mid-division, pushed along 4f out, no impression over 2f out
steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never near leaders
started slowly, behind, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, not able to challenge
held up towards rear, ridden and headway from 2f out, led inside final furlong, comfortably
mid-division, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, never able to get on terms with leaders
tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out
led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong
tracked leaders, closed 3f out, led 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish
held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on
prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
tracked leaders, not much room 2f out, lost place over 1f out
tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner
COMPTON BLUE has yet to win this season but it's not from lack of trying and, after going close on the turf in his last two starts, can take advantage of this drop in class. Princess Lexi has so far proved best on the turf hence today's 12lb lower mark, but Pearl Opera scored at this track in August and is only 3lb higher today. Gazboolou has been thereabouts over shorter trips recently and can get involved, while Woolston Ferry went close at Wolverhampton on his latest start and is another to consider.
Compton Blue 12-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd post, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Nazreef (9-1) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Super Duplex 17-2 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway and edged left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 5l behind Countess Comet (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct.
Woolston Ferry (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out on outer, kept on to chase winner well inside final furlong, always held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Zafeen's Pearl (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Mountrath 25-1 (8-4) Soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 18l behind Byrony (8-10) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Isdaal 8-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 31l behind Camberley Two (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Army of Stars (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, last of 11, 20l behind Global Village (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 5-2 (9-6) Awkward start, led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Kristollini (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Princess Lexi (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Held up, always in rear, 6th of 7, 16l behind Oceanway (8-8) at Chester 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gs in Jun.
Gazboolou 15-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Know No Fear (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Escape Artist 10-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd on inside 3f out, no chance with winner final 2f, weakened to 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Yorksters Prince (9-7) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) gf in Sep.
Pearl Opera 11-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 7l behind Methayel (9-7) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct.
Having A Ball 40-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Methayel (9-3) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 19l behind Beach Babe (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.