took keen hold early, in touch, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not quite pace to challenge
switched right start, held up towards rear, good headway on outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, finished well, just failed
chased clear leading pair until 2f out, weakening when not much room 1f out
held up in 6th on inside, tracked clear leading pair 2f out, closed entering final furlong, weakened towards finish
chased leader and clear of rest, pushed along 3f out, closed 2f out, led over 1f out, strongly pressed near finish, held on gamely under pressure, all out
led at strong pace, 3 lengths ahead 3f out, reduced lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
held up towards rear, good headway towards inside over 2f out, strong run over 1f out, pressed leading pair near finish, just held
chased leading trio, weakened over 1f out
raced wide, wide straight, always towards rear
never travelling in rear, virtually pulled up 3f out, tailed off
towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never able to challenge
held up towards rear, effort and driven along 2f out, plugged on same pace final furlong
always towards rear
Few are ignored in this contest with Tiradito and Cape Rock figuring prominently in calculations but the vote goes to HURRICANE HYMNBOOK who could be of interest at a price. Cape Rock was the recipient of a finely judged ride by Jim Crowley over course and distance from a low draw and will need more of the same to defy a penalty whilst Tiradito has been as frustrating as he has consistent and is definitely more of an each-way option if the price is right. Print will be hoping that a return to the scene of his course and distance success brings about a return in fortunes whilst Jake The Snake is another that runs this track particularly well and can never be left out of calculations. However, we're going to take a chance with Hurricane Hymnbook who hasn't had a huge amount of racing since making a winning debut for Brian Meehan in 2007. He was rated as high as 97 in 2008 and lines up here a stone lower having been dropped 2lbs for a perfectly respectable return to action over course and distance when beaten under 4 lengths into ninth. He was well backed that day so connections are clearly confident that they can win a race with Hurricane Hymnbook and we're singing from the same songsheet.
Cape Rock 7-1 (9-7) Very keen early, soo led, going best over 2f out, driven final furlong, stayed on and always holding on, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol beating Clockmaker (9-4) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Arachnophobia (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Soon in rear, under pressure and struggling 3f out, 10th of 11, 21l behind Flora Trevelyan (8-10) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Jake The Snake (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Broke well, soon steadied in touch, effort when not clear run over 1f out, soon lost place, 9th of 10, 5l behind Day Of The Eagle (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Hurricane Hymnbook (USA) 11-2 (9-4) Behind until some late headway, never near leaders, 9th of 12, 4l behind Primaeval (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Hurricane Spirit (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Den's Gift (8-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-90) (3) pol in May.
All The Nines (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Soon led, ridden 2f out, held on gamely, won at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in May beating Faithful One (8-12) by hd, 10 ran.
Arteus 11-4fav (9-1) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Autumn Blades (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Gold Express 15-2 (9-3) Dropped out start, always in rear, eased final furlong, last of 15, 38l behind Bab Al Salam (8-12) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Pravda Street 50-1 (8-4) Prominent, every chance over 2f out, hampered approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 5l behind Tropical Paradise (9-2) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Ilie Nastase (FR) 16-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Vainglory (8-7) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Monsieur Fillioux (USA) 14-1 (8-10) Raced far side, tracked leader, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 27l behind Guilded Warrior (9-3) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Tamasou (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) In rear, pushed along 3f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 20l behind Celtic Change (8-12) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Tiradito (USA) 5-1 (9-2) Keen in touch in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Maison Brillet (8-4) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Print (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 16l behind Kingswinford (9-4) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.