chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened inside final furlong
outpaced towards rear, never on terms
led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2 places near finish
slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, not reach winner
outpaced in last pair, never on terms
chased leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken near finish
awkwardly away, soon pushed along chasing leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out
chased leaders, hung left over 1f out, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, ran on well
chased leaders, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, never dangerous after
chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened inside final 2f
Show Palace failed in a bid to land hat-trick when beaten in soft ground at Catterick recently and it remains to be seen if PONTY ROYALE can defy a 6lb rise after scoring over 6f here. The latter gets a speculative vote with Plantation expected to do better making his handicap debut along with Lady Elizabeth. Black Grass has plenty to find with Show Palace on running at Catterick but the handicapper has given Whispering Soul a chance dropping her 5lb after a fourth over today's trip at Musselburgh and Anne Duffield's filly could be thereabouts.
Lady Elizabeth (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Led to halfway, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 5 1/2l behind Early Bird (9-0) at Catterick 5f mdn stks (5) gs in Oct.
Silver Springs (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 15, 9 1/4l behind Stormflower (9-2) at Windsor 5f (5) gs in Oct.
Fumbo Jumbo (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Extortion (9-5) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Ponty Royale (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Redcar 6f (6) gs in Sep beating Spirit of Zebedee (9-0) by 1l, 20 ran.
Plantation (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 10 1/4l behind Poet's Prize (9-5) at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Black Grass 4-1fav (9-5) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on into modest 4th inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 9, 5 1/4l behind Show Palace (8-11) at Catterick 5f (6) gs in Sep.
Molivias Gem 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 6 1/2l behind Explosive Power (9-5) at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Show Palace 11-4fav (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Modest (9-3) at Catterick 6f (6) sft in Oct.
Griffin Street 16-1 (8-10) Prominent in main group, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 6 1/4l behind Show Palace (8-7) at Newcastle 5f (6) gs in Aug.
Bertie Buoy 50-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 20, 7l behind Ponty Royale (9-1) at Redcar 6f (6) gs in Sep.
Midnight Robbery 40-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, switched outside over 1f out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/4l behind Rose Marmara (9-0) at Musselburgh 5f mdn stks (5) gd in Oct.
Whispering Soul (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Close up, effort when bumped entering final furlong, not clear run inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 11, 3 1/4l behind Laughton (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f (6) gf in Sep.