led 1f, chased leader and held inside rail until 2f out, driven to close entering final furlong, led final 110 yards, stayed on well
slowly into stride, in touch in rear, struggling over 2f out
slowly into stride, soon chasing leading pair, hung right on bend and driven 2f out, no chance when weakened to 4th final 100 yards
led after 1f and forced to race on outside of winner, over 2 lengths ahead over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, no extra and headed final 150 yards
dwelt, outpaced in rear, headway on outside over 3f out, effort on inside over 1f out, stayed on to well held 3rd final 100 yards
chased leaders on inside, weakened over 2f out
MISSILE COMMAND was backed as if defeat were out of the question at Wolverhampton so with a lighter wallet and a heavy heart, we take him to recoup those losses this afternoon. The stable are also responsible for Arowana. His dam was a prolific winner over five and six furlongs so the market must be monitored closely. Brave Battle rates 64 and it would be no surprise to see Jimmy Fortune attempting to make plenty of use of him. Frozen Over is related to winners over a variety of trips whilst Isingy Red probably needs further and with his trainer boasting a modest strike rate with his juveniles this term, the percentage call is regrettably one of opposition.
Brave Battle 11-4fav (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, staying on same pace when edged left inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind One Cool Bex (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Frozen Over Iceman colt out of Pearly River.
Isingy Red (FR) Chichicastenango colt out of Loving Smile.
Missile Command (IRE) 11-8fav (9-3) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on well under pressure, never able to challenge, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Reachtothestars (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Arowana (IRE) Kodiac filly out of Bali Royal.
Huckle Duckle (IRE) 150-1 (8-7) Broke awkwardly, always in rear, ducked right over 5f out, last of 10, well behind Mantoba (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo stks (2) gd.