tracked leaders, led 2f out, ran on
towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never on terms
led 1f, tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed 2f out, kept on one pace
tracked leaders, pusged along over 2f out, kept on same pace
went right start, raced wide tracked leaders, weakened 4f out
towards rear, headway over 2f out, no impression final furlong
in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on final furlong
held up, pushed along 3f out, not trouble leaders
led after 1f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
Strange to see the once-useful Top Notch Tonto contesting an amateur riders' handicap off a mark of 71 but there have been no signs of a breakthrough this term. In contrast, a number have been in consistent form at or around this level, one of whom is course and distance winner RAILPORT DOLLY. David Barron's filly maintains her form with great credit and a recent third at Ripon on Saturday behind Anna Bunina reads well. Bollin Joan pops up regularly enough and should give Emily Easterby a good spin, while Thorntoun Care is consistent in these events and respected. Regal Director is noted for the Watson and Hampson combination that's gone well in such races this term.
Regal Director (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Just off the pace in 5th, headway towards inside 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 7 1/2l behind Seinesational (9-4) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Ventura Gold (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Jackhammer (9-0) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Capton 7-1 (9-5) Pushed along leaving stalls, chased leaders, not clear run and lost place 2f out, hampered inside final furlong, no impression, 7th of 8, 8 3/4l behind Tukhoom (9-7) at Pontefract 1m hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Thomas Cranmer (USA) 11-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure, outpaced final 110 yards, 4th of 9, 3 3/4l behind Gossip Column (10-0) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Bollin Joan 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, never able to challenge, 5th of 9, 7 3/4l behind December Second (9-9) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (4) gf in Aug.
Thorntoun Care 7-2fav (10-6) In rear, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 16, 3 1/4l behind Breathable (10-6) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Firby (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Keen held up, wide and headway 6f out, soon track leaders, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 16, 10 1/4l behind Breathable (10-6) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Quoteline Direct 5-1 (9-9) Mid-division, headway 6f out, went 2nd over 2f out until over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 6 1/4l behind Dawn Breaking (8-9) at Pontefract 1m hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Squire 25-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 15 1/2l behind Muraaqeb (9-5) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Railport Dolly 5-1 (9-9) Held up in touch, every chance 2f out, soon pushed along, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Anna Bunina (9-4) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp fll (4) sft in Aug.
Top Notch Tonto (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up behind, driven over 2f out, soon ridden and outpaced, never on terms, 6th of 9, 5 3/4l behind Gossip Column (10-0) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Monsieur Jimmy 12-1 (9-12) Behind, headway on outside over 4f out, driven 3f out, soon beaten, 13th of 16, 13 1/4l behind Lukoutoldmakezebak (8-13) at Ripon 1m hcp (6) gs in Aug.