tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out
chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
prominent, led over 3f out, kept on well from over 1f out, ridden out
held up in rear, took keen hold, shaken up 3f out, headway over 1f out, went 4th inside final furlong, never on terms
slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, unable to quicken
broke well and led early, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden and kept on, no impression on winner inside final 100 yards
held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, some late headway, never dangerous
soon led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out
prominent, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, weakened over 1f out
tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, weakened
Course regular Justice Pleasing scored over track and trip before running a shocker here last time while Kafoo is back on a winning mark and was narrowly beaten at Wolverhampton earlier this month. But CHAUCER’S TALE is less exposed and having been placed here before finishing second at Southwell, Mick Easterby’s charge gets the vote to come good. Dandy Bird is another with scope as she steps up from 6f and may prove best of the rest given Jessie Allan has yet to win in 30 attempts.
Kafoo 6-1 (9-6) Handy, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Grey Destiny (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Justice Pleasing 11-1 (9-7) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 18 1/4l behind Angel's Acclaim (9-2) at Newcastle 7f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Chaucer's Tale 14-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Queens Royale (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Dandy Bird (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, driven over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, never on terms, no extra towards finish, 7th of 14, 4l behind Lady Of The Lamp (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Miss Bates 20-1 (9-4) Took keen hold in mid-division on inside, some late headway, never threatened, 10th of 14, 5 1/4l behind Broughtons Knight (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Jessie Allan (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Slowly away towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Breathoffreshair (9-5) at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Arizona Sunrise 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on near side of group, weakened 2f out, 10th of 14, 10 1/2l behind Pitch High (9-5) at Newcastle 7f hcp (7) pol in Nov.
Tom's Anna (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Clear with leader, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Euro Mac (8-10) at Ripon 1m hcp (6) gd in Aug.
She's Zoff (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Mid-division, outpaced when not much room over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, soon driven and kept on same pace, never near leaders, 13th of 18, 8l behind State Residence (9-0) at Redcar 6f hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Fast Kar (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Pushed along from early, soon chased leaders, 10th before halfway, no impression over 1f out, 11th of 20, 7 1/2l behind Sweetest Taboo (9-2) at Curragh 5f hcp Yielding - Soft in Aug.
Nelson's Bay 33-1 (8-7) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Tifl (9-1) at Newcastle 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.