tracked rival pair, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on, clear final 100 yards, readily
soon led, driven 2f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, not pace of winner final 100 yards
led early, tracked leader, challenged 2f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, no chance with rival pair when eased inside final furlong
JUNGLE CAT has been in good form all year, and although he has four seconds to his name in 2017 all were at a much higher level so this looks like a good opportunity against rivals with questions to answer. Crazy Horse has some good three-year-old form to his name, but disappointed on his reappearance and has since been gelded. Kool Kompany can be competitive at this level on his day and has each-way prospects, although isn’t one to rely on, while Ibn Malik didn’t show much on his return to action in the Criterion Stakes. That Is The Spirit hasn’t built on his Chelmsford win and Start Time has a long absence to overcome.
Jungle Cat (IRE) 11-10fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, 2nd over 3f out, ridden 2f out, led 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Viscount Barfield (9-2) at Chester 7f lst stks (1) gd in Jul.
Ibn Malik (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Raced centre overall leader until headed 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 5 1/2l behind Home Of The Brave (9-3) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 stks (1) gs in Jul.
That Is The Spirit 7-2 (10-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, no extra towards finish, 5th of 8, 3l behind War Department (9-4) at Newcastle 7f hcp (2) pol in Jun.
Kool Kompany (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Mid-division, keen early, ridden 3f out, never threatened, 6th of 10, 6 3/4l behind Viscount Barfield (9-2) at Chester 7f lst stks (1) gd in Jul.
Crazy Horse 3-1fav (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 8 3/4l behind Kool Kompany (9-0) at Doncaster 1m lst stks (1) gs in Apr.
Start Time (IRE) (9-0) 8th of 14, 11 1/4l behind Comicas (9-0) at Meydan 7f stks gd in Feb.
Lavetta 14-1 (9-12) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 4 3/4l behind Two For Two (10-0) at Ayr 1m hcp (3) gs in Jul.