made all, pressed 3f out, ridden 2f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on gamely
tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, one pace 2f out, no extra inside final furlong
tracked winner, closed going well 3f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, edged left entering final furlong, held after, kept on
slowly into stride, raced in last, effort under pressure 3f out, 3rd 2f out, unable to get on terms
Plenty of winning C&D form on offer with Our Charlie Brown preferred to fellow Musselburgh scorer The Stalking Moon . However, a chance is taken on the now gelded TROOPER'S GOLD . He did well as a juvenile last back-end, winning a 7f Tapeta maiden at Newcastle, and the suspicion is that he could represent some value in this contest after a quiet start to 2017 in which a number of factors conspired against runners from this stable. His attitude for the battle looked more than resolute as a juvenile, and his reduced mark of 75 can be exploited.
Raselasad (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Hajjam (9-4) at Redcar 7f hcp (4) gs in Aug.
The Stalking Moon (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Whatsthemessage (9-3) at Musselburgh 7f hcp fll (4) gf in Aug.
Our Charlie Brown 16-1 (9-3) Behind, pushed along halfway, kept on final furlong, no impression, 7th of 11, 3 1/4l behind Hajjam (9-4) at Redcar 7f hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Inglorious 5-1 (8-13) Close up, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 7 1/4l behind Born To Boom (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Trooper's Gold 10-1 (9-0) Behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 7th of 9, 7 1/4l behind Mjjack (9-1) at Doncaster 7f hcp (4) hvy in May.