tracked front pair, lost place 5f out, soon struggling in rear, tailed off
held up in touch in rear, headway into 3rd 5f out, ridden 2f out, soon one pace, plugged on inside final furlong, just failed for 2nd near finish, no chance with winner
led, shaken up briefly halfway, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on but no chance with winner inside final furlong, just held on for 2nd near finish
tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, asserted clear inside final furlong, driven out
Blame It On Sally shrugged off a penalty for winning at Goodwood when scoring again over 2m at Kempton. He is upped a further 5lb for this but ANYONECANHAVEITALL can race off the same mark as when runner-up in a higher grade contest at Musselburgh last week and Mark Johnston’s charge may edge the opener. Diodorus was still beaten a long way when runner-up at Thirsk recently though arrives in better form than both Grandee and Cape Cova.
Cape Cova (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 16 3/4l behind Where's Jeff (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (3) gd in Sep.
Grandee (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 4 3/4l behind Cantiniere (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (3) pol in Sep.
Blame It On Sally (IRE) 11-4 (8-10) Made all and pushed along at times, pushed along going out on final circuit, went clear over 2f out, hard driven and idled towards finish, always doing enough, won at Kempton 2m hcp (4) pol in Aug beating Johnny Kidd (8-11) by nk, 5 ran.
Anyonecanhaveitall 4-1 (8-9) Led early, led 11f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final 75 yards, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Just Hubert (9-5) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (3) gf in Sep.
Diodorus (IRE) 13-2 (10-1) Close up, tracked leaders over 4f out, pushed along and every chance over 2f out, soon chased winner, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Maid In Manhattan (9-8) at Thirsk 2m hcp (5) gd in Aug.