reluctant to load in stalls, chased leaders, ridden and went 2nd 3f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong
always towards rear
dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden on wide outside 2f out, plugged on never threatened
chased winner, lost 2nd 3f out, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
mid-division, headway switched left over 1f out, went 2nd approaching final furlong, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, just held
chased leaders, ridden on outside over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
mid-division, headway chasing leaders under pressure over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong
in touch, pushed along on outside halfway, ridden 2f out, soon struggling
pulled hard towards rear of mid-division, plugged on final 2f, never dangerous
towards rear, never involved
held up towards rear, never a factor
restless in stalls, soon detached, reminders after halfway, tailed off
slowly into stride, always towards rear, never a factor
made all, clear 3f out, ridden over 1f out, just lasted
slowly away, behind most of way
STORMY BLUES looks to have decent claims having found only a subsequent handicap winner too good in soft going at Nottingham last time. Charlie Appleby’s charge is preferred to stablemate and newcomer Adjacent and another sporting Godolphin’s colours in Clearly, a half-sister to a Group 1 winner in Australia. Fujaira Prince is related to a Listed winner among others while Al Mayda is upped in trip for her reappearance. Abel Tasman ran well for third on the all-weather on his debut and stable companion Sky Eagle is a half-brother to a Group 3 winner in Germany.
The Groove 100-1 (10-0) Chased leaders on outside, 4th and no impression when hung badly right inside final 2f, weakened into 5th towards finish, 5th of 7, 7 1/2l behind Big Tour (9-5) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Reel Leisure (GR) 40-1 (9-12) Held up rear of mid-division, well beaten over 2f out, eased inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 36 1/4l behind Erinyes (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn fll stks (5) pol in Jul.
Abel Tasman 10-3 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Earthly (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (6) pol in Feb.
Adjacent Teofilo gelding out of Local Spirit.
Circuit Judge Lawman colt out of Gimasha.
Fujaira Prince (IRE) Pivotal gelding out of Zam Zoom.
Graphite (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, headway under pressure approaching final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 11 1/2l behind Whispering Bell (9-0) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (4) gd in Jul.
Hats Off To Larry Sixties Icon colt out of Highland Jig.
Murchison River 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, soon struggling weakened 3f out, tailed off, last of 18, dist behind Dubai Thunder (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn stks (4) sft in May.
Outofthequestion 16-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, plugged on under pressure final 2f, never involved, 5th of 11, 12 3/4l behind Intellect (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.
Raining Stars 40-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 25 3/4l behind Zubayr (10-0) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Seinfeld 25-1 (9-5) Off the pace in 4th, pushed along and outpaced 4f out, switched right and plugged on late, last of 4, 12 1/4l behind Another Eclipse (9-5) at Brighton 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Sky Eagle (IRE) Lope De Vega colt out of Penelope Star.
Stormy Blues 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 2nd travelling well over 3f out, led inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Intellect (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.
Al Mayda (USA) 5-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders, switched right over 1f out, ridden and one pace in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Annie Fior (9-0) at Chelmsford City 7f mdn fll stks (4) pol in Nov.
Clearly Invincible Spirit filly out of Concordia.