keen tracked leaders, short of room over 1f out, switched right, ridden and ran on to press winner close home
very slowly away, raced wide headway and close up after 2f, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace
keen close up, ridden 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, never dangerous
dwelt in rear, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out
dwelt towards rear, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out
tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden out
held up, ridden and some headway over 1f out, never nearer
soon led, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened
SALAM ZAYED relished the drop in trip the last day. On his second and third runs of the season he was beaten 23l when ninth of 10 and 13.5l when last of 11. On his next and latest outing he actually went up from Class 5 to Class 4 yet scored quite snugly at Chester down in distance. He has a 6lb penalty for that success but could be any amount in front of the handicapper if repeating the level of that latest success, especially as he now drops to Class 6. Mr Strutter came home well to score at Catterick last week, tries a mile for the first time and will be dangerous if getting the trip. A mile on quick ground suited Duchess Of Avon last time and she's respected along with Baashiq.
Mr Strutter (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, switched right to widest of all over 3f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Catterick 7f hcp (6) gf in Jul beating Sfumato (9-11) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Baashiq (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) 1 cheek piece fell off soon after start, mid-division, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra closing stages, 4th of 13, 7 1/4l behind Biotic (10-7) at Sandown 1m hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Duchess Of Avon 10-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on outside, led final 100 yards, ran on well, won at Brighton 1m hcp (6) gf in Jun beating Coachella (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Admodum (USA) 25-1 (9-4) Rear of mid-division, towards rear after halfway and pushed along entering straight, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 8 1/2l behind Latchet (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp Good - Yielding in Apr.
Kings Academy 50-1 (9-6) Slowly away, behind, well beaten final 2f, 10th of 12, 15 1/4l behind Street Poet (9-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Jul.
Salam Zayed 28-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, led entering final furlong, kept on well, won at Chester 1m hcp (4) gd in Jul beating Redarna (10-5) by 1l, 12 ran.
Vincenzo Coccotti (USA) 6-1 (9-2) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden when switched outside over 1f out, went 2nd and kept on inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Chikoko Trail (9-9) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Foxy Rebel 10-1 (8-7) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Be Bold (8-11) at Musselburgh 1m hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Shamaheart (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, no impression final 110 yards, 5th of 14, 3 1/4l behind Inner Circle (9-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Lady Rouda (IRE) 22-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost place inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Blackstone Cliff (8-8) at Hamilton 1m hcp (6) gd in Jul.