always in rear, well beaten over 1f out
chased leaders on outside, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened
prominent, ridden 2f out, switched right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, hard pressed close home, just prevailed on the nod
led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 3rd and held towards finish
prominent 1f, chased leaders, bumped over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong
fly leapt out of stalls and broke 1st, soon towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, edged left over 1f out, every chance towards finish, just denied on the nod
prominent, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened
This is more competitive than the seller Creek Harbour won at Lingfield and Lucky Lodge is preferred after finishing runner-up in a handicap at Newcastle. The Groove should have finished closer in a claimer over 7f here last week but stable companion THE ESTABLISHMENT has every chance at the weights and a repeat of his earlier second at Chepstow should see him go close with Oisin Murphy back on board today. Micronize won over track and trip last week but has a tough task on these terms.
Lucky Lodge 14-1 (10-0) Led, ridden and headed narrowly inside final 2f, kept on and every chance final furlong, not pace of winner inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Kapono (9-6) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Jun.
Lope De Loop (IRE) 200-1 (9-9) Led over 1f, chased leader until over 2f out, weakened 2f out, last of 12, 32 3/4l behind Muraad (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (5) pol in Apr.
The Groove 5-1 (9-6) Held up, pushed along 2f out, never nearer, 5th of 11, 4 1/4l behind Mister Music (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f stks (6) pol in Jul.
Creek Harbour (IRE) 5-4fav (9-6) Made all, set steady pace, quickened pace 2f out, ridden out, won at Lingfield 6f stks (6) pol in Jun beating Upavon (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Micronize (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Jul beating Alicia Darcy (9-2) by nk, 12 ran.
Duke Cosimo 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, never a threat, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 9 3/4l behind Kapono (9-6) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Jun.
Spoken Words 200-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 18 1/2l behind Decision Maker (9-6) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) pol in Mar.
The Establishment 11-2 (10-0) Mid-division, headway when not clear run 3f out, soon switched left, weakened 2f out, 8th of 11, 11 3/4l behind Jungle Juice (9-3) at Chepstow 7f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Miss Gargar 20-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Micronize (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Jul.