in touch, pushed along and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out
in touch in rear, pushed along over 2f out, not trouble leaders
led, headed over 4f out, remained prominent, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on one pace
slow into stride, soon close up, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong
in touch, headway to press leaders 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong
tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and faded inside final furlong
raced wide prominent, led over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on
This will take some getting in the conditions but the experience of ZEGALO should stand him in good stead. Very promising at Ascot, he couldn't peg back an earlier winner at Beverley next time but that could turn out to be a decent performance. Thai Power attracted good support at Newmarket but never got involved so Cipango looks more of a threat after an improved run at Chelmsford. French Asset looks best of the Stoute pair with Ryan Moore on board and he has a stayer's pedigree while Gibraltar, Phoenix Aquilus and Chichester were engaged in the 1.50 at Leicester yesterday.
Chichester Dansili colt out of Havant.
Gibraltar (IRE) Tamayuz colt out of Red Halo.
Nibras Wish (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Raced centre, towards rear, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never threatened leaders, 6th of 12, 3 1/4l behind Maqtal (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f mdn stks (4) gf in Sep.
Phoenix Aquilus (IRE) Slade Power colt out of Permsiri.
Purple Sandpiper 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, green and always in rear, last of 10, dist behind Higher Kingdom (9-5) at Kempton 7f stks (5) pol in Oct.
Thai Power (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Dwelt close up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 11 1/4l behind Mascat (9-0) at Newmarket 1m mdn stks (4) gd in Sep.
Zegalo (IRE) 8-11fav (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and unable to quicken entering final 2f, stayed on into 2nd final 100 yards, never going pace to challenge, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Dontaskmeagain (9-9) at Beverley 7f stks (5) sft in Sep.
Cipango 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, outpaced over 3f out, rallied over 1f out, ran on into 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Moolhim (9-5) at Chelmsford City 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
French Asset (IRE) Siyouni colt out of Blue Chip.
Screeching Dragon (IRE) 80-1 (9-2) Pulled hard in mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 18, 29 3/4l behind Escape Proof (8-11) at Leicester 7f stks (5) gd in Aug.
Waleydd Nathaniel colt out of Ta Ammol.