held up in last pair, pushed along over 3f out, plugged on
held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, plugged on
soon tracking leading pair, one pace final 2f, no chance with leading duo
tracked leader after 1f, challenged 3f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, stayed on and always doing enough
tracked leader 1f, chased leaders in 4th, pushed along over 3f out, soon hung left, weakened over 2f out
led and set steady pace, pushed along and joined 3f out, kept narrow lead under pressure until headed just over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, always held
THE VERY MOON finished clear of the rest when runner-up over 1m2f at Doncaster. Breeding suggests she’ll improve for this extra distance and Sir Michael Stoute’s filly can open her account with Ryan Moore in the plate today. Maktabba also steps up in trip after placing at Beverley and can figure while Shining Sea looks a likely improver having finished well ahead of Sharqi at Wolverhampton on her debut. The remainder are hard to recommend on what little they have shown so far.
Giving Back 66-1 (9-12) Steadied start, held up in rear, niggled along 6f out, not clear run over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 14 1/2l behind Illumined (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f fll stks (3) pol in Jul.
Astral Girl 40-1 (8-11) Soon led, headed inside final 3f, lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened, last of 10, dist behind Kirstenbosch (9-3) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f fll stks (4) pol in Jun.
Constraint 50-1 (8-4) Towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 12, 19 1/4l behind Great Bear (9-2) at Bath 1m 4f stks (4) fm in May.
Maktabba 11-2 (8-11) Tracked leader, effort well over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 3 1/4l behind Mannaal (9-4) at Beverley 1m 2f fll stks (5) gd in May.
Sharqi (IRE) 200-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and well beaten over 2f out, 11th of 13, 24 1/2l behind Incredulous (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll stks (5) pol in Jul.
The Very Moon 8-11fav (8-12) Led, went clear 3f out, reduced lead 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, not pace of winner, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Sweet Promise (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll stks (5) gd in Jun.
Shining Sea (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Went right start, behind, green over 1f out, kept on, never nearer, 7th of 13, 7l behind Incredulous (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll stks (5) pol in Jul.