held up, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, ridden halfway, headway under pressure chasing leaders over 1f out, running on when bumped and carried left well inside final furlong, went 2nd post
slowly into stride, headway on inside chasing leaders halfway, not clear run on rail and switched left inside final 2f, hung left and no extra well inside final furlong
held up and behind, good headway on wide outside chasing leaders 2f out, strong run under pressure to lead inside final furlong, won going away
led on rail, headed 2f out, weakened final furlong
chased leaders on outside, went 2nd halfway, ridden to lead 2f out, headed inside final furlong, soon hung badly left, lost 2nd final strides
chased leader until halfway, chased leaders, weakened just inside final furlong
raced on outside, chased leaders, pushed along and lost place 3f out, never on terms after
Naughty Rascal was a decent juvenile and has been highly tried in two runs this season. He’s entitled to go close in this company, though is having a first run over the minimum trip. Shining made all at Bath but that was only a Class 5 and she’s 4lb higher now. DARK SHADOW only won by a neck at Bath a month ago but was always holding the runner-up. Clive Cox’ grey has also been raised 4lb but a double may be on the cards. Thegreatestshowman rarely runs a bad race but the handicapper is refusing to lessen his grip.
Naughty Rascal (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Dazzling Dan (9-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gd in May.
Uncle Jerry 50-1 (8-10) Raced wide, always in rear, 11th of 13, 11 1/4l behind Lihou (8-5) at Chester 6f hcp (3) gs in May.
Dark Shadow (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up and behind, steady progress on outside 2f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Bath 6f hcp (4) gf in May beating Tinto (9-3) by nk, 7 ran.
Country Rose (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Went right start, led until over 1f out, faded, last of 7, 18 1/2l behind Prince of Rome (9-6) at Chelmsford City 5f (4) pol in Sep.
Thegreatestshowman 9-2 (9-6) Held up, took keen hold, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, ran on into 2nd inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Roulston Scar (9-4) at Wetherby 5f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Shining 12-1 (9-7) Made all, ridden and ran on, won at Bath 5f hcp (5) fm in May beating Major Blue (9-3) by 1l, 8 ran.
Fly The Nest (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Close up, pushed along 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 9th of 10, 10 3/4l behind Whelans Way (8-10) at Ascot 6f hcp (4) sft in May.