held up, headway 2f out, led entering final furlong, soon edged right, driven and ran on
in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on, never near leaders
led, headed 2f out, soon weakened
held up, pushed along and effort 2f out, kept on same pace
in touch, headway over 1f out, effort inside final furlong, ridden and stayed on
tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened final furlong
slow into stride in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong
held up, headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong
never on terms
prominent, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace
close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out
held up, headway over 1f out, ridden to challenge winner entering final furlong, ran on but always looked held
towards rear, ridden halfway, never a factor
prominent, led 2f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, no extra
prominent towards centre, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong
A cracking renewal of this Group 3 with the weights headed by Marsha, who is penalised for her victory in the Prix de L’Abbaye in October. She got the better of recent Dundalk winner Washington Dc that day and also Profitable, Cotai Glory, Goldream and Just Glamorous but Clive Cox’ five-year-old won this last year and he later beat Cotai Glory in the King’s Stand at Ascot so is respected. Cox also runs PRICELESS and the daughter of Exceed And Excel has been a revelation since dropping back to 5f. She shot clear of her rivals in a Listed race at Bath on her reappearance and is well worth a try at this higher level. Muthmir finally got his head back in front at Bath last month and could reverse Beverley form with Alpha Delphini last year while Kimberella looks to have improved since joining Richard Fahey, though this may be a step too far.
Marsha (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) won at Chantilly 5f Grp 1 gd in Oct beating Washington Dc (9-10) by 3/4l, 17 ran.
Cotai Glory 20-1 (9-10) 10th of 17, 3 3/4l behind Marsha (9-7) at Chantilly 5f Grp 1 gd in Oct.
Just Glamorous (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) 16th of 17, 11 1/2l behind Marsha (9-7) at Chantilly 5f Grp 1 gd in Oct.
Alpha Delphini 9-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, narrowly headed final 110 yards, rallied near finish, just failed, 2nd of 6, shd behind Cotai Glory (9-1) at Newbury 5f Grp 3 stks (1) gs in Sep.
Goldream 5-1fav (9-13) Tracked leaders, 2nd 2f out, soon ridden and no impression in 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Caspian Prince (9-13) at Dundalk 5f lst stks (1) pol in Oct.
Gracious John (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led 4f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Kimberella (9-5) at Lingfield 6f stks (2) pol in Apr.
Kachy 20-1 (9-1) Led after 1f, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, weakened quickly, 10th of 14, 12l behind Quiet Reflection (8-12) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 stks (1) sft in Sep.
Kimberella 4-1jfav (9-5) In touch, headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 6f stks (2) pol in Apr beating Gracious John (9-5) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Muthmir (IRE) 10-11fav (9-4) Held up in touch in 4th, closed 2f out, led 1f out, ridden to assert inside final furlong, ran on, won at Bath 6f stks (2) fm in Apr beating Mr Lupton (9-8) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Ornate 9-1 (9-6) Stumbled leaving stalls, soon led, 3 lengths clear halfway, pushed along over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Brando (9-6) at Newmarket 6f Grp 3 stks (1) gf in Apr.
Royal Birth 7-1 (9-5) Stumbled leaving stalls, soon recovered in touch, short of room over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 5 3/4l behind Kimberella (9-5) at Lingfield 6f stks (2) pol in Apr.
Washington Dc (IRE) 2-1fav (9-12) Towards rear, progress into 5th 2f out, pushed along and went 2nd 1f out, ridden and led inside final furlong, stayed on well close home, won at Navan 5f lst stks (1) gd in Apr beating Ardhoomey (10-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Dancing Star 7-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 11 1/4l behind Quiet Reflection (8-12) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 stks (1) sft in Sep.
Priceless 13-8fav (9-5) Prominent, led after 1f, ridden clear entering final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Bath 5f lst fll stks (1) fm in Apr beating Futoon (9-2) by 5l, 13 ran.
Thesme 11-4fav (9-8) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, just held on to 2nd, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Priceless (9-7) at Doncaster 5f lst stks (1) gs in Sep.
Profitable (IRE) 13-2 (9-10) 7th of 17, 2 1/2l behind Marsha (9-7) at Chantilly 5f Grp 1 gd in Oct.