close up, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
led, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
always towards rear
in rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous
mid-division, headway 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish
tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 1f out, no extra and headed towards finish
tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, one pace
All of these look thoroughly exposed and Playtothewhistle, who hasn't raced since November, has not managed a single place on Turf so far. Charles De Mille won on fast ground at Nottingham in May but remains 5lb higher and finished a length-and-a-half behind Celtic Artisan over a slightly longer trip at Redcar last month. Opt Out won off a higher mark over track and trip last year but is also held by Celtic Artisan on the form book. Soft going didn't suit ALMUHALAB when he finished behind Opt Out at Ayr last month. He's plummeted down the weights this year and should do better here.
Playtothewhistle 9-1 (9-7) Outpaced, ridden 3f out, headway entering final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Llewellyn (8-13) at Southwell 7f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Charles De Mille 7-2 (9-12) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/4l behind Ronya (9-8) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Circuitous 16-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon recovered, led over 5f out, headed well over 2f out, weakening when not much room 1f out, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Buccaneers Vault (10-0) at Musselburgh 7f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Opt Out 6-1 (11-1) Dwelt, behind, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 14, 8l behind Broctune Papa Gio (11-2) at Redcar 1m hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Top Offer 25-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway on inside over 1f out, went 2nd and stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Certified (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Jul.
Almuhalab 10-1 (8-12) Tracked leader until ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 12 1/2l behind Archie's Advice (9-13) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Let Right Be Done 10-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, lost place 7f out, effort 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, last of 9, 15 1/2l behind Causey Arch (9-10) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp (6) sft in Jul.
Celtic Artisan (IRE) 11-2 (10-9) Led until over 1f out, soon hung left, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Broctune Papa Gio (11-2) at Redcar 1m hcp (6) gf in Jul.