mid-division, ridden inside final furlong, kept on
chased leader, challenged over 1f out, no extra towards finish
held up behind, headway entering final furlong, ran on well, nearest at finish
towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous
towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish
chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish
mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression
chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, driven out
led, ridden over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, weakened towards finish
fly lept start, in rear and outpaced, never dangerous
mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
mid-division, one pace from over 1f out
The Wispe scored on fast going at Musselburgh in September and has gone well in both starts this term so should be in the mix. Ya Halla, a winner at Nottingham last weekend, couldn't handle the penalty here on Saturday and is similarly penalised here. STAR FIRE went up 7lb for a narrow victory at Nottingham then found Goodwood a bit too sharp. She can race from 2lb lower this time and gets the nod. Reflation has only run once over this trip and was beaten a long way though he's definitely improved and looks one for the short-list. Aussie Ruler was brought with what looked a winning challenge over 6f at Doncaster but couldn't go through with his effort and faded close home - he may last longer dropped in trip.
Aussie Ruler (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) In touch, effort to press leaders over 1f out, every chance when bumped inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Crystal Malt (8-9) at Doncaster 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf in May.
The Wispe 7-1 (8-12) Soon chasing leader, every chance 2f out, went 2nd and one pace inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Lady Kyllar (9-7) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Houdini 8-1 (9-4) Switched left soon after start, pulled hard in rear, switched right 5f out and some headway, no impression final 2f, well beaten final furlong, 13th of 14, 15l behind Medicean Bliss (9-6) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Ya Halla (IRE) 11-4fav (8-11) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Whitecrest (9-9) at Lingfield 5f fll hcp (5) gf.
Star Fire 9-4fav (9-5) Bumped and pushed left start, held up off the pace in last pair, headway near side and driven over 1f out, 4th and one pace final furlong, kept on and almost snatched 3rd, 4th of 9, 5l behind Major Pusey (9-3) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Reflation 5-2fav (9-5) Chased leader, challenging from halfway, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, headed and no extra last strides, 2nd of 9, hd behind Lolita (9-4) at Chepstow 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Somedaysrdiamonds 6-1 (8-12) Prominent, led over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3l behind Star Fire (9-0) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Pixeleen 14-1 (9-0) Not much room on rail 5f out, chased leading pair, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 18l behind Cartmell Cleave (9-5) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Apr.
Magical Daze 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 17l behind Lolita (9-3) at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (5) gd in May.
Euthenia 9-1 (8-9) Led 2f, tracked leader, led again briefly 2f out, soon ridden, lost place inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 10, 9l behind Ghalib (9-7) at Salisbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Presto Boy 14-1 (9-3) In rear, switched left halfway, short lived effort over 1f out, eased final furlong, last of 12, 33l behind Crystal Malt (8-9) at Doncaster 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf in May.
Robin Hill 12-1 (8-9) Led, headed over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 12l behind Star Fire (9-0) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.