tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on under pressure, no chance with winner
mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong
in touch, headway over 3f out, weakened over 2f out
slowly into stride, held up, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, led over 1f out, stayed on strongly
chased leaders, lost place over 4f out, tailed off over 3f out, eased
driven forward to lead after 1f, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, never troubled leaders
led 1f, remained prominent, lost place over 2f out, eased
held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace
in touch, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
always behind, lost touch over 7f out, soon tailed off, eased
Duration won at Newcastle when stepped up to 2m and Swordbill makes a quick reappearance having won over 1m5f at Chelmsford just three days ago. Saint Mac only found one too good over today’s trip at Southwell recently and Folies Bergeres went close over 1m6f at Wolverhampton last month but GENERAL ZOFF scored at Beverley in July and, after finishing second in a higher grade contest at Thirsk last time, Bill Muir’s charge gets another chance in this company racing off the same mark.
General Zoff 9-2 (8-10) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind The Knot Is Tied (8-11) at Thirsk 2m hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Folies Bergeres 8-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, edged right, kept on, 2nd of 7, nk behind Hot Off The Press (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Giovanni Medici 7-1 (8-13) Held up, headway over 2f out, kept on into remote 4th, 4th of 7, 23 1/2l behind Timoshenko (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 6f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Swordbill 3-1 (8-7) Mid-division, badly hampered after 1f, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Chelmsford City 1m 5f hcp (5) pol in Sep beating Refrain (9-7) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Shes Queen (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, keen, headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 8 1/4l behind The Knot Is Tied (8-11) at Thirsk 2m hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Saint Mac 7-2 (8-13) Held up, closer in mid-division after 6f, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Tynecastle Park (9-7) at Southwell 2m hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Duration (IRE) 6-4fav (9-2) Close up, tracked leader 7f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Newcastle 2m hcp (6) pol in Aug beating Dubai Frame (9-9) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Hereyouare 50-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along and some headway 3f out, ridden and switched right well over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Massini's Trap (9-3) at Chepstow 2m 2f hcp (6) gd in Aug.
Sigrid Nansen 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders on inside, 3rd and one pace over 1f out, 3rd of 12, 3 1/4l behind Howardian Hills (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Time To Perfection (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) In rear, headway on outer to track leaders 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened and hung right final furlong, 8th of 9, 7 1/4l behind Sauchiehall Street (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Snow Mobile 50-1 (8-5) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 22 1/2l behind Dora's Field (10-0) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Aug.