pulled hard, slight lead until narrowly headed 3f out, stayed front rank until ridden and weakened well over 1f out
steadied start, held up in last pair, switched left and headway approaching final 2f, never reached leaders and weakened over 1f out
took keen hold, pressed leader until led narrowly 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon one pace and no chance with leading duo over 1f out
chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out
held up in rear, steady headway over 2f out, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on strongly, ridden out
chased leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner, stayed on and clear 2nd best
chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened soon after
chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, plugged on but never any chance
in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened
BEST TERMS lost her unbeaten record in the Cheveley Park where she started a short-priced favourite but never really got going. She had previously won the Queen Mary and Lowther Stakes and is the obvious form pick on those runs. Roger Sez progressed from nurseries to landing a Group 3 at Ayr on soft ground and she'll be suited by the conditions better than most though probably not more than Moonstone Magic, who ploughed through soft ground for a facile winning debut at Leicester last week, or Brick Tops, who made a winning start on soft ground at Doncaster. The remainder all have progress to make but are quite capable of doing so at this stage of the season.
Best Terms 11-8fav (8-12) Went left start, keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Lightening Pearl (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep.
Brick Tops 6-1 (8-12) Dwelt, travelled well in mid-division, smooth headway over 2f out, led entering final furlong, driven out, readily, won at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov beating Hawks Reef (9-3) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Electrelane (8-8) 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind All Shamar (8-11) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 2yo lst stk hvy in Nov.
Fillionaire 16-1 (8-12) Held up rear of mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, went 3rd entering final furlong, kept on, no impression on winner, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Pimpernel (8-12) at Newbury 7f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gf in Oct.
Moonstone Magic 16-1 (9-0) In touch, headway to lead over 1f out, soon clear, impressive, won at Leicester 7f 3yo fll mdn (5) sft beating Lady Loch (9-0) by 8l, 18 ran.
Radio Gaga 6-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, not reach leaders, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Artistic Jewel (8-12) at Newmarket 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Oct.
Roger Sez (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, rallied approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 11l behind Bannock (9-0) at York 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Oct.
Switcher (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 13l behind Lyric Of Light (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.
Villeneuve 20-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden halfway, stayed on towards finish, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 5l behind Artistic Jewel (8-12) at Newmarket 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Oct.