slow into stride, soon pushed along, in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
in touch, ridden over 1f out, no impression
dwelt, held up, short of room over 3f out, never on terms
tracked leaders, ridden and slightly hampered over 1f out, kept on one pace
made most, ridden and edged right over 1f out, ran on
close up, ridden and slightly hampered over 1f out, no impression final furlong
raced wide tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out
towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never a factor
mainly chased winner, ridden and switched right over 1f out, kept on one pace
Hidden Spell began with a narrow defeat over 6f here when headed close home but hasn't made the expected progress. Mecca's Hot Steps looked a likely future winner when headed close home at Doncaster in May but has been finding little at the business end in recent races. SEAS OF ELZAAM started favourite for his debut over 6f at Catterick but looked in need of experience. He showed up nicely and normal progress can see him recover losses. Jeanie B never got involved over 6f at Salisbury but stayed on well and though dropping back in trip this is a much stiffer track. Spirit Of The Sky has a very speedy pedigree and is one to keep an eye on in the market.
Joshua R (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 5 3/4l behind Bond's Boy (9-1) at Redcar 6f stks (5) gf in Aug.
Seas Of Elzaam (IRE) 3-1fav (9-3) In touch, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Arriba Arriba (9-3) at Catterick 6f stks (5) gf in Sep.
Apache Bay 12-1 (9-0) Prominent, effort over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 9th of 10, 5 1/2l behind Lady Fanditha (9-0) at Nottingham 5f fll stks (5) gs in Apr.
Belle Voci Hellvelyn filly out of Oricano.
Hidden Spell (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 5l behind Brookside Banner (9-0) at Haydock 6f fll stks (5) sft in Sep.
Jeanie B 40-1 (9-0) Went right start, mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 14, 10 1/4l behind Star In The Making (9-0) at Salisbury 6f fll stks (4) gf in Sep.
Mecca's Hot Steps 11-2 (9-3) Not much room and went left start, handy, switched right when stands side over 1f out, unable to trouble winner on far side, 2nd of 9, 3 1/4l behind Ventura Flame (9-9) at Carlisle 5f (5) hvy in Aug.
Orange Justice 20-1 (8-11) Loose before start, keen early, prominent when short of room after 1f, lost place 3f out, behind final 2f, eased final furlong, last of 6, 22 1/4l behind Moon Of Love (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f stks (5) pol in Sep.
Sassy Lassy (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 8 1/4l behind Probable Cause (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f stks (5) pol in May.
Spirit Of The Sky Swiss Spirit filly out of Clouds Rest.