tracked leaders, headway over 1f out, soon every chance, ridden and unable to quicken inside final furlong, kept on one pace
led after 1f, ridden and hung left over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong
keen close up, headway approaching final furlong, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed final strides
dwelt, held up, ridden over 1f out, not trouble leaders
led 1f, remained prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out
in touch in rear, pushed along and headway inside final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead final strides
raced wide, prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong
War Glory drops back down in trip after finishing second at Windsor but Swift Approval went close over today’s distance at Epsom earlier. Saluti was beaten less than a length over track and trip recently despite finishing only fourth while Maksab is preferred to Zap and Truth Or Dare on an earlier course and distance success though was expected to do better at Ayr last time. GALLIPOLI hasn’t won for over a year but gave notice of a return to form when second in a tough handicap at Newcastle last month. Richard Fahey’s charge can race off the same mark today and is taken to go one better.
War Glory (IRE) 6-4 (9-7) Chased leading pair, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Masham Star (9-6) at Windsor 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Gallipoli (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, driven over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden to challenge and every chance final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Amazour (9-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp (2) pol in Jun.
Swift Approval (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never a threat, 10th of 13, 7 3/4l behind Solar Flair (9-10) at Newcastle 6f hcp (2) pol in Jun.
Truth Or Dare 20-1 (9-5) Always in rear, last of 16, 12 1/4l behind Starlight Romance (9-2) at York 7f hcp (3) gf in Jun.
Saluti (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Held up, headway on outside over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 8, 1/4l behind Aces (10-0) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Zap 6-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace and beaten over 1f out, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Poet's Society (9-10) at Leicester 7f hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Maksab (IRE) 10-3fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, driven and outpaced final furlong, 4th of 7, 3l behind Byron's Choice (8-13) at Ayr 7f hcp (3) gd in Jun.