tracked leader, every chance over 1f out and throughout final furlong, kept on under pressure, just failed
held up in touch, effort over 2f out, soon no impression
led, hard driven over 2f out, strongly challenged throughout final furlong, all out, just held on
steadied start, in rear but in touch, headway over 2f out, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, never a threat
keen, tracked leaders, driven well over 2f out, soon one pace, faded final furlong
Ben Robinson’s allowance gives FIRST FLIGHT a slight edge over Anif in this. The latter went close over today’s trip at Newbury before struggling back over a mile at the same track but the selection finished third at Newcastle on his latest start and could be the one to side with. The remainder have little chance on these terms though Slaithwaite is weighted to beat Royal Liberty and Highwayman and should do so having placed at Ripon on a couple of occasions last month.
First Flight (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, kept on, no impression in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Autretot (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Jun.
Highwayman 25-1 (8-7) Always behind, 14th of 15, 19 1/4l behind Dutch Coed (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Anif (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 12 1/2l behind Ragstone View (10-10) at Newbury 1m hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Royal Liberty 40-1 (9-4) In rear, short of room approaching final furlong, never a factor, 13th of 15, 7 3/4l behind Stormin Norman (9-10) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Slaithwaite (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, beaten over 2f out, 9th of 10, 11 1/2l behind Langholm (8-13) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Jul.