quickly away from wide draw, chased leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, weakened towards finish
pulled hard, raced wide in mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong
chased leaders on inside, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, weakened towards finish
chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, plugged on
led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong soon weakened
awkwardly away, raced keenly and always towards rear, never on terms
slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway on inside chasing leaders over 1f out, switched right and ran on under pressure between horses inside final furlong, went never nearer 2nd final stride
raced wide throughout, towards rear, closer on wide outside 2f out, sustained run inside final furlong, led towards finish, bit in hand
slowly away, behind, pushed along and struggling 3f out, never nearer
mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner towards finish, lost 2nd final stride
mid-division, headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, weakened
A very competitive opener in which most have a chance of sorts. Though Bobby Biscuit hasn’t raced since a beaten favourite here in January, it’s interesting that he is having a first run for Roger Varian this late in the season. Delicate Kiss has to go on the short-list as she’s been knocking on the door at Sandown lately and has won twice here. Baashiq won at Brighton last month and has also been successful on Polytrack and Tapeta. Kendergarten Kop has a terrific strike-rate here and is in good form but Juanito Chico is likely to find at least one too good again. RECONDITE remains unexposed and should be suited by the switch to this surface. She produced a career-best when second at Windsor in August and the application of blinkers could trigger further improvement.
Plunger 12-1 (8-6) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 4l behind Tukhoom (8-7) at Sandown 7f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Forseti 15-2 (9-7) In touch, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 19 3/4l behind De Vegas Kid (10-0) at Brighton 1m hcp (4) gf in Aug.
Delicate Kiss 10-3 (10-1) Held up, wide and headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Colony Queen (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp fll (5) gd in Sep.
Juanito Chico (IRE) 9-2 (9-12) Tracked winner, ridden and no impression over 1f out, one pace and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Baashiq (9-6) at Brighton 1m hcp (5) gf in Sep.
Baashiq (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Brighton 1m hcp (5) gf in Sep beating Turntable (9-4) by 2l, 7 ran.
Rollicking (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Led after 2f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 13 1/4l behind Zzoro (9-10) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Recondite (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, carried left over 1f out, soon ridden, went 2nd and ran on towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, nk behind Kingston Kurrajong (9-11) at Windsor 1m hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Bobby Biscuit (USA) 5-2fav (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Narjes (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Kendergarten Kop (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Keen in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 14, nk behind Contrast (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Sep.
Deference 16-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, last of 8, 21 1/2l behind Song of The Isles (8-12) at Salisbury 7f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Mochalov 3-1fav (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Gavi Di Gavi (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp (5) pol in Sep.