went right start, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well
tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong
held up, mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
bumped start, held up towards rear, weakened over 2f out
held up, in touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened
led, headed over 1f out, soon ridden and weakened
went right start, tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out
in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on and always held
bumped start, tracked leaders, ridden and kept on inside final furlong
TORCH makes his handicap debut after a couple of placed efforts over a mile in maiden company. He’s related to a winner over further and is preferred to Baydar. The latter represents last year’s winning yard but faded badly in the closing stages of his reappearance at Ascot and stablemate Nessita suffered the same fate on her comeback run at Doncaster. Like so many from his yard, Status Quo will appreciate the step up to middle-distances and Albert Boy is better than his latest poor effort at Ripon suggests.
Baydar 7-2fav (9-4) Prominent, went 2nd 3f out until inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 17, 9 3/4l behind Taurean Star (9-5) at Ascot 1m hcp (4) gf in May.
Torch 13-8fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind High Draw (9-2) at Wetherby 1m mdn stks (6) gd in May.
Loading (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Slowly away, in touch, towards rear, ridden 3f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 8, 7 1/4l behind Paling (9-0) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in May.
Status Quo (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Behind, outpaced 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 7, 5l behind Dommersen (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (4) pol in May.
Nessita 5-1 (9-4) Led 2f, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 17 3/4l behind Sark (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Apr.
Western Prince 7-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, not much room over 2f out, soon ridden and no headway, last of 9, 5 3/4l behind Prosecute (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Albert Boy (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Led early, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 18 1/4l behind Sagely (9-7) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in May.
Percy's Romance 8-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 11 1/2l behind Mukaabra (9-7) at Newmarket 1m hcp fll (5) gf in May.
Corpus Chorister (FR) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 6 1/2l behind Golden Stunner (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn fll stks (5) gd in May.