chased winner, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened rapidly final furlong
went left start, chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened over 1f out
held up in last pair, headway near side of group over 1f out, kept on in 4th inside final furlong
gave problems loading, raced keenly, held up towards rear, headway 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden and hung left inside final furlong, kept on, lost 2nd post
chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
made all, quickened inside final furlong, ran on well, unchallenged
gave problems loading, veered sharply left leaving stalls, behind and pushed along, some headway far side of group 2f out, never on terms
chased leaders, weakened over 2f out
held up towards rear, headway near side of group over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, no chance with winner
Plenty with claims in this though Epsom winner Royal Big Night failed to cope with a rise in the weights at Windsor last time and Amber Spark came up short in this grade at Newmarket recently having won over 7f here before that. The latter’s stablemate MRS HOO went very close over today’s trip at Ripon on her handicap debut and she gets another chance with more to come form Richard Fahey’s filly. One To Go has already been beaten in a handicap but the likes of Hackle Setter, Massam and Whiskey And Water may improve now handicapping for the first time.
Royal Big Night (USA) 11-4 (9-4) Tracked leader, left in lead over 4f out, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Greeley (8-8) at Windsor 1m (4) gd in Aug.
Hackle Setter (USA) 14-1 (9-2) Held up in 3rd, pushed along and slightly outpaced over 3f out, headway 1f out, ran on well under pressure to lead close home, won at Chepstow 7f stks (4) gs in Aug beating Dancing On A Dream (8-11) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Amber Spark (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 3rd briefly inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 6, 3l behind Star Terms (9-7) at Newmarket 7f fll (2) gd in Aug.
Khanmurjan (USA) 7-4jfav (9-2) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 12l behind Arctic Sound (9-9) at Beverley 7f stks (5) gs in Jul.
Mrs Hoo (IRE) 2-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven to lead 2f out, hard pressed inside finial furlong, headed post, 2nd of 4, shd behind Iconic Choice (9-7) at Ripon 1m (4) gd in Aug.
Massam 9-4 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, keeping on one pace when slightly hampered inside final, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Pesto (9-2) at Leicester 7f stks (4) gd in Aug.
Whiskey And Water 2-1fav (8-12) Prominent, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on into 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 3 3/4l behind Off Piste (9-2) at Ripon 1m stks (5) gd in Aug.
One To Go 5-6fav (9-5) Chased winner throughout, ridden over 1f out, closed all the way to the line, not quite get up, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Anycity (9-5) at Chelmsford City 1m mdn stks (4) pol in Aug.
Love Your Work (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Pulled hard early, chased leaders and wide, came towards near side in straight, hung left and outpaced over 2f out, rallied and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5 1/4l behind Majestic Mac (9-7) at Epsom 7f (5) gs in Aug.