mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway and hung right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home
prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong
went left start, chased leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong
steadied start, pulled hard in rear, not much room over 4f out, hanging right over 2f out, headway 1f out, never on terms
half reared start and missed break, switched right and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
steadied start, took keen hold, always towards rear
hampered start, held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, ran on final 100 yards, went 2nd post
held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon clear
slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, no extra final 100 yards
led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra
chased leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened
Urban Highway didn't show much in two starts here earlier this year but has improved on Turf this summer and got off the mark at Brighton so looks certain to go well. Desert Fox has won four times in his career, all at Chelmsford, while Royal Dynasty looked a likely future winner when second at Ffos Las but ran poorly on his next start at Southwell. GLOBAL HOPE has been in good form on Turf this summer, scoring at Yarmouth twice. He takes a drop in class from his latest run at Ayr and can concede weight all round. Turn To Rock has had six of his seven starts here and come close to winning on a couple of occasions so he's taken as the most likely main threat.
Global Hope (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Raced far side, behind, ridden and some headway inside final 2f, never reached leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 19th of 24, 6 3/4l behind Music Society (9-8) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Black Isle Boy (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Close up, ridden over 1f out, weakening when short of room inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 8 1/4l behind Fantastic Flyer (9-7) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (5) pol in Sep.
Doubly Beautiful (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leader until halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 17 1/2l behind True Belief (9-5) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Diamonique 9-1 (9-8) Behind, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 8 3/4l behind Fairy Stories (9-6) at Hamilton 5f hcp (5) sft in Sep.
Royal Dynasty 3-1 (9-0) Pressed leader, every chance when hung badly right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 4 1/4l behind Astronaut (9-5) at Sandown 5f mdn stks (5) gs in Sep.
Desert Fox 11-4fav (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway when not much room over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, stayed on, went 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 3 1/4l behind Kingsley Klarion (8-8) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
First Link (USA) 12-1 (9-11) Half-reared and started slowly, held up in rear, short-lived effort on inside 3f out, 12th of 14, 12l behind Mabo (8-13) at Ffos Las 7f hcp (6) gd in Sep.
Urban Highway (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 1 out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Brighton 5f hcp (6) gf in Sep beating Thegreyvtrain (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Turn To Rock (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Mid-division on inside, effort over 2f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Little Palaver (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Mid Atlantic Storm (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 3/4l behind Highfaluting (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Hey Ho Let's Go 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 11 1/2l behind Smokey Lane (9-11) at Leicester 6f hcp (5) hvy in Oct.
Aquarius (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 9 1/4l behind Queen Of Kalahari (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.