behind, ridden over 2f out, switched outside and stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer
behind, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer
made all, shaken up 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon hard pressed, stayed on well final furlong
mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong
tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, never able to challenge
held up in rear, ridden inside final 2f, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never threatened leaders
towards rear of mid-division, ridden over 1f out, never pace to get involved
tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, soon every chance, kept on, always just held
with winner, ridden and lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
raced keenly in mid-division, edged left after 1f, soon tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong
tracked leaders, driven to chase winner over 2f out to over 1f out, soon ridden, not pace of front pair inside final furlong
keen early, mid-division, carried left after 1f, outpaced 3f out, no impression until switched outside and stayed on into 4th well inside final furlong, never nearer
Capofaro continues to defy the handicapper and is raised a further 4lb after scoring at Wolverhampton. But third-placed Kingdom Of Dubai re-opposes on more favourable terms and it would be no surprise to see the latter turn the tables. Padura Brave’s winning run came to an end here in November though she’s not out of this and Reasoned may also figure on his handicap bow. But Charlie Fellowes sent out a handicap debutant to win last year’s renewal and CIRCLE OF STARS may well prove good enough stepping up in trip today after finishing behind higher-rated horses than these in novice company at Wetherby last time.
Dancing Jo 7-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 12, 8 1/4l behind Mandocello (9-3) at Windsor 1m hcp (5) gd in May.
Diviner (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 12 1/2l behind Conundrum (9-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Capofaro 7-2 (9-8) Slightly hampered start, headway on outside tracking leader over 6f out, challenged 2f out, led and hung right inside final furlong, soon straightened and stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in May beating In The Cove (9-7) by nk, 9 ran.
London Pride 50-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 7 3/4l behind Jahbath (9-2) at Kempton 1m stks (5) pol in Oct.
Padura Brave 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out, outpaced by front pair final 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Eden Gardens (9-7) at Kempton 1m (5) pol in Nov.
Rakastava (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Towards rear, outpaced over 1f out, 7th of 15, 9 3/4l behind Pour Me A Drink (9-7) at Haydock 1m hcp (5) sft in Apr.
Circle Of Stars (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 5 1/2l behind Irreverent (9-1) at Wetherby 7f stks (5) gd in Apr.
Kingdom Of Dubai (FR) 3-1fav (9-7) Held up in rear, headway and wide on home turn, ridden chasing leaders and hung left over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Capofaro (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in May.
Sephton 50-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, not much room over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 23 1/2l behind Shoot For Gold (9-2) at Windsor 1m stks (5) sft in Oct.
San Diaco (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Went right start, chased leaders, weakened well over 2f out, 11th of 13, dist behind Fox Chairman (9-5) at Newbury 1m mdn stks (4) gs in Apr.
Reasoned (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Keen, tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Obee Jo (9-2) at Thirsk 6f mdn stks (6) gd in Apr.
Trelinney (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Behind, ridden and some headway on inside over 1f out, kept on same pace, never a threat, 10th of 14, 6 1/4l behind Padura Brave (9-6) at Kempton 1m (6) pol in Oct.
Francisco Bay 25-1 (9-5) In touch on outside, ridden and lost place over 2f out, soon behind, last of 10, 11 1/4l behind Eden Gardens (9-7) at Kempton 1m (5) pol in Nov.
Shifting Gold (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Went left start, mid-division, ridden over 3f out, beaten well over 1f out, 6th of 9, 9 1/2l behind Lady Reset (9-4) at Chepstow 1m hcp (5) gd in May.