tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, one pace
towards rear, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong
led, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, lost 2nd place inside final furlong, no extra
tracked leaders, ridden and kept on to chase winner towards finish, always held
held up mid-division and keen, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened
held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, led 1f out, soon ridden, kept on well
in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression inside final furlong
Green Zone is upped 5lb for winning in soft ground at Newmarket last time. Zain Empire was beaten less than a length on that occasion and Robert Cowell's colt would have been fancied to turn the tables on slightly better terms had he not been entered here yesterday as well. Orion's Bow could only manage fourth off today's mark at Wolverhampton having won at Lingfield earlier while Tercel ran a shocker when starting favourite at the track having scored over course and distance before that. SPECIAL MISS is a course winner but has yet to encounter testing ground. She's handicapped to go close if handling conditions, however, so gets the nod.
Zain Empire 15-8fav (9-6) Held up in touch, closed over 3f out, led well over 1f out, soon edged left and ridden, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Green Zone (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Orion's Bow 9-2 (9-0) Raced keenly, tracked leading pair, pushed along 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, 3rd and no quicken inside final furlong, weakened and lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Mazaaher (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4).
Tercel (IRE) 11-4fav (8-13) Switched right start, keen held up in rear, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 9, 19l behind Between Wickets (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Weekendatbernies (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Held up behind in touch, driven 3f out, switched inside and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Si Senor (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Green Zone (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Prominent, challenged going well 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Zain Empire (9-6) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Special Miss 6-1 (8-3) Slowly into stride, took keen hold tracking leading trio, 3rd halfway, switched left 2f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, no chance with leading duo, dropped to 4th inside final furlong, last of 4, 4 1/2l behind Croquembouche (10-0) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Blue Bounty 4-1 (9-6) Raced wide in touch, headway 3f out, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed and lost two places towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Heska (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.