held up towards rear, pushed along before 5 out, weakened from 3 out
tracked leader, led before 2 out, not fluent last, kept on
soon tracked leaders and keen, one pace in 3rd from 2 out
tracked leaders, lost place before 5 out, weakened from 3 out
led, headed before 2 out, kept on and always held
in rear, soon pushed along, tailed off 4 out
SPEED CHECK, a winner at Newton Abbot and Stratford this summer, is 3lb higher than when second at Worcester latest but is still likely to be a warm order in this as Marlborough House, fourth over a longer trip here last time, is a long-standing maiden and Beyondtemptation hasn't built on her third at Wetherby last season. Alkali was tailed off on her reappearance at Perth but Stuart Crawford won't have sent her here for the good of her health.
Marlborough House 10-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, headway before 6 out, every chance 2 out, ridden before last, weakened run-in, 4th of 8, 10l behind Champion Versions (10-0) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Speed Check (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 2 out, edged left flat, stayed on same pace and no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Petrovic (11-4) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Langley House (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Held up, closed 4th, not fluent 6th or 7th, not fluent 8th, rider having tack problems and without iron after, lost touch before next, soon unseated rider, in a race won by Me And Ben (10-10) at Cartmel 2m 6f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd in Aug '13, 5 ran.
Alkali (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, mistakes, weakened 3 out, eased next, 6th of 7, well behind Blue Ridge Lane (11-9) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Beyondtemptation 100-1 (10-5) Traacked leaders in 3rd, pushed along and weakened from 4 out, 4th of 5, well behind Man Of Plenty (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) gd.
Drummers Drumming (USA) 66-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 7, well behind Volcanic Jack (10-7) at Cartmel 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.