held up in rear, taken wide briefly before 1st (normal 2nd), went remote 4th before 2 out
held up in rear, lost touch well before 2 out, pulled up before last
chased winner, not fluent 2nd, lost 2nd before 2 out, soon weakened
took keen hold, mid-division, went 3rd before 2 out, kept on same pace last, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner
chased leaders, went 2nd before 2 out, jockey dropped whip before last, no impression on winner, lost 2nd towards finish
made all, ridden clear flat, unchallenged
held up in 5th, not fluent 3rd, ridden and weakened well before 2 out
Guardia Top has looked nothing special in her three runs to date over hurdles but is probably improving and has experience on her side. The other filly, Is Fantastic, didn’t show much on the Flat so is probably best watched here. By Sir Percy, GABRIEL OAK cost 45,000gns. He only managed two runs on the level but should enjoy the easy conditions here and his sire has produced plenty of useful hurdlers. Pop The Cork looked wayward on more than one occasion when running on the Flat.
Dequall 100-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 12, 30 3/4l behind Turgenev (9-8) at Newmarket 1m stks (4) gd in Oct.
Exchequer (FR) 33-1 (8-11) Raced wide towards rear, pushed along and weakened 2f out, 10th of 12, 28 3/4l behind Cape Victory (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp (4) gf in Sep.
Gabriel Oak 66-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, no impression when lost 3rd 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 5 1/4l behind Arabist (9-5) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (4) sft in Sep.
Pop The Cork 16-1 (9-1) Raced keenly tracking leaders, hung badly left on bend and nearly ran off the course 6f out, behind and no chance after, eased, 6th of 7, dist behind Summer Moon (9-10) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (5) gd in May.
Champagne Terri (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, soon disputed lead, led from 4th and quickly went on, bad mistake 6th, reduced lead and slight mistake 3 out, soon headed and no extra, 9th of 13, 22l behind Laura Bullion (10-5) at Down Royal 2m mdn gd in Aug.
Guardia Top (FR) 11-4fav (10-8) Held up in touch, headway 4 out, tracked leaders next, jumped left and mistake last, no extra, 2nd of 9, 13l behind Sizing Tara (12-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp (5) gs in Sep.
Is Fantastic (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden and no impression in rear of mid-division under 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 8 3/4l behind Bigger And Better (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m hcp Yielding in Sep.
Geyser 40-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 37 3/4l behind Trouble Shooter (8-11) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (6) sft in Aug.
Justice Shallow (FR) 150-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, struggling 3 out, tailed off next, 8th of 9, dist behind Lady Shanawell (10-5) at Cartmel 2m 1f (4) gs in Aug.