chased leaders, pushed along halfway, switched left to far rail entering final 2f, soon ridden, weakened final furlong
mid-division, headway far side of group chasing leaders 4f out, close 2nd over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, lost 2nd towards finish
steadied start, held up and always behind
mid-division, pushed along halfway, weakened soon after
mid-division, ridden chasing leaders over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f
led until narrowly headed halfway, chased leader until over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f
off the pace towards rear, headway centre over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish
slowly into stride, outpaced in last pair, never on terms
chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, hung right under pressure over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish
pressed leader, led halfway, made rest, ridden over 1f out, stayed on
slowly into stride, reached mid-division but off the pace halfway, one pace in 5th and no impression final furlong
mid-division near side of group, pushed along halfway, ridden and hung left over 2f out, soon outpaced, 6th and no impression final furlong
unseated rider and ran loose to post, mid-division for 2f, soon lost place, behind and struggling before halfway
It’s difficult to drum up much enthusiasm for any of these. It’s a long time since Perfect Symphony ran on going this soft but he was placed on heavy ground as a two-year-old and usually runs his race – Paddy Bradley’s claim should help. Swanton Blue drops down a grade and is another to consider while Dansepo sprang a 66/1 surprise on heavy going in a novice event at Leicester and is the least exposed. FIELD OF VISION was also second on heavy going at Leicester two weeks ago and is now 21lb lower than at the start of the season. He should be going better here, though recent course and distance third Just An Idea looks a threat.
Perfect Symphony (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Chased leader, every chance over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, lost 2nd last strides, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Magicinthemaking (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Ricochet (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort over 1 out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 5 3/4l behind Amor Kethley (9-0) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Brockey Rise (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Behind, ridden over 1f out, never a threat, 14th of 19, 8 3/4l behind Fard (8-9) at Thirsk 6f hcp (6) gf in Sep.
Dansepo 66-1 (9-3) Led 1f, tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Leicester 7f stks (5) hvy in Oct beating Sommer Katze (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Fantasy Justifier (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out, 10th of 12, 8 3/4l behind Bounty Pursuit (9-7) at Chepstow 7f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Alban's Dream 66-1 (9-6) Prominent, lost place well over 2f out, eased, last of 13, 29 3/4l behind Queen Of Kalahari (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Field of Vision (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out, pressed winner briefly inside final furlong, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Milan Reef (9-3) at Leicester 7f hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Sally Hope 20-1 (9-1) Led, headed halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 18 1/4l behind Stallone (9-13) at Leicester 7f hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Just An Idea (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4f out, every chance 2f out, lost 2nd approaching final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Smokey Lane (11-10) at Windsor 6f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Arctic Flower (IRE) 11-2 (10-7) Raced on far rail, chased leaders every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind Smokey Lane (11-10) at Windsor 6f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Roca Magica 20-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, kept on final furlong, never troubled leaders, 7th of 13, 3 3/4l behind Billy Wedge (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Billiebrookedit (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Towards rear, outpaced when switched towards stands side 2f out, never involved, weakened and eased final furlong, last of 13, 26 1/4l behind Break The Silence (8-13) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Hellofagame 80-1 (8-7) Always in rear, beaten before halfway, 15th of 17, 24 1/2l behind Skeetah (8-13) at Nottingham 5f hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Swanton Blue (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Never better than mid-division, pushed along inside final 3f, weakened quickly, 9th of 11, 7 1/4l behind Magicinthemaking (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep.