towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, stayed on one pace
in touch, headway and not clear run over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish
always towards rear
dwelt in rear, switched to outer over 1f out, headway approaching final furlong, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, comfortable
close up, headway over 1f out, ridden and hampered approaching final furlong, kept on one pace
towards rear, pushed along 2f out, never a factor
close up, ridden to lead when edged left approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, kept on
always towards rear, ridden halfway, soon weakened
led, headed over 3f out, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out
tracked leader over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong
dwelt in touch, pushed along and not clear run approaching final furlong, soon eased
switched left to stand side and lead over 3f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, soon weakened
tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong
close up, ridden 2f out, short of room entering final furlong, ridden and kept on same pace
Karl Burke won this with subsequent duel Group 1 winner Quiet Reflection in 2015 and True Mason drops back down in trip after placing in the Mill Reef at Newbury. He had earlier finished third in a Group 2 in France when in front of Pocket Dynamo and should make a bold bid. The latter’s best effort so far came at Ascot when narrowly beaten over the minimum trip in the Norfolk Stakes but SERGEI PROKOVIEV makes most appeal. The Ballydoyle colt has struggled in Group 1 events over 6f since placing i the Coventry at Ascot but had shown bags of speed when landing a double over 5f in Ireland earlier including a Listed race at Naas and is preferred to stablemate Fantasy. Well Done Fox has won a couple of Listed events over 5f while Poetry is on the upgrade but raised in class after winning at Chantilly and the remainder are harder to recommend.
Barbill (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Mid-division, progress from 3f out, ridden in 3rd 2f out, improved to lead 1f out, stayed on well, all out close home, won at Curragh 6f stks Good - Yielding in Sep beating Flashcard (9-3) by 1/2l, 18 ran.
Pocket Dynamo (USA) (9-2) 4th of 5, 1 1/4l behind Signora Cabello (8-12) at Maisons-Laffitte 5f Grp 2 stks in Jul.
Prince of Rome (IRE) 13-8fav (9-6) Tracked leader, led well over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Chelmsford City 5f (4) pol in Sep beating Deputise (9-7) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Sergei Prokofiev (CAN) 7-1 (9-0) Steadied start, in touch in rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 7 1/4l behind Ten Sovereigns (9-0) at Newmarket 6f Grp 1 stks (1) gf in Sep.
The Cruising Lord 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, outpaced over 1f out, kept on again into 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Astronaut (9-5) at Sandown 5f mdn stks (5) gs in Sep.
True Mason 4-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd going well over 2f out, challenged and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Kessaar (9-1) at Newbury 6f Grp 2 stks (1) sft in Sep.
Well Done Fox 10-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway to tracked leaders halfway, ridden over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Soldier's Call (9-1) at Doncaster 5f Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Sep.
Armageddon 1-3fav (8-8) Led, raced freely and set strong pace, headed inside final furlong, soon hung right and weakened, 3rd of 4, 3 3/4l behind Diamonique (8-8) at Musselburgh 5f stks (3) gd in Aug.
Deia Glory 25-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 12l behind Dave Dexter (9-3) at Ayr 5f lst stks (1) hvy in Sep.
Fantasy (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Disputed lead early, a little keen and soon raced in 5th, kept on same pace from under 2f out, 8th of 10, 7 1/4l behind Lethal Promise (8-12) at Fairyhouse 6f lst stks (1) Good - Yielding in Sep.
Heartwarming 7-2 (9-0) Raced keenly, chased leaders in centre, went 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 3l behind Shumookhi (9-0) at Newbury 5f lst fll stks (1) gd in Aug.
Poetry (8-9) won at Chantilly 5f lst stks in Oct beating Rockin Roy (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Second Generation 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, driven 3f out, soon behind, tailed off when eased final furlong, last of 11, 26 1/2l behind Queen Of Bermuda (9-0) at Ayr 6f Grp 3 fll stks (1) hvy in Sep.
Yolo Again (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Soon led, strongly pressed and joined from over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to just prevail at the finish, won at Naas 5f hcp gd in Sep beating So Familiar (8-4) by shd, 10 ran.