midfield, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon hung right, ran on well
chased leaders, every chance over 2f out, weakening when short of room over 1f out
midfield, pushed along over 3f out, never on terms
took keen hold in touch, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on well closing stages
slowly into stride, chased leaders, effort when carried right over 1f out, faded final furlong
slowly into stride, always behind
held up in rear, never a factor
led until over 3f out, soon rallied, weakened over 1f out
prominent, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened
slowly into stride, behind, headway under pressure over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never a threat
A trappy handicap and few would begrudge Dubai Dynamo a fourth career success at the track. Ruth Carr's 10-year-old continues to race with remarkable zest and it is with a heavy heart that we oppose him with AHOY THERE (NAP). Tom Tate's charge made all to win a weaker race at the beginning of the month and on the face of it, a small rise in the weights should not be enough to prevent a follow-up. Thornaby Nash had been busy throughout May and June so a recent break could have freshened him up. Father Bertie successfully graduated from maidens into handicaps and Tim Easterby's gelding has gone well at the course previously. My Single Malt was given too much to do at Chester and is surely capable of better.
Dubai Dynamo 20-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 9, 3/4l behind Finn Class (9-5) at Ayr 1m hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Lawyer (IRE) 5-1fav (9-8) In touch on outside, lost place 2f out, soon behind, eased over 1f out, last of 10, 16 1/4l behind Kalk Bay (9-2) at Chester 1m hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Thornaby Nash 15-8fav (10-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 3 1/4l behind Piccadilly Jim (8-11) at Pontefract 1m hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Johnny Cavagin 14-1 (9-9) Held up behind, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 6th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Kalk Bay (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Amood (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Led after 1f, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair inside final furlong, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 5, 4 1/4l behind Birdman (9-12) at Haydock 1m hcp (3) sft in Jul.
Roayh (USA) 25-1 (9-7) Raced keenly, led until 3f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 16 3/4l behind Correggio (8-8) at York 1m 1f hcp (4) gs in Jun.
My Single Malt (IRE) 11-2 (10-7) Held up, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 7 1/4l behind Space War (9-12) at Chester 1m hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Galvanize 50-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 26l behind Al Khan (9-10) at Ayr 7f hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Father Bertie 5-2fav (9-7) Led 1f, tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, driven to lead 1f out, stayed on, won at Catterick 7f hcp (5) gs in Jul beating Kylach Me If U Can (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Lazarus Bell 9-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 7, 12 3/4l behind Save The Bees (9-1) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Swiftly Done (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 9, 10 1/4l behind Fort Bastion (9-7) at Ayr 1m hcp (3) gd in May.
Ahoy There (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Made all, ridden 2f out, ran on gamely, won at Ripon 1m hcp (5) gd in Jul beating Steel Stockholder (9-5) by nk, 11 ran.