started slowly, towards rear, ridden on outside over 2f out, headway over 1f out, not trouble leaders
held up and behind, headway final furlong, never dangerous
raced keenly, tracked leader over 1f, handy 3rd, went 2nd again over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on
towards rear on inside, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, never nearer
chased leaders, headway on inside 2f out, not clear run and switched left inside final furlong, stayed on, not pace to challenge
chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge
rearing in stalls, wide in mid-division, headway on outside 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out
soon chasing leaders on outside, went 2nd over 5f out until pushed along over 2f out, weakened quickly
pulled hard in mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
always towards rear
mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, weakened soon after
made all, ridden over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, ran on
MAJDOOL finally took advantage of a tumble down the weights and returned to winning ways with a vengeance over track and trip earlier this month when scoring by over four lengths. A penalty may not be enough to anchor him in this. Newstead Abbey is regularly placed though has done most of his winning over 6f while Canford's Joy is another looking to profit from a slide down the weights and drops down a grade along with Fingal's Cave. Grey Destiny and Gun Case could also go well.
Sultan Baybars 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Sayesse (9-2) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Gun Case 6-1 (9-11) Dwelt in rear, pushed along over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, never near leaders, 7th of 13, 8 3/4l behind Gilded Heaven (9-7) at Newcastle 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Fingal's Cave (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, driven and lost place over 2f out, soon ridden, gradually weakened well inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Deansgate (9-4) at Newcastle 7f hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Canford's Joy (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 15, 19 1/4l behind Young John (11-4) at Leicester 7f hcp (5) gs in Oct.
Newstead Abbey 14-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, kept on, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Pepys (9-10) at Musselburgh 7f hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Shamlan (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, went 3rd 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on, unable to challenge, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Rene Mathis (9-3) at Chester 1m stks (4) gf in Jun.
Majdool (IRE) 10-3 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden clear, readily, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Viola Park (9-7) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Pass The Cristal (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, last of 8, 16 1/2l behind Buckland Beau (9-3) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (5) pol in Aug.
Grey Destiny 16-1 (9-3) Held up behind, outpaced 2f out, driven and ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Smugglers Creek (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Peachey Carnehan 10-1 (9-8) Steadied start, soon hampered, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 8 1/4l behind Lady Alavesa (8-13) at Leicester 7f stks (5) gs in Oct.
No Approval (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, led after 1f, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 31 1/2l behind It's Not Unusual (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Rockesbury 7-1 (9-2) Soon led, edged left and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Foxy Lady (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Nov.