1f out, soon clear, easily
broke sharply and led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no impression on winner and lost 2nd inside final furlong
not much room start, behind, struggling over 4f out
held up towards rear, switched left and headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace
held up in touch, pushed along and effort over 2f out, soon beaten, weakened over 1f out
held up in mid-division on inside, ridden 3f out, effort 2f out, stayed on same pace in 4th from over 1f out
tracked leaders on inside, ridden over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner
Fareeq has been raised a further 4lb for finishing second at Goodwood in October. But he’s having his first start since and MJJACK is preferred. The latter won in testing ground at Doncaster three weeks ago with Lady In Question back in fifth and should go close again. Letmestopyouthere drops in class and may finish closer as a consequence while Epsom maiden winner Maldonado returns to action with a 7lb claimer helping his cause having joined Mick Easterby. Sir Reginald Brown made a winning start and this is an easier task than his handicap debut at York last month.
Letmestopyouthere (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Towards rear and pushed along, ridden over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 10, 7 1/2l behind Mutawatheb (9-3) at Chester 1m hcp (2) gd in May.
Maldonado (FR) 9-4fav (9-7) Tracked leader, led approaching 3f out, headed 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 6th of 7, 7 1/4l behind Star Of The East (8-13) at Ripon 1m (4) gd in Sep.
Mjjack (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, held on well, won at Doncaster 7f hcp (4) hvy in May beating Musawaat (9-7) by hd, 9 ran.
Arc Royal 11-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 4 3/4l behind Silent Echo (9-2) at Haydock 7f hcp (3) fm in May.
Warrior's Spirit (IRE) 5-2jfav (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 8 3/4l behind Fire Brigade (8-9) at Newmarket 1m hcp (4) sft in May.
Fareeq 8-1 (8-12) Dwelt in rear, switched wide over 2f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Colonel Frank (9-1) at Goodwood 7f (4) gd in Oct.
Jumping Around (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Rose Berry (8-10) at Thirsk 5f hcp fll (4) gf in May.
Lady In Question (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 3/4l behind Mjjack (9-1) at Doncaster 7f hcp (4) hvy in May.
Sir Reginald Brown 5-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, hung left and beaten over 1f out, 7th of 14, 6 1/2l behind Battered (8-13) at York 7f hcp (3) sft in May.