towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 2f out, kept on final furlong
led and keen, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon faded
in touch until lost place over 3f out
towards rear, ridden and headway 3f out, kept on final 2f
mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well
chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out
slowly away, always behind, eased from well over 1f out
towards rear, ridden and headway on outer over 2f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, always held
prominent, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
chased leaders, kept on same pace final furlong
always towards rear
chased leaders, one pace final furlong
chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace
behind, headway over 3f out, never on terms
towards rear, kept on from over 2f out, never dangerous
Plenty of these have chances in a typically competitive three-year-old handicap including Punjabi, Stainley and Davidia but the vote goes to Queen Jean. The selection was good value for her win in a similar contest at Redcar last month and off just a 6lb higher mark today has an obvious chance of following up on a surface that should bring about the necessary improvement. Pagan Crest was not beaten far on his reappearance at Leicester and has to be considered as most of the yard¿s horses have tended to improve significantly for their first start of the campaign. James Fanshawe¿s Sanctity could be of interest on her first start in a handicap stepping up to a mile for the first time on ground that should suit and he makes more appeal than Carloman, who would need to improve markedly on the form of her debut outing in this grade at Thirsk recently. The Barry Hills-trained Aurora Jane could be anything but would probably prefer a faster surface and of more interest may be recent Newcastle winner Punjabi, although he too is probably better on faster ground. James Bethell¿s Stainley looks to be going the right way and could be of interest but may need dropping a few more pounds, while it will be interesting to see what Davidia achieves on his first start on turf since July. There are no problems with the surface for Queen Jean though and she gets the vote.
Aurora Jane (FR) 9-1 (8-6) With leader, led briefly 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Miss Patricia (9-7) at Lingfield 7f mdn aut stk (6) pol in Mar.
Stainley (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Diamond de Triano (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp (5) sft in May.
Briery Blaze 100-1 (7-12) Raced centre, chased leaders over 4f, 21st of 23, 19l behind Expensive (8-11) at Newbury 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Sept.
Pagan Crest 9-1 (8-3) Held up, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 2l behind Pleasing (8-9) at Leicester 1m 3yo hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Punjabi 25-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to dead heat on line, won at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp (6) gf in May deadheating with Moody Tunes (9-2), 14 ran.
Moon Melody (GER) 40-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 17l behind Barodine (9-3) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Lady Duxyana 100-1 (8-12) Started slowly, always in rear, 14th of 15, 9l behind Bosset (8-12) at Newbury 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft in May.
October Ben 33-1 (8-5) Chased leaders over 4f, 9th of 12, 10l behind Master Pegasus (9-3) at Newbury 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft in May.
Queen Jean 40-1 (8-12) Made all, ridden over 2f out, kept on well, won at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp (6) gd in May beating Mystic Storm (9-4) by 3/4l, 17 ran.
Kasumi 12-1 (8-10) In touch and keen, lost place over 3f out, soon ridden, never dangerous, last of 11, 10l behind Deira (9-4) at W'hampton 7f 3yo hcp (5) pol in May.
Sanctity 12-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 14, 7l behind Days of My Life (8-13) at Folkestone 7f mdn stk (5) gf in Apr.
Carloman 11-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 8th of 16, 19l behind Moody Tunes (9-2) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp (6) hvy in May.
Noble Minstrel 25-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden 3 out, no impression, 7th of 11, 10l behind Canina (8-9) at W'hampton 6f 3yo mdn (5) pol in Feb.
Catabound (USA) 22-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, some late headway, never troubled leaders, 9th of 15, 12l behind Loyal Royal (9-0) at Salisbury 6f mdn stk (4) frm in May.
Million All Day (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 11, 9l behind It's A Dream (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn (5) pol in Dec.
Emotive 15-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, chased leader over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Leicester 1m 3yo clm (5) gs in May beating Lucys Lady (7-12) by 3l, 11 ran.
Davidia (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Prominent on outer, chased leader 3f out, ridden, every chance 1f out, not quicken, one pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 3l behind Lii Najma (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp (6) pol in May.