steadied start, keen, held up and behind, switched right and good headway near side of group chasing leaders over 1f out, ridden to challenge and hung left inside final furlong, not go through with effort
Tim Easterby runs four led by Father Bertie who has won the last two renewals off higher marks, though arrived in better form on both previous occasions. He’s still preferred to Silvery Moon and recent winners Off Art and Ventura Secret, who both step up in class. Mon Beau Visage and Zodiakos won qualifying events for this in August and beat several of these in the process but KHAMAARY makes more appeal. The dual course winner struggled from a wide draw at Chester last time but won a classified race on the Turf at Lingfield earlier and Mark Johnston’s filly should be thereabouts at the finish in this company.
Khamaary (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Penwortham (8-0) at Chester 1m hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Mon Beau Visage (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 16, 8 1/2l behind Addeybb (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Zodiakos (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 12 1/2l behind King's Pavilion (9-2) at Carlisle 1m hcp (3) hvy in Sep.
Silvery Moon (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Fastar (8-11) at Haydock 1m hcp (3) hvy in Sep.
Father Bertie 9-2 (9-8) Chased leader until ridden over 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 13 1/2l behind Kynren (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp (4) sft in Sep.
Palmerston 12-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, effort towards far side over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held near finish, 5th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Mon Beau Visage (10-4) at Redcar 1m hcp (4) gf in Aug.
Rashford's Double (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, driven to lead inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, kept on until headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Fayez (9-4) at Newcastle 1m hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Zeshov (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Cool Team (9-3) at Newcastle 1m hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Woody Bay 40-1 (8-9) Held up tracking leaders, headway near side of group chasing leaders over 1f out, disputing 2nd briefly inside final furlong, one pace in 3rd, no chance with winner, 3rd of 10, 3 3/4l behind Kynren (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp (4) sft in Sep.
Off Art 5-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Doncaster 1m stks (5) sft in Sep beating Fire Palace (10-11) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Ventura Secret (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden out, won at Carlisle 1m hcp (5) hvy in Sep beating Jay Kay (9-6) by 1/2l, 12 ran.