never better than mid-division, weakened 3f out
keen towards rear, ran wide winning post bend, never on terms
in rear, ran wide winning post bend, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer
fly leapt start in rear, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms
led, ridden 2f out, headed final strides
close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out
keen mid-division, headway over 1f out, not trouble leaders
tracked leaders, ran wide winning post bend, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong
always in rear
keen tracked leader until ridden 2f out, slightly hampered over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader 2f out, switched left over 1f out, ran on to lead final strides
close up, ran wide winning post bend, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong
towards rear, ran wide winning post bend, headway over 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish
An excellent prize has produced a fine field and it looks very competitive with Mark Johnston complicating matters by saddling five. Jockey bookings are difficult to fathom but Franny Norton has been going well for the yard and he was on board when Blue Atlantic dead-heated on his reappearance at Beverley where he was joined in the closing stages after making most. Notarised may prove best of the remainder of the Johnston quintet as he was a very impressive winner over two useful rivals at Yarmouth and looks progressive. Joe Fanning has ridden the lightly-raced Alex My Boy in his two latest starts but this time is on board Master Of Finance, who is stepping up markedly in trip. LIBRAN won minor races here and at Lingfield before finding the very progressive Al Busayyir just too strong at Redcar. He's a half-brother to a winner over this trip in France and, with further progress virtually guaranteed, he's handed the vote. Marco Botti trains Al Busayyir so he'll be hopeful of a big run from Latin Charm, who got no sort of run when stepped up to this trip at York after a promising reappearance at Doncaster.
Swivel 11-1 (9-7) Took keen hold early, soon tracked leader, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 11, nk behind Storm Force Ten (8-13) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Trip To Paris (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Held up, jinked right over 7f out, short lived effort over 2f out, 7th of 9, 7l behind Our Channel (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f con stks (2) gs in Apr.
Alex My Boy (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, switched right to challenge over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Miner's Lamp (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Libran (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, soon challenged, ridden to lead narrowly inside final 2f, headed narrowly inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 6, nk behind Al Busayyir (9-2) at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Master Of Finance (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Led 1f, tracked clear leader, headway over 3f out, lost place 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 8, 8l behind Cannock Chase (9-4) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Collaboration 8-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, headway over 3f out, soon challenged, ridden and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 8, 5l behind Cannock Chase (9-4) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Mr Gallivanter (IRE) 5-2 (9-4) Steadied start, tracked leaders, chased leading pair over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, stayed on into 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Latenightrequest (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Notarised 11-10fav (8-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, joined leader 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May beating Solidarity (9-7) by 5l, 3 ran.
Latin Charm (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Held up towards rear, niggled along inside final 5f, headway 2f out, soon squeezed through, edging left when hampered over 1f out, switched right and kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd final strides, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Adventure Seeker (9-5) at York 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Blue Atlantic (USA) 10-3 (9-7) Made all, ran wide on stable bend, ridden over 1f out, joined on line, won at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr deadheating with Zamra (9-4), 8 ran.
Hesketh Bank 2-1 (9-0) Led early, chased leader, challenged 3f out, led 2f out, headed and not quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Wee Frankie (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gs in May.
Full Day 11-4 (8-10) In touch and in rear, ridden 1f out, soon headway, kept on to lead close home, won at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Rookery (9-3) by shd, 4 ran.
Innocent Touch (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, chased leaders and edged left from 2f out, kept on same pace in 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 6l behind Adventure Seeker (9-5) at York 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Ujagar (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Led, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3l behind Storm Force Ten (8-13) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.