held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, no impression on leaders
led, ridden and headed over 2f out, gradually weakened
prominent to halfway, ridden over 2f out, not quicken, weakened from 2f out
held up behind, headway to chase winner over 1f out, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, hung left, no extra final 100 yards
in touch on outer for 5f, weakened over 2f out
in touch to halfway, soon ridden and weakened from 3f out
reared start, behind, headway and effort 2f out, no extra over 1f out, soon one pace
tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, pressed entering final furlong, ran on strongly, assertive final 100 yards
prominent to halfway, soon weakened
tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out
slowly into stride, held up behind, headway 2f out, stayed on steadily final furlong, nearest finish
pulled hard, held up, ridden over 2f out, never troubled leaders
prominent, ridden 3f out, not quicken from 2f out
behind, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous
Another tough race to call here for punters with very little between many of the leading lights but the principals look to be Jihaaz Louie Louie and Music Note and the narrow vote is given to Louie Louie. There selection won well last time out when beating Jimmy The Guesser and although having a penalty for that win he looks sure to improve and he is taken to defy the handicapper under conditions that suit. Jihaaz rates the main danger as he won a maiden in good style last time out when beating Henella. He enters handicaps off what looks a fair mark and should be closely watched in the market. Music Note won well last time out when beating Motaraqeb but this looks more competitive and his penalty may just find him out. Ingratitude was second behind Baskerville last time and is another with place claims but all his best form is with slightly more cut in the ground. Carmenero hails from a yard in form and could go well at a price but he is hard to win with, this is a trappy affair and stakes should be kept to a minimum but for the winner we return to Louie Louie.
Ingratitude (IRE) 7-4fav (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Baskerville (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp (4) sft in May.
Music Note (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Always prominent, led over 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp (3) sft in May beating Motaraqeb (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Jihaaz (IRE) Evensfav (9-0) Made all, driven over 1f out, ran on, won at Chepstow 1m mdn stk (5) gs in Jun beating Hanella (8-9) by 6l, 8 ran.
Carmenero (GER) 11-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Cape of Luck (9-7) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Shogun Prince (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders, driven to chase winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong and just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Sicilian (8-13) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Illustrious Blue 6-1 (9-3) Held up, hampered 5f out, headway from 3f out, ran wide entering straight, soon ridden, kept on final furlong, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Acrobatic (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Jun.
Just Intersky (USA) 6-1 (9-6) Steadied and switched left start, held up, headway over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Punjabi (8-10) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Louie Louie (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, shaken up and ran on inside final furlong, quickened to lead near finish, cleverly, won at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp (3) gf in Jun beating Jimmy The Guesser (8-12) by a nk, 14 ran.