slowly into stride, always in rear
slowly into stride, always behind
mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
chased leaders, every chance over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong
mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, never a threat
slowly into stride, behind, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on well
made all, strongly challenged over 2f out, stayed on strongly
tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge
prominent, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
in touch, lost place over 5f out
Straight Ash was placed yet again when third at Leicester and others are preferred. Greengage went close at Ayr last time but that was over 1m2f and ONE TO GO makes more appeal. The latter has slipped further down the handicap this year and looks set to finally take advantage having been beaten by only a neck at Pontefract last time. The veteran Graceful Act was placed over today’s trip at Carlisle when ahead of Lukoutoldmakezebak while Canoodling is the least exposed and drops down a grade.
Straight Ash (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Mid-division, driven over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on under pressure on outside final furlong, snatched 3rd post, nearest finish, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Cape Cyclone (8-12) at Leicester 1m hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Hitman 25-1 (9-8) In rear, ridden and outpaced on outside when rider dropped whip 2f out, never able to challenge, 12th of 14, 7 1/2l behind Inner Circle (9-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Mr Sundowner (USA) 14-1 (10-7) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 15, 8 1/4l behind Grandscape (10-2) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Canoodling 5-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, held up mid-division, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, never able to challenge, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 14 1/4l behind Northern Lyte (8-12) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp fll (5) gf in Jul.
One To Go 4-1cfav (8-12) Led 2f, tracked leader, led again 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 10, nk behind Li Kui (9-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Greengage (IRE) 15-2 (9-9) Held up in last pair, steady headway between horses from 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Neileta (9-4) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Effernock Fizz (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Led, slight mistake 3rd, joined 4f out, headed approaching 3 out where not fluent, soon no extra, 5th of 11, 19 3/4l behind Quantatmental (11-6) at Bellewstown 2m 1f gd in Jul.
Graceful Act 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Thorntoun Care (10-7) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Lukoutoldmakezebak 11-1 (8-7) Led until over 1f out, soon rallied, no extra closing stages, 4th of 15, 3 3/4l behind Dutch Coed (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Happy Hannah (IRE) 28-1 (8-4) Soon behind, outpaced over 2f out, ridden 1f out, never involved, 11th of 14, 5 1/2l behind Kodimoor (8-12) at Beverley 7f hcp (6) gf in Jul.