chased leaders, pushed along halfway, hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
off the pace towards rear, headway when not clearest of runs over 1f out, switched left and kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders
slowly into stride, outpaced towards rear, pushed along halfway, headway far side over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders
chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong
chased leaders, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong
outpaced and always towards rear
pressed leader, ridden 2f out, hung right over 1f out, ran on under pressure to lead close home
raced towards near side rail, outpaced towards rear, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous
outpaced towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat
slight lead, ridden inside final furlong, headed towards finish
chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened soon after
started slowly and awkwardly away, always in rear
chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened soon after
chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, edged right and kept on same pace inside final furlong
mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, soon weakened
raced towards near side, never better than mid-division
The nine-year-olds HAZELRIGG and Cardinal are thrown in here on their best form. The former was a close-up fourth on good to soft ground at Thirsk in August and a repeat of that form would probably suffice. Sir Geoffrey, Oscars Journey and Rylee Mooch are others potentially well treated while Invincible Lad's second at Newcastle is among the best recent form on offer. If conditions deteriorate further, Dream Catcher would also enter the equation though his best form is over 6f. Mops Angel was running against better horses last year but her long lay-off will probably count against her.
Dream Catcher (FR) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, challenged 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 7l behind Thataboy (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) in Sep.
Dynamo Walt (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Sacha Park (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) in Sep.
Climaxfortackle (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Dwelt always towards rear, 12th of 15, 9l behind Smokethatthunders (9-2) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Mops Angel 16-1 (8-7) Slow into stride towards rear, never a factor, 7th of 8, 19l behind Pretty Flemingo (8-7) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct '13.
Hazelrigg (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Haajes (9-5) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impresssion over 1f out, 8th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Go Go Green (8-8) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Cardinal 5-1 (9-8) Raced in centre, off the pace towards rear, never involved, 9th of 11, 14l behind Lady Phill (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Oscars Journey 5-2fav (11-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Pharoh Jake (11-4) at Windsor 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Pieman's Girl 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 7l behind Findhorn Magic (9-4) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Queen Aggie (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Raced wide, always towards rear, 10th of 12, 8l behind Diamonds A Dancing (8-7) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Rylee Mooch 3-1 (9-8) Chased winner, ridden halfway, outpaced approaching final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Irish Girls Spirit (9-3) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Invincible Lad (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Pavers Star (9-1) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
New Decade 16-1 (9-4) Missed break, held up, headway on inside 3f out, ridden and lost place from 2f out, 9th of 10, 11l behind Spiraea (9-9) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Look Here's Al 12-1 (9-2) Held up, hampered over 4f out, ridden and effort 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 7l behind Fantasy Justifier (9-6) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Picc of Burgau 4-1 (9-9) Held up in rear on near side rail, never on terms, 8th of 10, 8l behind Pharoh Jake (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Shirley's Pride 25-1 (8-0) Slowly into stride, outpaced towards rear and never on terms, last of 17, 20l behind Mon Brav (8-13) at Nottingham 6f hcp (3) gf.
Finflash (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 12l behind Ganymede (9-8) at Salisbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.