tracked leader, effort over 2f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong
held up in rear, headway over 4f out, outpaced over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, soon no impression
led, joined halfway, headed over 5f out, soon rallied, every chance throughout final 2f, stayed on gamely to lead again towards finish
chased leaders, joined leader halfway, led over 5f out, hard pressed over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong
awkward start, tracked leaders, progress on inside over 2f out, led over 1f out, strongly challenged throughout final furlong, headed and no extra close home
DISTANT CHIMES was sent off favourite over 1m4f at Wolverhampton on his reappearance earlier this week and didn’t disappoint. This longer trip should bring further improvement and he can shrug off a penalty with Sir Mark Prescott’s yard in fine form. Nearly There won a lower grade contest over track and trip last month with Jan De Heem back in fourth but Oi The Clubb Oi's ran poorly at Sandown last time having scored over today’s trip at Nottingham earlier. Donnachies Girl posted a better effort when runner-up over 1m5f at Ayr recently and may prove best of the rest.
Oi The Clubb Oi's 5-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders 6f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 20 1/4l behind Seinesational (9-4) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Seaborough (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Switched left start, never on terms, 11th of 15, 10 1/2l behind Make Good (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Donnachies Girl (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Pressed leader, led over 4f out, ridden inside final 2f, kept on when hard pressed inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Lizzie Loch (8-0) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Nearly There 12-1 (8-13) In rear, switched right and headway on outside from over 3f out, hanging left and led over 1f out, stayed on, ridden out, won at Redcar 1m 6f hcp (6) gd in Jun beating Angel Gabrial (9-7) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Jan De Heem 10-1 (9-8) Slowly away in rear, headway on inner 2f out, short of room entering final furlong, switched left and ran on towards finish, 5th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Stormin Norman (9-10) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Sweet Marmalade (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, well beaten over 2f out, 5th of 7, 10 3/4l behind Itchingham Lofte (9-2) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Distant Chimes (GER) 7-4fav (9-2) In touch, smooth progress to chase leaders over 3f out, driven to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Jul beating Charlie D (9-12) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Zamoyski 9-1 (11-8) Prominent, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, dist behind Handy Hollow (11-7) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 7f hcp (4) gs in Jun.