slowly into stride, soon chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, stayed on under pressure towards finish
tracked leader, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out
led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong
mid-division, ridden halfway, headway 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong
mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong
in rear, headway halfway, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out
always in rear
tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven and carried head slightly high inside final furlong, driven out
tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out
tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out
tracked leader, ridden 2f out, driven and stayed on towards finish
mid-division, ridden and headway entering final 2f, keeping on one pace when eased inside final furlong
mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous
in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reached leaders
always in rear
The toughest race on the card by some distance but we will tentatively side with PURE RHYTHM who is preferred to Short Cut, Kheskianto and Makaykla. Stuart Williams' filly comes here on the back of a fair third to Volito at Nottingham. She caught the eye on that run staying on well and this unexposed daughter of in-vogue sire Oasis Dream can get off the mark at the fifth time of asking. Any market support would further enhance her claims, as it would for the returning trio of Makaykla, Miss Tikitiboo and Short Cut. Iron Out is still a maiden after six starts but he has shown some good form over seven furlongs and he looks nippy enough to cope with this drop in trip. Ba Globetrotter continues to hold his form well, Abhainn was well-fancied last time and ran well in third, whilst Kheskianto needs to bounce back after a below-par seventh at Beverley, although in truth she wasn't beaten far. At a price Private Passion could run well with Martin Dwyer taking the ride, but the horse has plenty to prove at present and a safer bet looks to be Pure Rhythm and she is nominated accordingly.
Rio Cobolo (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, stayed on towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 5, ns behind Impressible (9-7) at Carlisle 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Makaykla 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 15, 12l behind Bounty Box (9-0) at Leicester 6f 2yo fll mdn aut (6) gs in Oct.
Kheskianto (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Switched right at start and held up towards rear, smooth headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 7th of 13, 4l behind Aldaado (8-13) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Iron Out (USA) 11-4 (8-12) With leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Swiss Art (9-4) at Southwell 7f 3yo sell stks (6) fbs.
Miss Tikitiboo (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and no impression over 1f out until stayed on under strong pressure and hung left inside final furlong, snatched 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Green Agenda (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Spit And Polish 4-1fav (8-12) Led, 3 lengths clear 2f out, fading approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, weakened quickly, 10th of 13, 10l behind Athaakeel (8-6) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
May Need A Spell 66-1 (9-2) Prominent, hampered over 6f out, weakened over 3f out, eased final 2f, tailed off, last of 17, well behind Bob Stock (9-4) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Pure Rhythm 4-1 (8-6) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Volito (8-11) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Join Up 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 15, 19l behind Crystallize (9-7) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Port Ronan (USA) 50-1 (8-4) With leader, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Minturno (8-9) at Redcar 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Private Passion (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Towards rear, short of room 4f out, weakened halfway, 10th of 13, 21l behind You've Been Mowed (8-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Bold Bomber 16-1 (8-4) Went right start, led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 18, 11l behind Night Knight (9-3) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in May.
Short Cut 66-1 (9-3) Soon led in centre, headed over 2f out, weakened rapidly, last of 11, 22l behind Cumana Bay (8-12) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Ba Globetrotter 7-1 (8-5) Towards rear, slightly hampered and stumbled after 1f, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Mythical Blue (8-11) at Bath 5f 3yo clm (6) fm.
Wicklewood 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, rider dropped reins just inside final furlong, kept on, 6th of 13, 5l behind Ocean Countess (8-10) at Yarmouth 7f stks 0-55 (6) gf in May.
Abhainn (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Raced centre, held up, ridden over 2f out, hung left and stayed on from over 1f out to take 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind All You Need (9-3) at Leicester 6f sell stks (6) gf.