reluctant to leave stalls and slowly away, in rear, headway when hampered over 3f out, soon switched left, went 2nd over 1f out, no impression on winner, lost 2 places inside final furlong
Rated 79, Model Guest sets the standard but was beaten in novice company before going close in a handicap here and Turaath has also been handicapping without success. Wolverhampton fourth Tefnut looks a likely improver and Pivotal Decision should appreciate this extra distance but DAFINAH may prove good enough. She’s out of a Grade 1 winner in North America and John Gosden has an impressive strike rate with three-year-old runners at this venue.
Dutch Melody 50-1 (9-5) Outpaced in rear, soon struggling, beaten halfway, modest 4th, 4th of 5, 20 3/4l behind Heritage (9-0) at Bath 5f mdn stks (4) fm in Jul.
Model Guest 14-1 (9-12) Mid-division, headway to lead 2f out, ridden two lengths clear 1f out, denied on the line, 2nd of 12, nk behind Algaffaal (9-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Dafinah (IRE) War Front filly out of Spring In The Air.
Luckyangel 5-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened quickly over 2f out, last of 9, 21l behind Helvezia (9-0) at Chepstow 7f mdn stks (5) sft in Aug.
Pivotal Decision 4-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, some late headway final furlong, 8th of 12, 4 1/4l behind Higher Kingdom (9-9) at Newcastle 6f stks (5) pol in Sep.
Sarsanet (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 33 1/4l behind With Thanks (9-7) at Catterick 7f fll stks (5) hvy in Aug.
Tefnut (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Ridden along early towards rear, effort over 3f out, no impression on leaders, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Long Haired Lover (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn fll stks (5) pol in Oct.
The Saddle Rock (IRE) 150-1 (8-5) Towards rear, ridden before 2f out, never involved, 11th of 12, 17 1/4l behind Frow (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Turaath 17-2 (9-3) Dwelt soon led, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Sha La La La Lee (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (4) pol in Oct.