led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out
slowly into stride, towards rear, hanging badly left over 2f out, soon switched right, well beaten over 1f out
slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out
chased leaders, challenged over 3f out, led over 2f out, clear 1f out, ran on well
prominent, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, no impression on winner from over 1f out
slowly into stride, green and soon tailed off
chased leaders, ridden over 4f out, stayed on same pace final 2f
Cliffs Of Freedom journeys over from Ireland having finished runner-up at Down Royal on his debut. That form is hard to assess with Jump The Gun setting the standard off a mark of 73 and weighted to beat Dancing Leopard. Qinwan will need to improve to figure but his yard does well here as do Sir Mark Prescott’s representatives and he runs two. Belle Rousse is bred for further but CAPLA CUBISTE is partnered by Luke Morris and the half-sister to a Grade 1 winner in North America may well be good enough to make a winning start.
American Dreamer 50-1 (9-2) Went right start, always towards rear, lost touch 2f out, 13th of 14, 26 1/4l behind Sir Boris (9-9) at Nottingham 6f stks (5) sft in Aug.
Cliffs Of Freedom (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along and some headway in 4th 2f out, soon ridden and went 2nd early final furlong, no impression on winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Natural Power (9-3) at Down Royal 7f mdn Yielding in Aug.
Evora Knights Equiano gelding out of Ewenny.
Jump The Gun (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Slowly into stride, behind, no impression until ridden and headway on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, never threatened leaders, 3rd of 10, 3 1/4l behind Stone Soldier (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f (5) pol in Sep.
Qinwan 9-4 (9-2) Tracked winner early, tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 7 1/4l behind Laikaparty (9-2) at Bath 6f stks (5) fm in Sep.
Belle Rousse Archipenko filly out of Jolie Blonde.
Dancing Leopard (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) Chased leaders, soon outpaced, effort 2f out, no impression, last of 4, 11 1/4l behind Red Treble (8-9) at Musselburgh 7f mdn fll stks (6) gf in Aug.
Capla Cubiste Archipenko filly out of Eurolink Artemis.
Steve Blake Sepoy gelding out of Time Crystal.