tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on
towards rear, ridden and weakened over 1f out
dwelt towards rear, ridden 2f out, never on terms
close up, ridden and weakened 2f out
tracked leaders, pushed along and switched right approaching final furlong, stayed on towards finish
tracked leader, pushed along to lead over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, pushed out
keen led, ridden and headed over 2f out, still every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong
keen held up,effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
held up in rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, not reach winner
Power of Darkness went close over a mile here on his reappearance and has leading claims on his second start after wind surgery. He’s preferred to Epsom runner-up Aquarium, who drops back down in trip, but Exec Chef was narrowly beaten in the Spring Mile at Doncaster earlier and has a shout on that form. VINTAGER has struggled in a couple of Group 3 races this year but represents last year’s winning yard and has decent claims back at this level on last summer’s impressive victory on the July course here. Charlie Appleby’s grey is taken to bounce back today given both Elector and the unexposed Al Muffrih are returning from lay-offs.
Vintager 9-2cfav (9-0) Tracked leaders in group towards far rail, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 18 3/4l behind Zabeel Prince (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 stks (1) gf in Apr.
First Sitting 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders on inside, pushed along over 3f out, hanging right from over 2f out, kept on without being able to challenge, 4th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Gabr (8-11) at Goodwood 1m 2f lst stks (1) gs in Sep.
Aquarium 14-1 (9-2) Dwelt in touch, headway 2f out, switched right inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Mountain Angel (8-12) at Epsom 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Max Zorin (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led after 2f, ridden over 1f out, strongly pressed final furlong, headed and no extra 150 yards out, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Cliffs Of Moher (9-0) at Chester 1m 2f lst stks (1) gd in May.
Exec Chef (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along and hung left over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 21st of 26, 31 1/2l behind Chatez (9-4) at Newbury 1m hcp (2) gs in Apr.
Ibraz 7-1 (8-12) Held up in touch in mid-division, plugged on final 2f, never involved, 11th of 26, 21 1/4l behind Chatez (9-4) at Newbury 1m hcp (2) gs in Apr.
Elector 6-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 4 1/4l behind Auxerre (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (3) pol in Oct.
Al Muffrih (IRE) Evensfav (9-8) Raced keenly, tracked leader 4f, handy, 2nd again 2f out, until just over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 5 3/4l behind Elwazir (9-1) at Sandown 1m 2f stks (5) gd in Jun.
Power of Darkness 7-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up in rear on far rail, headway tracking leaders when not clear run and switched left inside final furlong, went 2nd final 50 yards and closed quickly, unlucky, 2nd of 8, hd behind Beringer (9-5) at Newmarket 1m hcp (2) gf in Apr.
Jazeel (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear far side, pushed along and headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead towards finish, won at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep beating Everything For You (9-6) by nk, 19 ran.