well off the pace in rear, headway under pressure 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on in 3rd inside final furlong, never nearer
chased leaders, hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
sweating, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened quickly over 2f out
held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, close 2nd when carried left led over 1f out, soon led and went clear, easily
chased leader, led 2f out, soon ridden and hung left, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner
led, hung badly left from halfway, ridden and headed 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened soon after
CHIL CHIL (NAP) shot clear when making her handicap debut at Kempton and she should be good enough to defy a penalty if transferring that form back to Turf. Bath winner Good Answer didn’t fare as well having his first run in a handicap at Doncaster and Shake Me Handy disappointed at Bath having finished second twice on Polytrack earlier. The Groove is only a plater and Mr Buttons looks to be treading water off his current mark.
Mr Buttons (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Chased leader, effort over 2f out, kept on under pressure closing stages, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Four Wheel Drive (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Shake Me Handy 12-1 (9-6) Keen soon led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 25l behind Wind In My Sails (10-0) at Bath 1m hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Good Answer 7-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 4l behind Melrose Way (9-1) at Doncaster 5f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Chil Chil 3-1jfav (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon clear, ran on well, won at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol in Aug beating Lordsbridge Boy (9-4) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Porto Ferro (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Held up off the pace in 5th, headway on outside chasing leaders over 2f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 3/4l behind Rewaayat (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Caledonian Gold 28-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, outpaced over 3f out, kept on final furlong, 7th of 15, 4 1/4l behind Dahik (9-7) at Redcar 6f hcp (6) gf in Aug.
The Groove 16-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Mujassam (10-0) at Wolverhampton 6f stks (6) pol in Aug.