mid-division, driven to chase leaders inside final 2f, weakend 1f out
chased leaders, effort 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong (hand timed)
behind, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous
mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace, weakened final furlong
soon outpaced in rear, never a threat
with leaders, hung right, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace, held inside final furlong
led narrowly, headed 3f out, lost place 2f out, soon weakened
mid-division, chased leaders 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms
with leader, led 3f out, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on in 3rd inside final furlong, no impression
slowly into stride, behind and outpaced, stayed on into mid-division over 1f out, never near leaders
behind, headway under pressure over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to chase leaders final furlong, no impression
chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
Dark Confidant boasts a decent level of form at this level and seems sure to be thereabouts again but only dead-heated with IT'S THE ICE behind Pickett's Charge over this trip at Newcastle, despite Kevin Ryan's gelding running green on debut - the latter should come out on top this time with that run under his belt. Mick Channon should find a race for Gandvik before long as he's been showing steady improvement while Le Roi Du Temps wasn't beaten far at Thirsk on his second start. He's probably more progressive than Gunman and Ripoll.
Frank Cool 8-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, always behind, 11th of 12, 18 3/4l behind Bobby Wheeler (8-11) at Salisbury 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Le Roi Du Temps (USA) 100-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, challenged over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Midnight Macchiato (9-0) at Thirsk 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Coarse Cut (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade colt out of Keladora.
Gunman 11-2 (8-11) Mid-division, driven 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, never near leaders, 7th of 12, 13 1/2l behind Bobby Wheeler (8-11) at Salisbury 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Ripoll (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Prominent, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 20l behind Sakada (9-5) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (6) pol in Jul.
Demand Respect Paco Boy gelding out of Brilliance.
It's The Ice 16-1 (9-0) Held up, ran green and headway over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, joined 2nd close home, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Pickett's Charge (8-12) at Newcastle 7f mdn stks (6) gd in Aug.
Barnsdale 16-1 (8-13) Not much room start, tracked leaders, not much room 2f out, outpaced and no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 8, 7 3/4l behind Sixties Pilgrim (8-8) at Newmarket 7f stks (5) gf in Aug.
Dark Confidant (IRE) 2-1fav (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Midnight Macchiato (9-0) at Thirsk 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Gandvik (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Chased winner, ridden and no impression over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra last 100 yards, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Dancing Star (9-0) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Pastoral Star 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt, behind, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, dist behind Vicennalia (9-0) at Newbury 7f mdn fll stks (4) gf in Jun.
Little Kipling 12-1 (8-9) Dwelt held up, ridden and hung left over 2f out, never near leaders, 6th of 9, 8 3/4l behind Sharaakah (8-9) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (5) gf in Jul.
Market Fresh 40-1 (8-8) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and well beaten over 2f out, 5th of 8, 13l behind Mistymoistymorning (8-11) at Beverley 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Bonjour Baby 25-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, no impression, 11th of 12, 9 3/4l behind Midnight Macchiato (9-0) at Thirsk 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.