led, headed halfway, led again 2f out, quickened clear final furlong
tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong
close up, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, chased clear winner inside final furlong
close up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, kept on final furlong
taken to post early, keen pressed winner, led halfway, ridden and headed 2f out, faded inside final furlong
None of these inspire confidence but BELLE MEADE has been competing in higher grade handicaps this year and gets a tentative vote tonight. Warsaw Road hasn’t progressed as expected having ended last year with a double over 7f while Winklemann’s recent second at Windsor came over 6f. Family Fortunes has failed to build on an earlier neck defeat at Wetherby while In The Red’s earlier success came on the all-weather and Good Authority hasn’t raced since 2015.
Belle Meade (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 6th of 9, 5 3/4l behind Dark Intention (8-9) at York 7f hcp fll (3) gf in Jun.
In The Red (IRE) 11-1 (9-10) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Buridan (9-5) at Newmarket 6f hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Family Fortunes 12-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Epic Challenge (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in Jul.
Good Authority (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Pulled hard towards rear, under pressure over 3f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 6 1/2l behind Crazy Chic (9-9) at Kempton 7f hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Winklemann (IRE) 80-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, behind, went to far side halfway, good headway chasing leaders on far rail over 2f out, went 2nd 2f out, strong challenge near finish, just failed, 2nd of 15, shd behind Vegas Boy (9-13) at Windsor 6f hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Warsaw Road (IRE) 9-1 (9-13) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Perfect Hustler (9-3) at Ascot 7f hcp (4) gf in Jul.