tracked leader, led narrowly 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on to assert inside final furlong
led, narrowly headed 2f out, chased winner, ridden over 1f out, readily held inside final furlong
always last, pushed along halfway, outpaced and struggling over 2f out, never a factor
Raid was due to race at Salisbury yesterday and fellow three-year-old Fighting Irish is proving best over 6f. Salateen won a conditions race at Haydock in July but has a bit to find on these terms with TABARRAK. A multiple winner at Listed level, the latter will be sharper for last month’s outing behind Expert Eye in the Group 3 Sky Bet City Of York on the Knavesmire and gets the vote with Rossa Ryan’s allowance further helping his cause.
Tabarrak (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Held up and behind, headway on inside over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/4l behind Expert Eye (9-1) at York 7f Grp 3 stks (1) gf in Aug.
Salateen 5-2 (9-5) Led until over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Mjjack (9-5) at Haydock 7f stks (3) gs in Sep.
Fighting Irish (IRE) (8-12) 10th of 11, 12 1/2l behind Tantheem (8-9) at Deauville 6f Grp 3 gd in Aug.
Raid (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) In 4th place 4f out, in last pair and beaten inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 15 1/2l behind Anna Nerium (8-9) at Goodwood 7f Grp 3 stks (1) sft in Aug.