raced wide, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong
raced wide towards rear, ridden and weakened 3f out
dwelt pushed along and close up after 1f, chased winner over 1f out, soon ridden and unable to quicken, no extra and edged left final furlong
slowly into stride, in rear, plenty to do 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach winner
close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out
pushed along towards rear, never a factor
tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, held when short of room over 1f out, soon switched right, kept on same pace
towards rear, short-lived effort over 1f out
tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, one pace and lost 2nd towards finish
in rear, outpaced 3f out, tailed off
in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out
always towards rear
made most, driven out
It's hard to know what to make of Straight Away after his victory at Redcar as he travelled well for most of the way before eventually scrambling home. This is his handicap debut and he wouldn't need much more to land the spoils. Medici Moon won here last month but is now 8lb higher and Sunnua looks to have more of a chance after a comfortable victory at Nottingham. Samphire Coast is getting closer to winning again while Shearian, who completed a track and trip hat-trick at the beginning of the year, is slipping closer to his last winning mark. BOOTS AND SPURS has won nine times and his recent runs on Turf point to his obvious chance back on this surface as he's 13lb lower. With his regular partner on board, he's taken to land victory number 10.
Zaeem 8-1 (9-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 9 1/4l behind Multicultural (9-4) at Yarmouth 7f hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Livella Fella (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Led, headed just over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 14, 14 1/2l behind The Eagle's Nest (9-3) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Straight Away 6-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, headway to lead narrowly inside final 2f, ridden and edged left under pressure inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, won at Redcar 7f mdn stks (5) sft in Oct beating Vive La Difference (9-5) by nk, 12 ran.
Red Touch (USA) 20-1 (9-7) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not pace to trouble leaders, 6th of 12, 3 1/4l behind Luang Prabang (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Cadeaux Boxer 9-1 (9-7) Chased leader, led after 1f, ridden and headed just over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 6 1/4l behind What A Welcome (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Hernando Torres 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 13, 6 1/4l behind Newmarket Warrior (9-1) at Newcastle 1m hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Shearian 16-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 8, 9 3/4l behind Muqarred (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Rebel State (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final 100 yards, not pace of winner, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Rey Loopy (9-4) at Newcastle 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Samphire Coast 5-1 (9-9) Slowly away, held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Mach One (9-7) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Dream Magic (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, 7 1/2l behind Medicean El Diablo (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Sunnua (IRE) 17-2 (8-13) Off the pace in 7th, steady headway 4f out, tracking leaders when not clear run and switched right over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led and quickened clear inside final furlong, won at Nottingham 1m hcp (6) gd in Nov beating Break The Silence (8-12) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
American Patrol (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, last of 13, 34 3/4l behind Mirzam (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp (6) gs in May.
Medici Moon 11-4fav (9-4) Led, driven 3f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Power Home (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (6) pol in Oct.
Boots And Spurs 7-1fav (9-5) Prominent, every chance over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 20, 7l behind What's The Story (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp (3) sft in Nov.