tracked winner 3f, remained handy until lost place on downhill run, rallied on inside chasing leaders again over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never able to challenge
Most look pretty exposed off their current marks but QUEMONDA is still improving judged on last month’s success on the Polytrack here. An apprentice’s allowance negates a 6lb rise and another bold bid is expected. Soft ground may have been an excuse for Love Explodes’ poor effort at Haydock given she’d won at Doncaster before that while similar comments apply to Ashazuri, narrowly beaten at Salisbury before struggling in the soft at Windsor. Jack D'Or looks no nearer winning a handicap with Power Of States and Five Helmets also treading water off their current marks.
Five Helmets (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Steadied start, held up in rear, never on terms, 7th of 9, 3 1/4l behind Regal Mirage (9-6) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Aug.
Power Of States (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Raced keenly in mid-division, no real headway when switched sharply left entering final furlong, 8th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Snow Ocean (9-8) at Chester 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Apex King (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) In touch, ridden over 2f out, wide sand headway over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Tafish (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (4) pol in Aug.
Let Rip (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, not fluent 3rd, outpaced 6th, weakened after 3 out, 11th of 12, dist behind Sangha River (11-0) at Southwell 2m (4) gd in Jul.
Torochica 20-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along on outside 3f out, never threatened, 8th of 11, 12 3/4l behind Surrey Pride (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Jack D'Or 4-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden on outside over 2f out, headway 1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 8, 5 3/4l behind Awesomedude (9-9) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Love Explodes 9-2 (9-6) Held up in rear, some headway on outside over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 23 1/2l behind Potenza (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Quemonda 7-4fav (10-0) Prominent on inside, ridden over 1f out, led up the inside final furlong, quickened clear, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Aug beating Sea Of Marmoon (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Toro Dorado 10-1 (9-13) Towards rear, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 12, 5 1/2l behind Bavardages (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (4) pol in Aug.
Confils (FR) 18-1 (10-0) Bumped start, held up in mid-division, switched right and headway over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 13, 5 1/4l behind Goldie Hawk (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Ashazuri 11-2 (8-11) Reluctant loading, slowly into stride, soon pushed along chasing leaders, outpaced over 1f out, went modest 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Sandyman (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (4) sft in Aug.
Agent Of Fortune 15-2 (10-0) Held up in rear, ridden in last over 3f out, no impression from over 2f out, eased close home, 8th of 9, 19 1/4l behind Keeper's Choice (8-13) at Bath 1m hcp fll (5) gd in Sep.