It was soft going when Celtic Classic won over today’s trip at Lingfield earlier and he never figured on the all-weather last week. Born Leader also placed at Lingfield before disappointing at Doncaster while Ideal Grace wasn’t beaten far despite only finishing fourth at Bath last time. Fanny Chenal is another who finished closer on her latest start but CHENG GONG didn’t get the clearest of runs when the subject of a gamble at Yarmouth last month and he gets another chance with normal luck in-running back over today’s longer trip.
Royal Dancer 20-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 10l behind Brains (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Fame N Fortune 17-2 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 17l behind Stone Cougar (9-5) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (6) gs in Jun.
Teemlucky 14-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, no chance with leaders final 2f, went 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 13 1/2l behind Siglo Six (9-2) at Doncaster 7f stks (5) gf in Jul.
Lady Elysia 40-1 (9-5) Mid-division, driven 3f out, ridden over 2f out, edged left and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 25 1/4l behind Spargrove (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Born Leader (FR) 4-1 (8-5) Mid-division, effort over 2f out no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 8 1/4l behind Funny Man (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Tabou Beach Boy 4-1 (8-10) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders when switched towards outside 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never able to challenge, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Agravain (9-1) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Breakfast Time 66-1 (8-9) Broke well, mid-division, no real impression from over 2f out, last of 13, 11 3/4l behind Yimkin (8-9) at Kempton 1m fll stks (5) pol in Feb.
Ideal Grace 8-1 (8-12) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression with winner over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 1 3/4l behind No Thanks (9-2) at Bath 1m 4f hcp (6) fm in Aug.
Celtic Classic (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 6f out, soon led, headed over 2f out, no extra, 4th of 13, 7l behind Mon Frere (9-12) at Chelmsford City 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Enyama (GER) 66-1 (10-5) In touch on outside, jumped slowly throughout, lost place after 2nd, completely tailed off after 3 out, 10th of 13, dist behind Maria Magdalena (10-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (3) gd in Aug.
Cheng Gong 3-1fav (8-7) Close up, pushed along over 2f out, slightly outpaced over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Affluence (10-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Arbuckle 50-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 21 3/4l behind Blame It On Sally (9-5) at Epsom 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Broughtons Bear (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Went left start, led, soon edged left, headed after 1f, tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, rallied over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 10, 7 1/2l behind Hydroplane (10-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Fanny Chenal 16-1 (8-8) Raced keenly in last pair, kept on well towards finish, never nearer, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Whimsical Dream (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Para Queen (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Held up in mid-division, headway on inside over 7f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 16 1/2l behind Saffran (9-2) at Chepstow 1m 2f stks (5) gd in Jun.
Daniel Dravot 33-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 12 3/4l behind Blame It On Sally (9-5) at Epsom 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in Jul.