close up, lost place 6f out, towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, ridden and ran on, just failed
in touch, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, driven and stayed on towards finish
keen, tracked leader 2f, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong
awkwardly away, always in rear, weakened 2f out
raced wide, headway to track leader after 2f, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, edged right inside final furlong, drive out
close up, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, driven and ran on close home
led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, faded inside final furlong
tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, driven and stayed on to go 3rd near finish
held up, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor
keen, steadied back towards rear after 2f, effort on wide outside over 2f out, weakened final furlong
Rubis probably didn't stay the longer trip last time at Chelmsford and is better judged on earlier placed efforts. He's 0-15 but has shown enough to get involved in a race like this. Percy Verence ran a much better race at Wolverhampton earlier this month and is fairly unexposed. Hold Firm will have needed his comeback at Chelmsford and could be worth another try over this longer trip but old UNDERSTORY can notch a fourth course and distance success as he can't get much lower in the weights. He was beaten less than a length here in June and is another who will have benefited from a recent spin around Chelmsford.
Shining Romeo 16-1 (11-7) Chasing leaders when clipped heels and unseated rider soon after start, at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in Oct.
Jersey Bull (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 5 1/4l behind Halling's Wish (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Hold Firm 16-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 11th of 16, 9 1/2l behind Little Choosey (9-2) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Zorlu (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Awkwardly away, always behind, 8th of 10, 32 1/4l behind Archery Peak (9-8) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Oct.
Rubis 7-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, outpaced on outer entering straight, soon ridden, kept on final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 7, 5 1/4l behind Regal Gait (9-2) at Chelmsford City 1m 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Percy Verence 33-1 (9-2) Towards rear, pushed along 6f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 5th of 13, 4l behind Protest (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Understory (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Led, headed over 8f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 22 1/2l behind Estrella Eria (9-0) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Sunshineandbubbles 16-1 (8-11) Dwelt, held up mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 9th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Halling's Wish (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Foylesideview (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, 13th of 16, 13 1/2l behind Little Choosey (9-2) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Josh Perry 9-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Pensax Lady (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.