tracked leader, weakened over 2f out
held up, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon challenged, headed post
steadied in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on to lead post
held up, headway over 1f out, never on terms
chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
steadied in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, kept on well
led until over 1f out, weakened final furlong
slowly into stride, held up, never dangerous
tracked leader, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
in touch, effort over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, headed closing stages, kept on same pace
Von Blucher was engaged at Musselburgh yesterday but if coming here would have to be considered on his second in a Redcar Listed race last time. Via Via won a Newmarket handicap a year ago and reappeared to complete a double at Newcastle so the lack of a recent run shouldn't pose too much of a problem. London was well suited by heavy ground at Epsom and gained a comfortable victory so any further rain would aid his cause but RENE MATHIS was unsuited by heavy conditions at Haydock having beaten Custom Cut on very fast going off levels at Thirsk and looks well in on that form. War Glory has been running well enough without quite getting there while it's almost a year since Emmaus made a successful debut here before a very fair run in a Listed race in France. John Gosden doesn't have many at the bottom of a handicap so Yarmouth winner Hyde Park is one to note.
Custom Cut (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Led briefly, chased leader until pushed along over 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 12l behind Beat The Bank (9-0) at Newmarket 1m Grp 2 stks (1) gs in Sep.
Sir Dancealot (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 3 1/4l behind Aclaim (9-4) at Doncaster 7f Grp 2 stks (1) gs in Sep.
Emmaus (IRE) (8-13) 4th of 8, 4 1/4l behind Al Wukair (8-13) at Deauville 1m lst stks gd in Oct.
Rene Mathis (GER) 33-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 17, dist behind Donjuan Triumphant (9-10) at Haydock 6f hcp (2) hvy in Sep.
War Glory (IRE) 3-1 (9-9) Tracked leader 2f, close up, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 4l behind Graphite Storm (9-1) at Leicester 7f hcp (3) gs in Sep.
Via Via (IRE) 11-10fav (9-7) In touch, headway to track leader over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, driven to lead towards finish, gamely, won at Newcastle 7f hcp (4) pol in Mar beating War Department (9-10) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Captain Colby (USA) 16-1 (8-9) Towards rear centre, merged with stand side 3f out, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 22, 5 1/2l behind Spring Loaded (8-9) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Georgian Bay (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Raced wide mid-division, weakened 2f out, 11th of 16, 5 1/4l behind Brilliant Vanguard (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol in Sep.
London (FR) 10-3fav (9-7) Chased clear leader, closed and switched left over 2f out, led well over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on well, eased close home, won at Epsom 7f hcp (4) hvy in Oct beating King Of Swing (9-0) by 3 1/4l, 9 ran.
Hyde Park 7-1 (9-7) Raced far side, chased leaders, disputing lead in group over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 7th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Makzeem (9-9) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Von Blucher (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, hung left from 2f out, kept on into 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Jallota (9-0) at Redcar 7f lst stks (1) gs in Oct.