led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home
tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ran on well, readily
not much room start, mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong
tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, no impression on winner
mid-division, kept on final furlong, never on terms
hampered start, held up towards rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home
took keen hold, pressed leader, no extra inside final furlong
slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out
held up in rear, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
mid-division, effort 2f out, soon hung right, weakened inside final furlong
always in rear
Yimou completed a hat-trick of fast-ground Turf victories before finding an 8lb rise just too much for him at Yarmouth. Total Commitment has won three of his last four, two of them around here, so should make a bold bid to continue the sequence from 5lb higher though LIHOU (NAP) looks the one to beat. David Evans' charge landed a Class 3 handicap at Chester and has run well in much better handicaps than this at Ascot and Newmarket subsequently. Iconic Knight has finished runner-up in three handicaps at this level and though likely to go well could be a pound or two high in the weights. Thegreatestshowman has run in better company since completing a double at Chelmsford and is just 2lb higher.
Yimou (IRE) 5-4fav (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Tinto (9-6) at Yarmouth 6f hcp (3) gf in Sep.
Total Commitment (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Held up off the pace in 5th, good headway on inside over 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed readily clear final furlong, won at Kempton 6f hcp (4) pol in Oct beating Busby (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Sparkalot 7-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 3/4l behind Royal Birth (9-11) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (3) pol in Sep.
Thegreatestshowman 11-2 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, 3rd entering final furlong, never a threat, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Daschas (9-1) at Yarmouth 5f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Lihou 16-1 (8-2) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 4 3/4l behind Tinto (8-13) at Ascot 6f hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Revolutionise (IRE) 15-8fav (9-7) Switched sharply right after start and held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, never going pace to challenge, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Total Commitment (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Iconic Knight (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, made most until headed and not pace of winner entering final furlong, 2nd of 16, 2 1/2l behind Equitation (9-9) at Ascot 6f hcp (4) gf in Sep.
Converter (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 13 3/4l behind Molivaliente (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp (4) pol in Jul.
Camachess (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) In touch, pushed along and edged right over 2f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, 10th of 11, dist behind Suzi's Connoisseur (9-0) at Newmarket 6f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Forseti 12-1 (9-6) Pulled hard, raced wide in mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Bobby Biscuit (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Regulator (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders until ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 12 1/4l behind Sparklealot (9-2) at Catterick 7f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Oeil De Tigre (FR) 10-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 6l behind Walk On Walter (9-7) at Bath 6f hcp (3) fm in Sep.