tracked clear leader, closed 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden out
keen led, clear 6f out, reduced lead 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
dwelt in rear, wide and headway over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to winner
tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong
keen in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong
close up, ridden and weakened 2f out
keen in touch, ridden 3f out, soon weakened
Blacklister has recorded back-to-back wins at Haydock and Carlisle but had less than a lengths to spare over Tomahawk Kid in the first of those and Ian Williams' charge is now a massive 9lb better off so should turn the tables. Furiant could go well back in the right grade but is hard to catch right. Clever Bob's win came in a very modest maiden at Lingfield, however, while Wetherby scorer Simply Clever bombed out next time at Hamilton. It's about time COSMIC STORM was winning one of these and maybe the drop back to a mile will see the Doncaster second get her head in front.
Blacklister 4-1 (9-8) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp (5) gs in Jul beating Bit Of A Quirke (8-10) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Furiant 8-1 (8-9) Disputed lead until ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, last of 5, 4 3/4l behind Weekend Offender (9-7) at Redcar 1m hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Tomahawk Kid 4-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Blacklister (9-0) at Haydock 1m hcp (5) sft in Jul.
Indrapura (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) In touch in rear, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 8 1/2l behind Frozen Force (9-3) at Brighton 1m hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Cosmic Storm 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Airton (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Executive Bay 22-1 (9-3) In touch, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 14 3/4l behind Fastnet Tempest (9-3) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Jul.
Simply Clever 8-1 (8-10) Held up, mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 9 3/4l behind Planetaria (9-7) at Hamilton 1m hcp (5) gs in Jun.
Clever Bob (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on well, won at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (6) gf in Jul beating Roman Holiday (9-0) by 1/2l, 8 ran.