tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 1f out, shaken up to draw clear inside final furlong, pushed out
held up in rear, headway over 3f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression
led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace
held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, soon outpaced
A winner at Chester, Kryptos went close to defying a 6lb rise in the weights when second at Salisbury. But he’s upped in class for this and MOUNTAIN ANGEL gets another chance. Roger Varian’s colt was beaten only a neck in this grade at Yarmouth recently and can race off the same mark today. Fayez won at Wolverhampton in between a couple of modest efforts while Helovaplan has looked high enough in the weights since landing a double and Andok has yet to improve on last year’s winning form.
Kryptos 6-1 (9-6) Raced keenly, held up in last pair, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd well inside final furlong and closed, not reached winner, 2nd of 7, nk behind Surrey Hope (9-9) at Salisbury 1m hcp (4) gf in Aug.
Mountain Angel (IRE) 5-2fav (8-13) Steadied start, held up, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on well under pressure, never reached winner, 2nd of 6, nk behind Brigliadoro (10-0) at Yarmouth 1m hcp (3) gf in Aug.
Jacquard (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) In touch on outside, lost place over 3f out, soon behind, tailed off final 2f, last of 11, dist behind Sakhee's Return (9-2) at Catterick 7f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Andok (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Led after 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 6 1/4l behind Original Choice (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Mushaireb 7-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, last of 10, 24 1/2l behind Bin Battuta (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Fayez (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Behind, headway on outer over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, 4th of 10, 3 1/4l behind Almoreb (9-8) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (4) pol in Aug.
Helovaplan (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Keen, tracked leaders, tracked winner over 3f out until ridden entering final furlong, kept on same pace, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 5, 9 1/4l behind Cullingworth (8-8) at Ripon 1m hcp (3) gd in Aug.