chased clear leader, closer halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out until inside final furlong, headed and no extra final 150 yards, lost 2nd final strides
raced freely led on rail and soon clear, reduced lead halfway, ridden and headed over 1f, weakened rapidly
steadied start, held up in rear, good headway on outside over 1f out, led final 150 yards, ran on well
chased leaders on rail, weakened inside final furlong
chased leaders on outside, pushed along halfway, every chance until winner quickened on final 150 yards, went 2nd close home
Queen Aya made her handicap debut in a higher grade than this at Newbury and wasn’t beaten that far in fourth with SWINLEY a length further behind. But the latter is fitted with blinkers today and may well find the improvement necessary to reverse running with Ryan Moore’s presence another positive. Queenoftheclyde is upped in class after winning at Wolverhampton while Seraphinite was narrowly beaten at Newbury last month but has failed to build on that in a couple of subsequent starts. Bartat and Crime Of Passion have both won nurseries but were beaten off today’s higher marks last time.
Seraphinite (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Angel Grey (9-0) at Windsor 6f fll stks (5) gd in Aug.
Swinley (IRE) 10-3 (9-3) Held up in 5th, outpaced over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 5th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Bushtucker Trial (9-1) at Newbury 5f (4) gs in Aug.
Port Winston (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Raced keenly, tracked leaders on inside, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, lost modest 4th inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 9 3/4l behind Endowed (9-5) at Kempton 6f (4) pol in Aug.
Queen Aya 4-1 (8-8) Chased leader, every chance 1f out, soon ridden, outpaced into 4th towards finish, 4th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Bushtucker Trial (9-1) at Newbury 5f (4) gs in Aug.
Queenoftheclyde (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway when not much room over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 5f (6) pol in Aug beating Call Me Cheers (9-7) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Bartat 11-1 (8-12) Led, soon joined, headed over 1f out, soon lost place, 7th of 8, 10 3/4l behind Insania (9-7) at Leicester 6f fll (4) gd in Aug.
Crime Of Passion (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, hard driven to challenge over 1f out, soon every chance, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind She Can Dance (9-7) at Chelmsford City 5f (4) pol in Aug.