in touch, headway and switched right over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go 2nd towards finish
tracked leader, ridden 2f out, soon weakened
towards rear, slightly outpaced after 2f, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders
raced wide close up, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, weakened final furlong
slow into stride, in rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on, nearest finish
raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong
soon led, 2 lengths clear 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2 places towards finish
close up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on to lead inside final furlong, pushed out
The older horses have not been in the best of form so the focus falls on in-form three-year-olds, both of whom have obliged on soft ground. Springwood Drive, off the mark at Haydock this month, should improve again after just five runs but DANCING RAVE is just preferred as 6f on soft ground rate her optimum conditions and she ran a good second in a better race last time at Carlisle. Prior to which she'd landed two of her previous three starts on soft. Esprit De Corps rates best of the older horses with Fallon booked but has been running over further but Mr Waygu signalled better times may be on the horizon last time after a fallow period.
Saluti (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Pressed leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 3/4l behind Gabrial The Devil (9-12) at Haydock 6f hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Another Angel (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 10, 3l behind Boy In The Bar (9-13) at Ayr 6f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Esprit De Corps 14-1 (8-10) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 15, 3 3/4l behind Shawaamekh (9-6) at Thirsk 7f hcp (3) gs in Aug.
Dancing Rave 13-2 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Cale Lane (10-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Juanito Chico (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and one pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4 1/4l behind Rock The Cradle (9-3) at Sandown 1m hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Mr Wagyu (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Betsey Trotter (9-11) at Redcar 6f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Militia 12-1 (9-7) Pressed leader, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 8, 6l behind Move In Time (9-12) at Pontefract 5f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Springwood Drive 11-10fav (9-2) Chased leaders, driven to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Haydock 5f hcp fll (5) sft in Aug beating Celerity (8-7) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Magic City (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, driven and kept on inside final furlong, never near leaders, 7th of 13, 6 3/4l behind International Man (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp (5) gs in Aug.