chased leaders, led over 3f out, headed final furlong, stayed on towards finish
behind, never dangerous
led, headed over 3f out, ridden inside final furlong, not quicken
prominent on outer, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
chased leaders on outer, ridden over 3f out, kept on to lead 1f out, driven out
behind and outpaced
chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
chased leaders, lost place over 3f out
UNCLE BRIT is put forward to fly the flag here at the main expense of Nchike and Iron Out. Course and distance winner Echo Dancer also has claims. Sir Mark Prescott's three-year-old has looked much improved recently and is a very speedy sort. He'll need to get off to a decent start here but he looked a decent type when last seen here and any improvement should see him go close. It should be fairly close out at the front with Nchike expected to be the selections biggest danger. The David Nicholls-trained gelding has been running with credit recently without winning and deserves respect here. He has not tasted victory for almost a year now but on the evidence of his recent form he should be capable of making the money. Iron Out followed up a win at Leicester with an impressive effort when runner up over course and distance last time out. He runs off the same mark today and should again give a good account for himself, although he is likely to be held by the two earlier mentioned. A market check is strongly advised for this race but we will side with Uncle Brit.
Echo Dancer 40-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Simon Gray (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Miss Perfectionist 25-1 (9-7) Awkward start, always in rear, never on terms, struggling from halfway, 11th of 12, 28l behind Lujeanie (9-5) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.
Iron Out (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Led, ridden 3f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, no extra final strides, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Swiss Art (8-9) at Southwell 1m 3yo clm stks (5) fbs.
Nchike 11-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened halfway, 7th of 10, 18l behind Arizona John (9-2) at Redcar 1m 3yo & 4yo sll (5) fm.
Uncle Brit 25-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, kept on well, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Peter's Gift (8-11) at Southwell 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in May.
Nimmy's Special 100-1 (8-11) Always in rear, last of 15, well behind General Zhukov (8-10) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Highly Acclaimed 16-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, kept on same pace final 2f, 5th of 13, 9l behind Kingsmaite (8-13) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jun.
Inside Knowledge (USA) 66-1 (8-0) Always in rear, 10th of 11, 21l behind Pride Of Kings (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm in May.