made all, clear over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, held on towards finish
tracked winner, ridden inside final furlong, held towards finish
mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out
held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place inside final furlong
tracked leaders, ridden and one pace from 1f out
slowly away, held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous
held up mid-division, faded inside final furlong
dwelt in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on and no impression
British Embassy was ahead of The King's Steed when winning at Beverley last month but ran no sort of race at Ripon only two days later. Josh Doyle steered both La Havrese and City Of Night to their recent wins in lower grade contests but sticks with the latter for this while Pickett's Charge finished closer at Thirsk last time and should be spot-on now having only his third start of the season. But MIDLIGHT (NAP) was only narrowly beaten at Ripon last time having plummeted down the weights in the last year and Richard Whitaker’s charge finally looks set to open his account off his current mark.
British Embassy (IRE) 5-1fav (10-4) Tracked leaders, every chance over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 10 3/4l behind Furiant (9-5) at Ripon 1m hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Mime Dance 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, 12th of 16, 4 3/4l behind Art Obsession (9-3) at Doncaster 6f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
City Of Night (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, held on close home, won at Beverley 7f hcp (6) gf in Jul beating Faintly (10-0) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
John Caesar (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 15 3/4l behind La Havrese (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
The King's Steed 16-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway over 4f out, lost place over 2f out, last of 9, 24 1/4l behind Cote d'Azur (9-12) at York 1m 1f hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Shadowtime 16-1 (9-9) Towards rear, headway 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 13, 3l behind City Of Night (9-9) at Beverley 7f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Palpitation (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 3 1/4l behind Frozen Force (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Jun.
Border Bandit (USA) 25-1 (9-1) Raced wide close up, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 10, 33 1/4l behind Shouranour (9-11) at Pontefract 1m hcp (4) gf in Jun.
La Havrese (FR) 9-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, pushed along and headway when led inside final switched left off rail over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, led inside final 2f, ridden and kept on final furlong, won at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp (6) gf in Jul beating Lucky Violet (9-7) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Pickett's Charge 14-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Palmerston (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Taking Libertys 7-1 (9-1) Pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed just inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 8, 6 1/2l behind Archie's Advice (9-13) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Midlight 12-1 (8-13) With leader, led 4f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed post, 2nd of 13, shd behind Furiant (9-5) at Ripon 1m hcp (5) gd in Jul.