in touch, driven to chase front pair over 2f out, soon ridden, never on terms, lost place final furlong
slowly into stride, always behind
tracked leaders, driven and outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on, no impression after
mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, soon challenged, led inside final furlong, hard pressed towards finish, just held on
tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, weakened and eased final furlong
held up in touch on outer, weakened over 2f out
slowly into stride, always behind
held up behind, headway but still plenty to do 2f out, ridden over 1f out, chased clear pair inside final furlong, stayed on strongly and gaining on winner near finish, just failed
soon towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on from over 1f out, never threatened leaders
towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never involved
behind, driven over 2f out, late headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on, never pace to threaten leaders
never better than mid-division, weakened 2f out
mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never a threat
soon tracked leader, lost place over 3f out, weakened and eased final 2f
mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, weakened final furlong
never better than mid-division, weakened over 2f out
led early, in touch, chased clear leader over 3f out to over 1f out, ridden and lost place inside final furlong
mid-division, ridden 3f out, never a threat
soon led, clear over 3f out to over 1f out, soon ridden and hard pressed, headed inside final furlong, no extra
DANNYDAY missed the whole of 2017 but ran well for a long way over the marathon 2m4f in the Ascot Stakes last time. He won this prize in 2016 and Sir Michael Stoute’s charge gets another chance. Graceland finished in front of High Command when beaten only a neck in last year’s renewal and has obvious claims on that form while The Grand Visir won at Haydock attempting 2m for the first time and there looks more to come from him. Euchen Glen finished well ahead of Star Of The East when scoring at Ayr but saves his best for that track while 2014 Chester Cup winner Suegioo finally got his head back in front when scoring over 2m2f at Pontefract last weekend. Bedrock and Chocolate Box face a tougher task than of late but Financial Conduct is an intriguing contender on his debut for David Simcock having only raced at Dundalk so far and winning three times over 1m4f.
Financial Conduct (IRE) 2-1fav (9-8) Broke well, tracked leader, 2nd halfway, headway travelling well to lead early straight, pushed along over 1f out, ridden to assert inside final furlong and kept on well, won at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Apr beating Spruce Meadows (9-10) by 3l, 12 ran.
Silver Concorde 3-1fav (11-12) Tracked leader, slow and landed awkwardly 1st, not fluent next, left in lead 5th, slow and headed 7th, no impression on winner and lost 2nd after 2 out, well beaten 4th last, 4th of 6, dist behind Card Game (11-3) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Jun.
Look My Way 16-1 (9-3) In touch on outside, keen, took closer order when pace dropped before halfway, weakened over 2f out, 18th of 19, 37 1/2l behind Lagostovegas (9-3) at Ascot 2m 4f hcp stks (2) gf in Jun.
Cosmelli (ITY) 33-1 (9-7) Soon led, narrowly headed halfway, chased leader, every chance 2f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened, 8th of 13, 6 1/2l behind Buzz (8-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (3) pol in May.
The Grand Visir 4-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, stayed on to lead near fiunish, won at Haydock 2m hcp (2) gd in May beating Byron Flyer (9-9) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Star Of The East (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) In touch main group, driven over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, never able to challenge, 6th of 13, 5l behind Euchen Glen (9-1) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp (2) gd in Jun.
Mirsaale 66-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 14th of 19, 8 1/4l behind Lagostovegas (9-3) at Ascot 2m 4f hcp stks (2) gf in Jun.
Euchen Glen 7-2fav (9-1) Held up in rear, driven over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Ayr 1m 5f hcp (2) gd in Jun beating Northwest Frontier (8-6) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Fire Jet (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 6l behind Amazing Red (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 6f hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Sam Missile (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Steadied in rear, pulled hard, headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 19, 6 1/2l behind Lagostovegas (9-3) at Ascot 2m 4f hcp stks (2) gf in Jun.
Suegioo (FR) 7-2 (9-8) In rear and not travelling, 5 lengths behind 12f out, closed 8f out, pushed along over 2f out, wide and headway approaching final furlong, edged left and ran on to lead towards finish, won at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp (4) gf in Jun beating Becky The Thatcher (8-2) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Graceland (FR) 3-1 (8-8) Steadied start keen held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 6, 4l behind Lady Bergamot (8-2) at Chelmsford City 1m 6f hcp fll (2) pol in Jun.
Dominating (GER) 8-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, hard pressed from well over 1f out, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 8, hd behind Stone The Crows (9-5) at Carlisle 1m 6f hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Bedrock 13-8fav (9-10) Held up in touch, smooth headway 3f out, led 2f out, driven clear over 1f out, stayed on well, readily, won at Musselburgh 2m hcp (3) gf in Jun beating Great Fighter (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Chocolate Box (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) In touch, headway to track leaders 3f out, hampered over 1f out, driven and ran on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Waiting For Richie (8-7) at York 2m hcp (3) gf in May.
Cool Sky 33-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling in last after 4 out, headway before 2 out, switched right and still 5th last, stayed on well, led towards finish, won at Aintree 2m 4f hcp (2) gd in May beating Wenyerreadyfreddie (10-13) by 2l, 12 ran.
Davy's Dilemma 10-1 (9-6) Keen in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 10, nk behind Master Of Irony (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp (4) gd in May.
High Command (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division, plugged on final 2f, 7th of 14, 14 1/2l behind West Coast Flyer (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (3) pol in Jun.
Denmead 5-2fav (9-5) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 13f out, led over 2f out, joined inside final furlong, battled on gamely, won at Kempton 2m hcp (4) pol in Jun beating Master Archer (9-7) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Dannyday 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, hard driven 3f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 10th of 19, 6 1/2l behind Lagostovegas (9-3) at Ascot 2m 4f hcp stks (2) gf in Jun.