held up, pushed along 2f out, kept on final furlong
close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out
tracked winner, pushed along 2f out, weakened final furlong
slowly away always towards rear
raced green towards rear, pushed along halfway, headway 2f out, not clear run entering final furlong, switched left inside final furlong, ran on strongly to go 2nd towards finish, no threat to winner
tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong
close up, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, one pace final furlong
held up, pushed along and headway on outer over 1f out, one pace final furlong
in touch, ridden and weakened approaching final furlong
held up, pushed along and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong
slowly away always in rear
tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace
slowly away always in rear
close up, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong
made all, ridden and quickened over 1f out, ran on
At first glance, this appears the weaker of the two divisions of this maiden. Populaire made late headway when fourth to Wejdan over track and trip last month and looks the best of those with experience. Tommy Rock was well backed when third at Bath but it would be no surprise if a newcomer proved good enough. King Ragnar looks a likely sort being out of a mare that has produced winners with her first two offspring to race but the Hannon stable has won this three times in the last six years so NUGGET is preferred. The Siyouni colt cost Highclere £90,000 and is also related to winners.
Albert Edward (IRE) Zebedee colt out of Edwardian Era.
Doctor Nuno 10-1 (9-5) Dwelt, behind, outpaced halfway, stayed on approaching final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 7, 9 1/4l behind Berkshire Savvy (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f stks (6) pol in Aug.
Ivadream 10-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, weakened soon after, 9th of 10, 8 1/4l behind Dance Fever (9-5) at Windsor 6f stks (4) gf in Sep.
Jungle Capers (IRE) Bungle Inthejungle gelding out of Kidmeforever.
King Ragnar Hot Streak colt out of Park Law.
Malmesbury Abbey (FR) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 14 3/4l behind Lost In Time (9-0) at Salisbury 6f stks (4) gf in Sep.
Nugget Siyouni colt out of Gemstone.
Roman Melody 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 3f out, never nearer, 5th of 14, 8 1/4l behind Lost In Time (9-0) at Salisbury 6f stks (4) gf in Sep.
Tommy Rock (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Held up and behind, pushed along and headway on wide outside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd last strides, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Brad The Brief (9-5) at Bath 5f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Vandad (IRE) Dandy Man colt out of Ruby Girl.
Vintage Port (IRE) Canford Cliffs gelding out of Chittenden.
Wilfy 7-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, switched inside and kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 6th of 11, 4l behind Desert Safari (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Lady Sarah Mukhadram filly out of Atyaab.
Populaire (FR) 40-1 (9-0) In touch, pushed along and headway entering final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 15, 4 3/4l behind Wejdan (9-0) at Newbury 6f mdn fll stks (4) gd in Aug.
Theotherside (IRE) Dandy Man filly out of New Magic.