tracked leader stands side, ridden inside final furlong, kept on
tracked leader far side, led over 1f out and overall leader, kept on
mid-division stands side, headway over 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong
towards rear stands side, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
tracked leaders far side, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on
tracked leaders stands side, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
chased leader stands side, ridden to lead stands side over 1f out, kept on and just held by far side
in rear stands side, effort over 1f out, one pace
always towards rear stands side
led far side and overall leader, ridden and headed by far side over 1f out, kept on
held up mid-division stands side, pushed along over 1f out, kept on same pace
led stands side, headed over 1f out by stands side, weakened inside final furlong
mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
Four of these are previous course and distance winners but Paul Hanagan rides George Bowen in preference to the returning Right Touch. Along with Richard Fahey, three other trainers are double-handed with Danny Tudhope choosing the once-useful Out Do ahead of David O’Meara’s other runner Intisaab. Above The Rest ended last season with a wide-margin victory at Chester, though that was over 7f. PIPERS NOTE has won five times here in nine previous visits, including this race in 2015. Now with the in-form Ruth Carr, he ran a cracker when third in a Listed contest at Doncaster on his reappearance and can reverse October running at York with Intisaab on 5lb better terms.
Orion's Bow 12-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 15th of 23, 11 1/4l behind Brando (9-10) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Intisaab 14-1 (9-9) Held up, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at York 6f hcp (2) gd in Oct beating Lexington Abbey (9-1) by nk, 20 ran.
Above The Rest (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, quickened clear, very easily, won at Chester 7f hcp (3) gs in Sep beating Intransigent (9-7) by 7l, 12 ran.
Out Do 16-1 (9-7) Held up, mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 7 3/4l behind Kimberella (9-10) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Right Touch 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Steel Train (9-4) at Newcastle 7f hcp (2) pol in Dec.
Pipers Note 33-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 4 1/4l behind Tupi (9-5) at Doncaster 6f lst stks (1) gs in Apr.
Muntadab (IRE) 13-2jfav (9-6) Prominent far side group, led 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 22, 1/2l behind Wentworth Falls (9-1) at Doncaster 6f hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Venturous (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 7th of 14, 4 3/4l behind Hawatif (8-2) at Goodwood 7f hcp stks (2) gf in Jul.
Distant Past 12-1 (9-7) Soon pushed along chasing leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon hung left, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, hung left again well inside final furlong, went 2nd final strides, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Sir Billy Wright (8-12) at Southwell 5f hcp (3) pol in Feb.
Red Pike (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Led, headed over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 12 1/2l behind Tatlisu (8-12) at Newcastle 6f hcp (3) pol in Jan.
Reputation (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Dwelt towards rear, pushed along 2f out, never nearer, 5th of 8, 6l behind Gunmetal (8-9) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gf in Apr.
Rasheeq (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Behind, ridden over 1f out, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 13, 5 3/4l behind Edward Lewis (9-3) at Beverley 5f hcp (3) gf in Apr.
George Bowen (IRE) 13-2jfav (9-4) Dwelt, towards rear far side group, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 13th of 22, 4 1/4l behind Wentworth Falls (9-1) at Doncaster 6f hcp (3) gd in Apr.