raced wide close up, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, ran on
prominent, pushed along 2f out, slightly outpaced approaching final furlong, rallied towards finish
held up, ridden over 1f out, never a factor
held up towards rear, headway in centre 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on
rider removed late dwelt always in rear
held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression
close up, ridden 2f out, stayed on one pace final furlong
raced wide led, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on one pace
tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong
Victory Angel took advantage of a lenient mark to score over course and distance on his return to action but this looks tougher raised 11lb. Queen In Waiting finished ahead of Smokey Lane when second over 5f at Sandown. The latter had beaten Eqtiraan at Salisbury in September but the Hannon runner was a close-up third in a Listed race at Lingfield on his reappearance and the stable also run Wolverhampton maiden winner Mostahel. Exmouth ran in a Group 2 here last year and Mazyoun is usually thereabouts, though has only managed one win so far in modest company. THE WAGON WHEEL won her first two last year and was just beaten in the Two-Year-Old Trophy at Redcar on her final start. She’s a potential blot on the handicap here on that form.
Eqtiraan (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Law And Order (9-0) at Lingfield 1m lst stks (1) pol in Apr.
Mostahel 2-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven to lead over 1f out, driven clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr beating Farook (9-2) by 4l, 7 ran.
Smokey Lane (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, headway inside final furlong, stayed on well towards finish, not reach leaders, 5th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Jumira Bridge (9-2) at Sandown 5f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Danielsflyer (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) In rear, stumbled over 2f out, never a factor, 14th of 18, 10 1/4l behind Stormy Clouds (8-9) at York 6f stks (2) gf in Aug.
Exmouth 7-1 (9-0) Held up, pushed along 2f out, never a factor, last of 8, 6 3/4l behind Spain Burg (9-0) at Newmarket 7f Grp 2 fll stks (1) gf in Sep.
Victory Angel (IRE) 11-4fav (8-3) Close up, headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, pushed out and ran on strongly, comfortable, won at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gf in Apr beating Rich And Famous (8-8) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Mazyoun 13-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, every chance over 1f out, no extra in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Cullingworth (8-3) at Musselburgh 1m hcp (2) gf in Apr.
Queen In Waiting (IRE) 11-4jfav (9-0) Led narrowly, ridden over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Jumira Bridge (9-2) at Sandown 5f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
The Wagon Wheel (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, progress over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace closing stages, 3rd of 20, 1/4l behind Wick Powell (8-3) at Redcar 6f lst stks (1) gf in Oct.
Sparkalot 5-2 (9-2) Led, headed over 4f out, ridden to regain lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Kempton 6f mdn stks (4) pol in Apr beating Desert Rain (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.