took keen hold, prominent, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish
mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong
chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong
missed break, held up, switched left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong
ridden away from stalls, chased leaders, no extra inside final furlong
always in rear
led, headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong
missed break, towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ran on final 100 yards, never dangerous
chased leaders, effort over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on
mid-division, not clear run over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
Katherine Place scored over track and trip at the start of the month but is upped in class and raised 6lb. EDGED OUT is preferred given she looks to have finally fallen far enough down the weights to end a long losing run on the evidence of a recent narrow-margin defeat at Lingfield. Chris Mason’s mare gets the vote with Spot Lite another to consider back at this level having struggled in Class 2 company last time. The unpredictable Arnoul Of Metz has gone close off similar marks in the past and Miss Gradenko has more scope than most.
Katherine Place 7-2fav (9-3) Made all, ridden out, won at Kempton 5f hcp (7) pol in Oct beating Twilighting (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Knockout Blow 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt close up, ridden over 1f out, soon edged left and weakened, last of 8, 14 1/4l behind Toni's A Star (9-3) at Brighton 5f hcp (6) gf in Sep.
Edged Out 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on inside, ran on inside final furlong, just failed in head bobber, 3rd of 9, shd behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-1) at Lingfield 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Chocco Star (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 4 3/4l behind Lincoln Red (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f hcp (6) hvy in Jun.
Spot Lite 33-1 (8-3) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 13th of 15, 15 3/4l behind Delagate This Lord (9-10) at Bath 6f hcp (2) fm in Sep.
Arnoul Of Metz 11-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 10 1/2l behind Young Tiger (9-0) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Blackcurrent 33-1 (9-0) Prominent, driven over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 10 3/4l behind Queen Of Kalahari (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Kibaar 40-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, hanging left over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 6 3/4l behind Young Tiger (9-0) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Miss Gradenko 16-1 (9-0) Raced freely, prominent, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 5l behind Twilighting (9-0) at Kempton 6f stks (6) pol in Oct.
Catheadans Fiyah 33-1 (9-2) Not much room start and stumbled, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 8 1/4l behind Terri Rules (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.