led or disputed, pushed along and headed under 2f out, ridden and dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, kept on
led or disputed, led under 2f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, strongly pressed close home, held on
slowly into stride, outpaced and reminder early, ridden and no impression halfway, never a factor
held up rear mid-division, 8th halfway, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, no extra
tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace
dwelt, held up towards rear on outer, 9th halfway, ridden in 7th over 1f out, kept on steadily inside final furlong, never nearer
held up mid-division, 7th halfway, pushed along and no impression from 2f out, no extra
dwelt, ran freely, tracked leaders, travelling well in 4th halfway, pushed along from 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace inside final furlong
tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd inside final furlong, closed on winner under pressure final strides, held
held up mid-division, pushed along in 6th halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace
Jamie Osborne makes his annual pilgrimage to the seaside for owners Melbourne Racing, starting with Faraasah and The Right Choice here. A winner at Lingfield in November, the former hasn't run since a poor effort at Wolverhampton the following month and, like all of his rivals, has never run on the beach. The Right Choice won twice at Southwell for Richard Fahey so could be more at home on this surface. Johnny Murtagh has his horses in outstanding form and SHORE STEP, seven times a winner on Turf, is looking well handicapped these days so gets the nod. Sevenleft is another looking on a fair mark as his last victory was from 20lb higher, though that was back in 2016. Aleef has won twice this season and has been running in slightly better company so is expected to go well under a big weight.
Aleef (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Edged right from stalls, mid-division, pushed along under 2f out and rear of mid-division on outer 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Abstraction (8-11) at Down Royal 5f hcp gd in Jul.
Plough Boy (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Prominent, raced near side, pushed along from 2f out, lost position and no impression when slightly impeded inside final furlong, no extra after, last of 12, 7 1/4l behind Cityman (8-10) at Navan 5f hcp gf in Sep.
Room To Roam (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Soon raced in 9th, mistake 7th, reminder from 4 out, one pace from before next, 9th of 11, 31 1/2l behind Bay Hill (11-4) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp gd in Aug.
Sevenleft (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along in mid-division when hampered and lost place under 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 15th of 23, 6 1/4l behind Blairmayne (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp Good - Yielding in Aug.
It's All A Joke (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division, progress 1 1/2f out, ridden and kept on under 1f out without threatening, 8th of 18, 2 1/4l behind Mister Trader (8-8) at Cork 5f hcp gd in Sep.
Nigg Bay (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Very unruly in stalls, in touch, weakened and eased over 1f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, 30 1/4l behind Sweet Pursuit (9-5) at Bath 6f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Faraasah (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders on outside, lost place over 2f out, 11th of 12, 16 1/4l behind Laubali (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (5) pol in Dec.
Dapper Power (IRE) 3-1fav (8-7) Mid-division, pushed along over 1f out and short of room briefly early final furlong, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Abstraction (8-11) at Down Royal 5f hcp gd in Jul.
Shore Step (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened final furlong, 16th of 29, 10 1/4l behind Fridtjof Nansen (9-5) at Curragh 6f hcp Yielding in Aug.
The Right Choice (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 11, 20 1/4l behind Magical Ride (9-11) at Lingfield 7f hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Highly Approved (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Soon tracked leaders in main group near side, pushed along 2f out, one pace 1f out, 10th of 15, 5 1/2l behind Peshkova (8-7) at Cork 7f hcp fll gd in Aug.
Little Clarinet (IRE) 11-2 (9-8) Soon raced in 7th, 6th 3f out, one pace from over 1f out, 11th of 18, 9l behind Miss Jabeam (9-3) at Curragh 6f hcp gf in Jul.
Scream (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Raced far side group, in touch, switched left over 2f out, soon one pace, 18th of 24, 10 1/2l behind Noirvento (9-3) at Cork 6f hcp gd in Aug.