prominent, led halfway, headed inside final furlong, kept on under pressure
held up in rear but in touch, hampered over 2f out, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, nearest finish
held up, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on well
chased leaders, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace
in touch, hampered over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on
tracked leaders, every chance over 2f out, stayed on same pace
chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
led until halfway, broke down and pulled up over 2f out
held up, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened
MUSCIKA (NAP) was beaten in a Class 2 claimer at York last time but had gone close in a handicap at Thirsk before that. David O’Meara’s charge looks worthy of another chance in this given he beat last year’s winner The Armed Man, Pipers Note and Royal Prospect at Thirsk and should confirm superiority. He’s also preferred to stablemate Gymkhana while Galloway Hills won at York last month but fast going is a worry for him and Citron Major’s earlier success at the latter track came over 7f.
Muscika 2-1fav (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Raucous (10-0) at Yarmouth 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Lahore (USA) 50-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, last of 6, 12 1/2l behind Brando (9-4) at Hamilton 6f stks (2) sft in Jun.
Citron Major 12-1 (9-1) In rear, struggling over 2f out, well beaten and hanging right over 1f out, last of 12, 4 3/4l behind Raydiance (9-2) at Redcar 7f hcp (3) gd in Jun.
Pipers Note 8-1 (9-5) Led 1f, tracked leaders, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Bossipop (8-12) at Ripon 6f hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Royal Prospect (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 9, 9 1/4l behind Pennsylvania Dutch (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp (3) gf in Jul.
The Armed Man 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, staying on in 3rd when hampered inside final furlong, no danger after, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Pennsylvania Dutch (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Galloway Hills 3-1fav (9-5) Prominent, not clear run entering final furlong, no extra after, 5th of 10, 6l behind Cartmell Cleave (8-12) at Doncaster 6f hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Prince Ahwahnee 8-1 (9-7) Chased leader until inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 5 1/4l behind Harome (9-7) at Ayr 5f hcp (4) gf in Jul.
East Street Revue 15-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, lost place 2f out, soon outpaced, ridden over 1f out, stayed on into narrow 3rd inside final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Only Spoofing (9-1) at Beverley 5f hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Gymkhana 16-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, hung left weakened and lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Aces (9-12) at Chester 1m stks (4) gd in Jun.