held up in last trio and pushed along at times, weakened 3f out
steadied start, held up last, plugged on in modest 4th over 2f out
tracked leading pair on inside, went 2nd on inside 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach winner
tracked leader, tracked winner 5f out until pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out
keen, held up in 5th on inside, headway into 2nd going well 3f out until 2f out, plugged on in 3rd
tracked leaders on outside, quick move to lead over 5f out, kicked on 2f out, in no danger after, stayed on well
always behind, tailed off
led until over 5f out, weakened rapidly, soon behind, tailed off
SWORDBILL landed a hat-trick in the space of a week earlier this month and a double penalty may not anchor him in his current mood. Ian Williams’ charge beat General Zoff four lengths over today’s trip at Kempton on his penultimate start and can confirm running despite the worse terms. Moans Cross was placed at Wolverhampton before a poor effort at Southwell but Kerrera has shown little so far this year and the rest arrive out of sorts.
Musikel (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 21 3/4l behind Vis A Vis (9-7) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Kerrera 16-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, not much room over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, dist behind Cape Liberty (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp fll (5) gf in Jun.
Swordbill 10-11fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, edged left and challenged over 1f out, soon led, stayed on well, won at Chelmsford City 1m 5f hcp (6) pol in Sep beating Jumping Cats (9-8) by 2l, 10 ran.
Woofie (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Soon led, headed over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 13, 12 1/2l behind The Way You Dance (9-4) at Lingfield 2m hcp (6) pol in May.
Moans Cross (USA) 10-3jfav (9-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out until 2f out, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 13, 10 1/2l behind Tynecastle Park (9-7) at Southwell 2m hcp (6) pol in Aug.
General Zoff 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on under pressure, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Swordbill (9-4) at Kempton 2m hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Sebs Sensei (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, 11th of 12, dist behind Hermosa Vaquera (11-10) at Plumpton 2m hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Astrofire 50-1 (8-4) Pulled hard in rear, ridden over 3f out, soon struggling, 7th of 9, 30 1/4l behind Pentland Hills (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp (6) gs in Aug.