slowly away, in rear, headway 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, soon edged left and every chance, kept on and held towards finish
held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong
tracked leaders in 3rd, soon went 2nd, ridden and weakened over 2f out
tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out
held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out
soon led, ridden over 1f out, soon pressed, held on well towards finish
towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened
led early, tracked leader, soon tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 3f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
It's always hard to overlook the Dascombe/Kingscote combination here and although PUNKAWALLAH took plenty of driving to win on his handicap debut he left the impression that there was more to come. Indian Chief and Strummer are two that always travel through their races but are likely to flatter to deceive and Shambra for an in-form yard should be in the equation if she handles the ground. Daily Trader has yet to totally convince on turf but can't be totally written off here in a race where a few are in with a chance.
Indian Chief (IRE) 7-2 (10-2) In rear, headway over 2f out on bit, led final furlong, soon ridden, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Taxmeifyoucan (9-5) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Strummer (IRE) 13-2 (9-8) Held up, headway over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, challenged entering final furlong, edged right, led briefly towards finish, just held, 2nd of 7, nk behind Snookered (9-0) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Bishop Of Bling (IRE) 9-2 (10-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 5f out, went 2nd 4f out, kept on from over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/4l behind Grams And Ounces (9-9) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp (6) sft in Jul.
Anton Chigurh 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, led after 1f, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 17 1/2l behind Berrahri (9-7) at Epsom 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Dream Free 8-1 (8-13) Keen, tracked leader, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Paddy's Rock (8-2) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Punkawallah 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, reminder over 4f out, headway under pressure on outside over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on to lead narrowly towards finish, won at Haydock 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jul beating Kuraka (9-1) by hd, 10 ran.
Paddy's Rock (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Keen, close up, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 8 1/4l behind Quay Point (8-9) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp (6) gs in Jul.
Daily Trader 11-2 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside into modest 4th over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Aelius (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Polar Forest 3-1 (11-0) Led, headed 7f out, led again over 3f out, ridden out, won at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (6) gs in Aug beating John Caesar (10-0) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Shambra (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 5 3/4l behind Three Duchesses (9-9) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp fll (5) gf in Jul.