behind, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, never reached challenging position
held up behind leaders, driven over 1f out, stayed on final furlong
tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong
always rear division
made all, quickened over 1f out, ran on final furlong, eased close home
tracked winner, driven over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
dwelt, soon in touch, effort over 2f out, stumbled and lost action over 1f out, virtually pulled up
towards rear, ridden over 3f out, stayed on towards finish
Not the best maiden to open the card with and this looks to rest between Perlachy and Palo Verde, and we take the latter to score. The Mark Johnston-trained Palo Verde put up a decent debut on firm ground at Ayr, on that occasion over 6f, before dropping back to the minimum to good effect last time at Pontefract. On that occasion he looked to have really got the hang of things and he can improve again to take this. Perlachy has more experience than our choice, and should have plenty of speed. He is likely to try and make all, but has not quite seen any of his races out yet and is opposed. Obe Royal disappointed last time and has a bit to prove now, while Mambo Spirit will need to come on plenty for his debut to trouble our selection here, and that's Palo Verde.
Beaumont Boy Foxhound colt, half-brother to numerous winners up to 1m3f.
Hurricane Flyer Royal Applause colt, half-brother to the winning sprinter Autumn Pearl.
Mambo Spirit (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) With leaders, ridden halfway, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 9l behind Wi Dud (8-13) at York 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jun.
Obe Royal 11-2 (9-3) Towards rear, some late headway, never reached challenging position, 6th of 11, 12l behind Smart Instinct (9-3) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Palo Verde 5-4fav (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, driven hung right and headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Smart Instinct (9-3) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Perlachy 5-1 (8-13) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Valdan (8-6) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Miss Capricorn 7-1 (8-6) Always behind, last of 6, 17l behind Gold Spirit (8-7) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Solwind (USA) Johannesburg filly out of the winning miler For Love.