towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no extra final furlong
mid-division, headway over 2f out, staying on last 75 yards when short of room, soon eased
led, soon clear, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened towards finish
slowly away, behind, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and edged left last 75 yards
mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on towards finish
dwelt, in rear, soon pushed along, never a factor
tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, rider dropped whip last 100 yards, kept on
tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded last furlong
Freud was engaged in the 5.30 at Nottingham yesterday so that result should be monitored as he produced his best run for a while at Beverley last time. ZAMBEASY has won over the course and distance but had been tackling longer trips until leading for a long way when last seen here in May. Now on a fair mark, he looks the one to beat. Lunar Deity has a superb strike-rate of 12-76 but has never raced over a trip this far and this is a very stiff track. Lyrica's Lion has raced twice over this trip and won both times. He's also won over 1m3f at Kempton and though all of his victories have been in Class 6 company this isn't much better. Light Of Air has been steadily dropping to a winnable mark though he's been well beaten on all visits to this track.
Zamperini (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up last, no impression in 5th when hung right and raced awkwardly over 1f out, 5th of 6, 9 1/4l behind Twenty Times (9-7) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Assanilka (FR) 7-2 (9-11) Led and set good pace, ridden and headed 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 9 1/4l behind Dashing Poet (8-13) at Haydock 7f hcp fll (5) gs in May.
Zambeasy 10-1 (9-0) Led, took keen hold, driven clear well over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon rallied, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 15, 3 1/4l behind What A Welcome (9-4) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in May.
Light Of Air (FR) 12-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to challenge for 2nd briefly inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 3rd of 5, 3 1/4l behind Trouble And Strife (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Lunar Deity 12-1 (9-7) In touch, headway 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/4l behind Pour La Victoire (9-10) at Newmarket 1m hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Duhr (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) Well behind until pulled way up on outside to chase leaders 5f out, 5th and pushed along straight, weakened 3f out, 7th of 8, 29 1/4l behind Master Of Wine (8-13) at Epsom 1m 1f stks (4) gd in Apr.
Lyrica's Lion (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, all out, won at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Jun beating Photonics (9-2) by nk, 10 ran.
Solveig's Song 22-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, never threatened leaders, 5th of 13, 7 1/2l behind Advanced Virgo (9-7) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Freud (FR) 6-1 (8-7) Stated very slowly, behind, headway on outside 3f out, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3l behind Bit Of A Quirke (8-11) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jul.