chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish
awkwardly away, off the pace in last pair, good headway on inside over 2f out, kept on final furlong, went never nearer 2nd towards finish
made all, ran on well
slowly into stride, behind, kept on final furlong, never nearer
rearing in stalls, last trio, kept on final furlong, nearest finish
chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, plugged on final furlong
raced keenly, chased winner until over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f
chased leaders on outside, pushed along 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
STALLONE has plenty of weight to shoulder but produced a career-best hold-up performance to score rather cosily at Nottingham just three days and can follow up here. Richard Spencer is not one to overface inmates and the Dandy Man gelding will have no ground issues having scored in the heavy in the Midlands. Stay Forever is unproven under these conditions and has been running exclusively on synthetic surfaces this year but both previous runs on Turf have been more than solid and she looks dangerous dropped to a mark of 65. Jungle Juice is consistent enough but keep a very close eye on Alicia Darcy as she makes her debut for the thriving Watson team.
Stallone (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway 3f out, pushed along 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Nottingham 6f hcp (6) hvy in Jun beating Cupid's Arrow (9-1) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Stay Forever (FR) 8-1 (8-10) Led, headed 2f out, weakened last 100 yards, 9th of 12, 5 3/4l behind Munhamek (9-0) at Kempton 7f stks (5) pol in Mar.
Jungle Juice (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, effort over 1f, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind In The Cove (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp (5) pol in Jun.
Alicia Darcy (IRE) 7-2fav (8-11) Off the pace towards rear, not clear run and switched right inside final 2f, no headway, 6th of 10, 4l behind Maid From The Mist (8-11) at Beverley 5f stks (6) gs in May.
My Law 9-2 (9-7) Towards rear and pushed along, headway final furlong, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Kennocha (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Miss Gargar 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, not much room and lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 14l behind Chance (9-8) at Chepstow 7f hcp (6) gf in May.
Grey Hare 50-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 5 3/4l behind Lysander Belle (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in May.
Anglesey Penny 100-1 (8-13) In rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 10l behind Pentland Lad (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Apr.