tracked leader, led between 3 out and 2 out, clear approaching last
close up in 4th, ridden and hit 3 out, weakened next, tailed off
tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner between last 2, kept on one pace
led, quickened pace 7th, ridden and headed between 3 out and 2 out, weakened approaching last
Recent winners DESERT POINT and Something Brewing are likely to be thereabouts in this. The former carries a 7lb penalty for his Southwell success whereas the latter has only been raised 4lb after coming with a late burst to beat a decent field over this trip at Bangor but Keith Dalgleish’s gelding has the greater scope for improvement. Prince Khurram has already won twice here and is on a fair mark so can’t be ignored while Placedela Concorde has been quite highly tried in handicaps so far.
Desert Point (FR) 3-1fav (11-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3rd, not fluent next, led before 2 out, clear when jumped left last, easily, won at Southwell 2m hcp (4) gd in Aug beating Bobble Emerald (11-7) by 9l, 11 ran.
Cryogenics (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Not always fluent in rear, tailed off before 2 out, 9th of 11, 31 1/4l behind Desert Point (11-7) at Southwell 2m hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Prince Khurram 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway after 2 out, ridden and ran on well after last, pressed winner towards finish, just held, 2nd of 15, hd behind Outcrop (11-10) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Placedela Concorde 9-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 2 out, kept on same pace, weakened run-in, 6th of 9, 8 3/4l behind Lucky Robin (11-2) at Perth 2m hcp (3) gs in Jul.
Something Brewing (FR) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, lost place when mistake 5th, rallied to chase before 4 out, led after last, stayed on well, won at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Aug beating Ormesher (11-1) by 1l, 12 ran.