pulled hard, led until over 2f out, weakening when hampered well over 1f out
held up in touch, headway travelling well over 2f out, green when switched left into 3rd over 1f out, edged right briefly inside final furlong, stayed on into 2nd final 100 yards, kept on
held up in last trio but in touch, headway over 2f out, 2nd well over 1f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, soon hung right to near side rail, stayed on well, ridden out
took keen hold, soon tracking leader, led over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out
held up in last pair, pushed along over 3f out, plugged on past beaten horses inside final furlong
took keen hold, held up in rear but in touch, headway near side 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, shaken up and went 4th over 1f out, no impression on leading trio
chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened entering final 3f, tailed off
took keen hold tracking leading pair, 2nd 2f out, soon led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, soon carried right, no impression when lost 2nd final 100 yards
chased leaders, pushed along and kept on same pace final 2f
It was soft ground when Firmament finished second at Windsor and any further progress should see him thereabouts again but MIRACLE NINETYNINE has the stronger form. He only finished fifth here on last month's debut but three of those in front have subsequently won and Richard Hughes prefers him to Shell Bay. Scooner was well beaten on the all-weather on his introduction and the newcomers Duretto and Director may prove bigger threats.
Director (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of Toolentidhaar.
Duretto Manduro colt out of Landinium.
Firmament 8-1 (9-5) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Master Apprentice (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Locommotion Proclamation gelding out of Miss Madame.
Magic Circle (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 14l behind Moheet (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Miracle Ninetynine (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, driven 2f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 15, 4l behind Mccreery (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Mr Bissto High Chaparral colt out of Senta's Dream.
Scooner (USA) 5-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace and no impression, 6th of 12, 10l behind Mulzamm (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Shell Bay (USA) Hard Spun colt out of Rebel Account.
Hymn Of Hope (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Towards rear, struggling 3f out, no impression, 8th of 12, 16l behind Heatstroke (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (4) pol.