led until halfway, weakened approaching final furlong
chased leaders, lost place over 2f out
slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, soon detached, some late headway, never a factor
chased leaders, led 1f out, driven clear, comfortably
slowly into stride, chased leaders, weakened before halfway
slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 2f out, no impression
tracked leader, led halfway, hard ridden when headed 1f out, no extra closing stages
steadied start, held up, never dangerous
dwelt and awkward start, behind, headway over 2f out, chased leaders approaching final furlong, never on terms
Dr Smolder sets the standard off a mark of 64 returning to novice company after a poor handicap debut. A couple of these are less exposed including Bumbledom, a modest fourth over 7f here on his debut, while NEVER DO NOTHING caught the eye staying on late to take third over today’s trip at Kempton on his recent introduction. He should go close with normal progress and Andrew Balding’s charge gets the nod with Swerved and Set With The Stars looking best of the rest.
Bumbledom 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, stayed under pressure to take 4th inside final furlong, never threatened leaders, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Stronsay (9-2) at Thirsk 7f stks (6) sft in Aug.
Dr Smolder (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 19 1/4l behind Hallalulu (9-1) at Nottingham 1m (5) gf in Aug.
Major Snugfit Ruler Of The World gelding out of Bridle Belle.
Never Do Nothing (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Meringue (8-11) at Kempton 1m stks (5) pol in Aug.
Our Boy Zeus (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Slowly away, always behind, last of 10, 37 3/4l behind Metallic Black (9-2) at Pontefract 6f stks (4) gf in Jul.
Set With The Stars 14-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon chasing pair on inside, ridden over 2f out, no impression, weakened into 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 8 3/4l behind Anycity (9-5) at Chelmsford City 1m mdn stks (4) pol in Aug.
Wolf Prince (IRE) Pour Moi gelding out of Preach.
Northern Footsteps 100-1 (8-4) Chased leader until pushed along 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 17l behind Metallic Black (9-2) at Pontefract 6f stks (4) gf in Jul.
Swerved (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 11l behind Taylormade (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f stks (6) gd in Jul.
Flo Jo's Girl 33-1 (9-0) Led narrowly 3f, chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 21 1/4l behind Concello (9-7) at Redcar 7f fll stks (5) gd in Aug.