mid-division, headway on outside chasing leaders over 3f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, soon ridden and stayed on same pace, no chance with winner
mid-division on inside, weakened 3f out
led and brought field off far rail in straight, ridden and headed over 2f out, lost 2nd inside final 2f, weakened soon after
raced keenly, tracked leaders on inside, ridden and unable to quicken inside final 2f, soon weakened
raced keenly, tracked leader 2f, remained handy, 2nd again 3f out, led over 2f out, clear when hung right over 1f out, stayed on well
raced keenly towards rear, pushed along and struggling 3f out, ridden and beaten 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, went modest 4th towards finish
raced wide early, prominent, went 2nd 8f out until pushed along 3f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, went modest 3rd towards finish
held up towards rear, headway on outside, over 1f out, plugged on in 3rd inside final furlong, weakened and lost 2 places towards finish
held up last, headway on inside chasing leaders 3f out, plugged on final furlong
Murray River won easily at Lingfield back in February but is upped in class off a 7lb higher mark on his return and SPUTNIK PLANUM is preferred. The top weight is still improving judged on a length defeat at Doncaster last time and can race off the same mark in this. Something went amiss with Qarasu when sent off favourite at Newmarket last month and he may bounce back today while both Hazm and Caravan Of Hope have scope for improvement now handicapping for the first time.
Sputnik Planum (USA) 6-1 (9-6) Led early, chased leaders, effort 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no impression towards finish, 4th of 6, 3/4l behind Benadalid (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Monoxide 5-2 (9-5) Led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 21l behind Stealth Fighter (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Hazm (IRE) 50-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Global Hunter (9-8) at Salisbury 1m 2f stks (5) gf in Jul.
Secret Art (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Went 2nd 8f out, led field towards near side rail in straight, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 12th of 13, 32l behind Badenscoth (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (3) sft in Jun.
Qarasu (IRE) 7-4fav (9-6) Close up, switched wide 5f out, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, lost action and eased approaching final furlong, last of 5, dist behind Ironclad (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Murray River (USA) 10-11fav (10-0) Held up last, improved on outside to take slight lead 3f out, ridden over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Feb beating Debbonair (9-7) by 4l, 4 ran.
Caravan Of Hope (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Disputed lead until led 7f out, ridden 2 lengths clear over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 5, shd behind Trueshan (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f stks (5) pol in Aug.
Uther Pendragon (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up in last pair, outpaced 3f out, never a threat, 6th of 7, 5 1/2l behind Time Change (9-4) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (3) gf in Aug.
Sashenka (GER) 14-1 (9-10) Led after 1f, clear 6f out to 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 11l behind Ritchie Valens (9-9) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Fearless Warrior (FR) 7-2 (9-2) Held up in rear, wide and headway 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Jersey Wonder (9-7) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (4) gf in Jul.