in touch on outside, ridden to lead 2f out, hard driven final furlong, held on (hand times)
chased leaders, ridden when not much room 2f out, under pressure when hampered soon after, weakened
led after 2f, ridden and headed 2f out, losing place when squeezed out over 1f out
stumbled start, held up in rear, always behind
behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders
soon behind, struggling when slightly hampered on bend 5f out
mid-division, driven on outside over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach winner
held up, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong
led for 2f, tracked leader, driven and hung left 2f out, weakened final furlong
in touch, switched left 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders
chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, not much room just inside final 2f, stayed on same pace after
behind when stumbled and unseated rider on bend 5f out
Another difficult puzzle to solve but Bermacha is selected to come home in front with Golden Penny, Rich Kid, Pediment and Harlem Shuffle others to consider in a wide open affair. Bermacho was last seen finishing third behind the well handicapped Jaser on soft ground that would have been far from ideal. She travelled extremely well to hit the front two furlongs out in that Nottingham event and this quicker surface should be much more to her liking. Golden Penny hails from a yard that are dab hands at placing their handicappers so support would be significant although the bare form he displayed to win a Southwell maiden last time does not appear good enough. Rich Kid has been a credit to connections but doubts would exist about his ability to see out a truly run mile. Pediment makes her handicap debut here so again the market should be monitored where she is concerned. Runner-up in a Kempton all-weather maiden on her final juvenile outing, the time looked reasonable but the proximity of a 50-1 casts a shadow over the worth of the form. Farthermost disappointed on his seasonal debut where he never looked likely to land a blow. Bermacha is nominated to land this for Willie Muir and Martin Dwyer.
Summon Up Theblood 20-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 9l behind Commander Cave (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp (4) pol.
Bermacha 28-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, soon headed and one pace, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Jaser (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp (4) sft.
Harlem Shuffle (UAE) 8-1 (8-12) Pressed leader and clear of rest, led and over 6 lengths clear of rest 3f out, driven from over 1f out, stayed on, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc (6) pol in Oct beating Duty Doctor (8-12) by 2l, 13 ran.
Bridge of Fermoy (IRE) 5-6fav (9-6) In touch and keen, ridden and switched right over 1f out, ridden out to lead well inside final furlong, won at W'hampton 7f 3yo clm (6) pol beating Caprio (9-6) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Trumpet Lily 15-2 (8-12) With leader, led 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Fateh Field (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Oct.
Effingham (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden 4f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 16l behind Rochefort (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Rich Kid (IRE) 4-6fav (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, 2nd 5f out, led over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Maybe I Wont (8-6) at W'hampton 7f 3yo clm (6) pol in Feb.
Pediment 7-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Ballora (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll aut (6) pol in Sept.
Farthermost (IRE) 4-1 (8-8) Went left start, in touch, not clear run 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 6l behind Meydan Princess (8-12) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp (4) pol.
Miss Phoebe (IRE) 9-4fav (9-1) Took keen hold, track leaders on outer, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 6th of 8, 6l behind Contessina (8-8) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Lawton 33-1 (9-3) Led, ridden 2f out, fading when headed well inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 1 1/2l behind House of Lords (9-3) at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn aut (5) pol in Mar.
Golden Penny 11-8fav (8-8) Made all, pushed along 3f out, driven over 1f out, kept on gamely final furlong, won at Southwell 1m mdn aut stk (5) fbs beating Ogmore Junction (8-11) by a hd, 6 ran.
Highland Homestead 40-1 (8-11) Ridden over 3f out, always mid-division, 6th of 12, 13l behind Sugar Mint (8-7) at Bath 1m mdn stk (5) gd.
Dynamo Dave (USA) 12-1 (9-3) With leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Bombardier Wells (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn (5) pol.