pulled hard early, tracking leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, weakened closing stages
chased leaders, driven halfway, weakened over 1f out
awkward start, mid-division, headway well over 2f out, soon weakened
slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, never a factor
led until over 1f out, faded closing stages
tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, stayed on well
chased leader, effort over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong
chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon every chance, no extra towards finish
dwelt, mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong
tracked leader, effort well over 1f out, faded final furlong
mid-division, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, eased over 1f out
No recent winning form on offer with only a token vote going to QORTAAJ having been beaten a head at Leicester a week ago. Caeser The Gaeser was a length behind the winner over 7f at the same meeting at Leicester and El Principe has been thereabouts off today’s mark recently. Jebel Tara was placed at Carlisle on his penultimate start while Aussie Ruler continues to slip down the weights still looking for his first success and Saltarello has won only a maiden so far in 28 outings.
Cool Strutter (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 7 1/4l behind City Of Night (9-9) at Beverley 7f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Jebel Tara 12-1 (9-12) Towards rear and outpaced, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 12th of 14, 20 1/2l behind Mister Royal (8-9) at Catterick 7f hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Aussie Ruler (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Etienne Gerard (9-10) at Windsor 6f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Qortaaj 12-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on and held close home, 2nd of 11, hd behind Peter Park (9-6) at Leicester 6f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Run Rio Run (IRE) 2-1jfav (9-5) Keen tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Bay Mirage (9-5) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (6) gd in Jul.
Saltarello (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 11 1/4l behind Toffee Apple (8-4) at Hamilton 1m hcp (6) gs in Jul.
El Principe 4-1 (9-4) Took keen hold tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, keeping on one pace when slightly hampered inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Charava (9-10) at Ayr 7f hcp (6) gs in Jul.
The Armed Man 9-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway when not much room 2f out, stayed on, never on terms, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Poppy In The Wind (9-10) at Beverley 5f hcp (6) sft in Jul.
Caeser The Gaeser (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind White Flag (11-5) at Leicester 7f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
A J Cook (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, every chance inside final furlong, one pace in 4th towards finish, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Perfect Words (11-0) at Ayr 5f hcp (6) gs in Jul.
Amis Reunis 50-1 (8-10) Reared start, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7 1/4l behind Spirit of Zebedee (9-2) at Catterick 6f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Jessie Allan (IRE) 80-1 (8-2) Pushed along and struggling 3f out, always in rear, last of 8, 24 3/4l behind La Havrese (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp (6) gf in Jul.