tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened
led, ridden and headed final furlong, weakened inside final furlong
tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong
mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish
slowly away, in rear, headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra
prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on and held close home
towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous
tracked leader, ridden to lead final furlong, kept on and held on close home
Don't Blame Me won off a similar mark here last year and Picture Dealer scored off a higher mark at Yarmouth in May. Red Invader has won twice over 5f at Lingfield this year and Inlawed was successful over track and trip in August but was beaten over 7f here last time. Harlequin Storm has the most recent winning form with a victory at Chelmsford last month but has been raised 6lb and another chance goes to DESERT GREY (NAP). The latter was narrowly beaten off today’s mark at Lingfield last week and Roger Charlton’s charge should make another bold bid on that form.
Bridge Builder 33-1 (9-4) Outpaced, tailed off, last of 11, 32 1/4l behind Kowaiyess (9-5) at Epsom 6f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Don't Blame Me 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 8 3/4l behind Higher Court (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Harlequin Storm (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Led, headed over 4f out, led over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on, won at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep beating Bahamian Paradise (9-1) by 2l, 11 ran.
Big Lachie 50-1 (9-3) Behind, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 9th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Higher Court (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Picture Dealer 33-1 (9-1) In rear, wide on last bend, no impression, 10th of 11, 9 1/4l behind Red Trooper (8-7) at Kempton 6f stks (5) pol in Sep.
Whitecrest 20-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway on inside 2f out, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out, gradually weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Love Oasis (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp fll (5) pol in Oct.
Red Invader (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Dwelt raced wide in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 7l behind You're Cool (9-8) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (5) pol in Sep.
Artscape 8-1 (9-2) With leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, soon eased, last of 9, 20 1/4l behind Operative (9-6) at Sandown 5f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Trotter 40-1 (9-1) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, wide on home turn, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 6 1/4l behind Miracle Garden (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (5) pol in Sep.
Desert Grey (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Pressed leader, challenged 2f out, ridden and upsides throughout final furlong, hung right and led 50 yards out, headed last strides, 2nd of 8, hd behind Red Alert (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Inlawed 6-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and hung left 2f out, headway chasing leaders over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on into 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Tuscany (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Treacherous 7-4fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on wide outside over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Tuscany (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.