close up, ridden 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish
in rear, pushed along 3f out, never a factor
in rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor
keen, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong
tracked leader, led over 6f out, ridden 3f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd near finish
held up, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders
keen, led, headed over 6f out, tracked leader, led again entering final furlong, ridden out
in touch, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders
Plenty of these can be given a chance but DIRECTORSHIP (NAP) was beaten only a neck at Ascot last time and this looks less competitive despite a 5lb rise. Roman De Brut has been raised 7lb after completing a double with a victory at Chepstow while Boots And Spurs went close in soft going at Thirsk recently. Mister Music finished a close-up third over 7f here in April and has a chance with an apprentice’s allowance helping his cause today.
Directorship 12-1 (8-13) Steadied start, held up in mid-division, good headway near side tracking leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, always just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Forceful Appeal (8-12) at Ascot 1m hcp (4) gf in May.
Mister Music 16-1 (9-2) Raced far side, in rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 18, 1/4l behind Gallipoli (9-9) at Leicester 7f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Peak Storm 9-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders far side, ridden over 1f out, led that side inside final furlong, edged right and stayed on to chase winner towards finish, just held, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Cincuenta Pasos (9-10) at Chepstow 7f hcp (4) sft in Sep.
Boots And Spurs 28-1 (8-11) Led 1f, prominent, led again inside final 2f, ridden and kept on gamely final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 14, shd behind Finn Class (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp (4) sft in May.
Roman De Brut (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Led stands side pair, ridden to lead overall over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Chepstow 1m hcp (5) gs in May beating Tripartite (9-1) by 3 1/4l, 12 ran.
Showboating (IRE) 3-1jfav (9-1) In rear, switched right and headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind George Cinq (9-5) at Southwell 7f hcp (3) pol in Mar.
Frank Bridge 33-1 (9-5) Held up in last trio, headway on inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 3 1/4l behind Berrahri (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp (5) pol in May.
Character Onesie (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out and outpaced, kept on from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Tommy G (8-12) at Ayr 7f hcp (4) gf in May.
Ripoll (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 6f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 4th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Shargiah (9-8) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in May.
Aldeburgh 8-1 (10-7) Behind, outpaced when ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 8, dist behind Great Fighter (11-8) at Perth 2m hcp (3) gd in Apr.