prominent, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon beaten, lost 2nd last stride
tracked leader until 7f out, ridden 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out
tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, eased towards finish
slowly into stride, held up in last pair, ridden over 3f out, no impression
led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened
tracked leaders on inside, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, weakened inside final furlong
held up in last pair, headway on outside 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, stayed on same pace, went 2nd last stride, no chance with winner
The two clear on official ratings have something to prove now. LAAHEB has struggled to match last year's form so far this season, but is taken to get back on track here as he won a Group 3 race over C&D last September. Prince Bishop bettered that form with a Group 2 victory for Andre Fabre last October, though he's shown nothing in his last couple of starts for Saeed Bin Suroor. The remainder are up against it at the weights but Godolphin's other runner Parlour Games could prove the best of those ahead of stayer Woolfall Treasure and Spensley, who won a handicap at this track last time.
Laaheb 5-1 (9-2) Prominent, every chance 3f out, weakened 2f out, eased, 7th of 8, well behind Crystal Capella (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul.
Precision Break (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leading pair, pushed along 5f out, lost 3rd over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Times Up (9-6) at Newmarket 2m Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Sep.
Prince Bishop (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Held up in touch, headway over 4f out, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 28l behind Debussy (9-1) at Chester 1m 4f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Sep.
Spensley (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway on outside 3f out, wanted to hang right over 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to lead narrowly final 50 yards, held on, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep beating Art History (8-8) by nk, 10 ran.
Woolfall Treasure 20-1 (10-0) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Bowdler's Magic (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Crocus Rose 66-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, pushed along over 6f out, weakened over 4f out, last of 5, 31l behind Motrice (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Aug.
Parlour Games 13-2 (9-3) Towards rear, headway on outer 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 7th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Barbican (9-7) at Ascot 1m 4f Handicap (Heritage) (3yo) (2) gd in Sep.