taken to post early, raced keenly close up, pushed along to chase winner over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, lost 2nd towards finish
in touch in rear, ridden 2f out, never near leaders
led after 1f, increased pace 3f out, ran on, comfortable
tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish
led 1f, tracked winner until over 2f out, kept on same pace
dwelt, keen, always in rear
in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out
Currently 33/1 for next month’s 2000 Guineas, SEVEN HEAVENS lost his unbeaten record when failing to settle in the Dewhurst Stakes here in October. John Gosden’s Frankel colt should have matured over the winter and first-time headgear will help his concentration. Sir Dancealot came up short in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster having won the Rockingham over 6f at York before that. He’d earlier finished just behind the Ballydoyle colt Whitecliffsofdover when the latter was runner-up in a Group 3 over course and distance in September. Rodaini’s form tailed off last season having won his first four starts, including a Listed race at Doncaster, but better is expected from Majeste this year having struggled over 7f in the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster in September.
Seven Heavens 7-1 (9-1) Steadied start and awkwardly away, pulled hard and held up, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden no headway and struggling final furlong, last of 7, 5 1/4l behind Churchill (9-1) at Newmarket 7f Grp 1 stks (1) gd in Oct.
Sir Dancealot (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, no impression final furlong, 6th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Rivet (9-1) at Doncaster 1m Grp 1 (1) gd in Oct.
Whitecliffsofdover (USA) 2-1 (8-13) 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind National Defense (8-13) at Chantilly 1m Grp 1 (1) gd in Oct.
Rodaini (USA) 25-1 (8-10) Forced 7wd 6-1/2, last of 14, 33 1/4l behind Oscar Performance (8-10) at Santa Anita 1m gd in Nov.
Private Matter (8-12) won at Maisons-Laffitte 6f lst stks (1) sft in Oct beating Precieuse (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Miss Infinity (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 6 3/4l behind Poet's Vanity (9-0) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gf in Oct.
Majeste 5-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, no chance with front pair when lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 5 1/4l behind Rivet (9-0) at Doncaster 7f Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Sep.
Perfect Angel (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Spiritual Lady (9-0) at Newmarket 6f lst fll stks (1) gd in Oct.