tracked leaders on outer, went 2nd over 6f out, driven and one pace over 2f out, soon ridden and lost place, gradually weakened inside final furlong
held up in touch, headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, driven and stayed on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out
towards rear of mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong
led, ridden clear over 2f out to over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, held near finish
held up behind, driven and headway on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, not pace to trouble front pair
held up behind, headway under pressure over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never threatened leaders
tracked leaders, dropped to mid-division over 6f out, weakened final 2f
mid-division, driven over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened
mid-division, tracked leaders over 3f out, driven over 2f out, never pace to challenge, weakened final 100 yards
pressed leader to over 6f out, in touch, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened
tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, never on terms, weakened over 1f out
behind, outpaced over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, ridden and stayed on into 4th inside final furlong, not pace to threaten leaders
It could pay to look no further than top weight given GARRICK was narrowly beaten over today’s trip at Windsor last time and John Gosden boasts an outstanding strike rate on the Tapeta here. The progressive Light Of Joy defied a 4lb rise to win over track and trip recently and has been raised the same amount again while Trading Punches was runner-up here before beaten over a longer trip at Kempton. Shanghai Silver has looked in the handicapper’s grip since landing a double on the all-weather earlier this year while Rockwood remains 11lb higher than when scoring at Musselburgh and Prying Pandora is upped in class.
Garrick 15-8 (9-6) Tracked clear leading pair, closed and went 2nd 2f out, led over 1f out, headed and not quicken final 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Rotherwick (9-7) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Light Of Joy (USA) 2-1fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp fll (4) pol in Jun beating Copper Baked (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Trading Punches (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, always towards rear, 8th of 14, 15 1/4l behind West Coast Flyer (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (3) pol in Jun.
Shanghai Silver (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Raced keenly, led, hung badly left and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 5 1/2l behind Fire Fighting (9-6) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (3) gf in Jun.
Lunar Jet 7-1 (8-8) Pulled hard, close up, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 6 3/4l behind Aclimatise (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Taqwaa (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, tracked leader over 9f out until pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 17 1/4l behind Argus (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (4) pol in Feb.
Keswick 25-1 (8-7) Held up in 5th, pushed along on outside 4f out, weakened 3f out, tailed off, last of 7, 36 3/4l behind Gurkha Friend (8-9) at Ripon 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in May.
Testa Rossa (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Held up in touch in rear, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, never a threat, last of 6, 11 1/4l behind Mooltazem (9-1) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp (3) gd in Jun.
Rockwood 9-2 (9-5) In touch, pushed along 3f out, not pace to challenge, 6th of 8, 5 1/4l behind Mooltazem (9-9) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Spanish History (USA) 11-2 (9-9) Led after 1f, awkward on bend 6f out, headed 5f out, chased leader until over 2f out, weakened 2f out, virtually pulled up over 1f out, 9th of 10, 31 1/2l behind Bakht A Rawan (9-5) at Windsor 1m hcp (5) hvy in Apr.
Prying Pandora (FR) 16-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, effort on outside over 2f out, stayed on same pace final 100 yards, 5th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Asoof (9-0) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp fll (4) gd in Jun.
Snookered (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same, no impression final furlong, 5th of 14, 4 1/4l behind Frown (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Jun.