raced centre, tracked leader, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
tracked leaders in centre, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, eased when no chance final furlong
tracked leaders in centre, ridden 2f out, keeping on when hampered inside final furlong, stayed on
slowly into stride, held up in centre, headway under pressure and hung left from over 1f out, stayed on well final 100 yards, 3rd towards finish, going on close home
chased leaders in centre, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish
raced alone on near side rail, slight lead overall, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong
held up in centre, headway tracking leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, 2nd over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, strong challenge close home, just held
led centre group and 2nd overall, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, strongly pressed in closing stages, held on gamely, all out
No Win No Fee is up in class off a higher mark after scoring at Leicester. The same comment applies to recent Redcar winner Polar Forest and Excellent Puck remains 8lb higher than his earlier win on the July course here. Ventura Quest ran below par last time but went close at Chester before that while Chain Of Events and Thecornishcowboy are not badly handicapped but remain out of form. LUNGARNO PALACE scored on the July course back in June and has not been far away since. John Gallagher's charge gets another chance today off his current mark.
No Win No Fee 6-1 (9-5) Chased leader, led over 3f out, ridden 2f out, joined and strongly pressed well inside final furlong, stayed on gamely to assert towards finish, won at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy beating Minstrel Lad (8-10) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Chain Of Events 14-1 (9-4) Reared start, soon in mid-division, not much room after 1f, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 19, 21l behind Open Eagle (9-7) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Thecornishcowboy 33-1 (8-10) Midfield, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 9, 8l behind Anglo Irish (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Lungarno Palace (USA) 20-1 (9-5) Held up rear of mid-division, headway on outside under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 19, 2l behind Open Eagle (9-7) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Ventura Quest (USA) 50-1 (8-0) In touch, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 18th of 24, 24l behind Farquhar (8-5) at Newmarket 1m 4f her hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Excellent Puck (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up in rear of mid-division, hanging left from 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 8l behind Donny Rover (9-8) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (3) gf.
Handheld 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led 8f out until over 2f out, lost 2nd 2f out, weakened into 5th over 1f out, 5th of 9, 12l behind Dame Lucy (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Unison (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leader until 6f out, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind Donncha (9-3) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Polar Forest 13-2 (9-1) Close up, led over 2f out, pressed over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, won at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Funding Deficit (8-10) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Lady Artiste (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 9, 5l behind Hanalei Bay (9-10) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.