chased leader until approaching 4th, 2nd again before 2 out, led 2 out, headed and not quicken final 135 yards
chased leaders on inside, 2nd before 4th until before 2 out, 2nd again 2 out, ridden and every chance run-in, no extra in 3rd towards finish
always behind, never a factor
chased leaders, pushed along and weakened before 2 out
mid-division on inside, headway chasing leaders 3rd, switched right after 2 out, upsides and not fluent last, strong run from last to lead final 135 yards
keen in mid-division, weakened before 2 out
led, hit 3rd, pushed along and headed approaching 2 out, weakened between last 2, lost modest 4th close home
held up in last trio, some headway approaching 2 out, plugged on into modest 4th towards finish
mid-division, behind and mistake 5th, tailed off next, pulled up before 2 out
always behind, well behind 3rd, tailed off and pulled up before next
Rockliffe completed a double in the spring and has been racing on the Flat this summer. Becky Smith will ensure he gets a good ride but the presence of Bryony Frost on HOPE'S WISHES catches the eye. Barry Brennan's charge hasn't won for some time but has dropped to a favourable mark and ran well in a three-horse race at Hereford earlier this month. Filemon has never won and has been chasing while Derrynane's only victory to date was on heavy going. Bowie has won over the track and trip but has been in poor form and is difficult to consider.
Haasab (IRE) 18-1 (12-1) Close up, ridden 4 out, weakened next, pulled up before 2 out, at Southwell 3m hcp (5) gd in May.
Filemon 9-2jfav (11-12) Held up behind, headway on outside when mistake 11th, challenged after 3 out, not fluent next, soon ridden, weakened from last, 5th of 11, 11l behind Jonagold (11-8) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Venetian Proposal (IRE) 28-1 (10-7) Mid-division on outside, behind from 5th, tailed off, 9th of 10, dist behind Zoffany Bay (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn (4) gd in Nov.
Hope's Wishes 15-8 (10-5) Led, ridden after 3 out, headed before last, battled on gamely, held towards finish, 2nd of 3, 1l behind Admiral's Sunset (11-4) at Hereford 2m hcp (4) gf in Nov.
Derrynane (IRE) 4-1fav (11-12) Mid-division, hampered 1st, weakened before 2 out, 11th of 14, 25 3/4l behind Rockliffe (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Bowie (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, well beaten after 3 out, mistake 2 out, 8th of 14, dist behind Double Court (10-6) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Torrent Des Mottes (FR) 40-1 (11-5) Keen joined leader 2nd until ridden and weakened 3 out, 6th of 10, 24 1/2l behind Kingston (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp (5) gd in Nov.
Rockliffe 11-1 (9-8) In rear, headway over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 9, 11 1/2l behind Bollin Joan (9-10) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (6) gs in Jul.
Wild Eve 50-1 (10-7) Prominent, mistake 4th, not fluent 3 out, no extra after next, 10th of 17, 16 1/4l behind Get Wishing (11-4) at Chepstow 2m hcp (5) gs in Nov.
Tayarat (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, lost place 3rd, soon towards rear, behind when pulled up before 7th, at Southwell 2m hcp (5) gd in Jun.