tracked winner ridden 2f out, kept on same pace
made all, ridden over 1f out, driven and ran on gamely
took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong
raced alone stand side, prominent with centre group 3f out, soon ridden, weakened 2f out, soon eased
tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, ran on, not pace to challenge
HOME OF THE BRAVE (NAP) made a winning reapperance in this race last year. He went on to land a Group 3 at Haydock where he beat So Beloved and Hugo Palmer’s charge can confirm running in this. The latter also finished behind Tasleet at Newmarket in November when both were well beaten but the Haggas colt had won the Greenham at Chelmsford earlier in the year and could go well on his return. Donjuan Triumphant was not at his best at the All-Weather Championships when a long way behind runner-up Nimr and the latter can figure with a similar effort.
Donjuan Triumphant (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Keen towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 12, 9 3/4l behind Sovereign Debt (9-5) at Lingfield 1m stks (2) pol in Apr.
Home Of The Brave (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Stalked btwn,weakened, 11th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Obviously (9-0) at Santa Anita 6f gd in Nov.
Nimr 14-1 (9-5) Raced wide in touch, headway entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, nk behind Sovereign Debt (9-5) at Lingfield 1m stks (2) pol in Apr.
So Beloved 20-1 (9-3) Slowly away, raced centre in rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 10th of 12, 11 1/4l behind Aclaim (9-1) at Newmarket 7f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Oct.
Tasleet 12-1 (9-1) Raced stands side, held up, pushed along over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 12, 6l behind Aclaim (9-1) at Newmarket 7f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Oct.