mid-division, headway over 5f out, challenged going well home bend, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, easily
chased leaders, went 2nd over 5f out, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong
chased leader until over 5f out, went 2nd again inside final furlong, no impression on winner
chased leaders, lost place over 5f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 4th towards finish
mid-division, well beaten final 3f
led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out
held up towards rear, headway on outside over 5f out, challenged over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong
held up towards rear, headway from over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, went 3rd well inside final furlong
last to break, always behind
Charlie Arthur proved suited to the step up to 1m2f when scoring at Chelmsford last month and attempts a longer trip here. But GUROOR is proven over the distance having found only one too good over track and trip at the start of the week and Marco Botti’s filly looks set to take advantage of a slide down the weights. Zamani won twice when trained in Germany and showed enough at Brighton on his debut for new connections to suggest he can figure but Hooflepuff’s earlier success here came in plating company and Waterproof is preferred returning to 1m4f today.
Guroor 3-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, led 2f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Forbidden Dance (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Zamani (GER) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on outside, bagged near side rail 3f out, hung left inside final furlong, stayed on in 3rd towards finish, no chance with winner, 3rd of 15, 3 1/4l behind Hermocrates (9-8) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (6) gs in Oct.
Charlie Arthur (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Went badly right start, soon chasing leaders on inside, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Sep beating Necoleta (8-5) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Hooflepuff (IRE) 3-1fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 10, 3 3/4l behind Beaufort (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Swerved (IRE) 14-1 (8-2) Soon led, headed 9f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 24 1/4l behind Joie De Vivre (9-13) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp fll (5) sft in Jun.
Quare Lucky (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, driven over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, 5th of 9, 9l behind Elegant Love (8-9) at Chepstow 1m 2f stks (6) gd in Sep.
Waterproof 9-2jfav (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Hidden Dream (8-13) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Sinndarella (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 5th of 14, 4 1/4l behind Casa Comigo (10-1) at Kempton 2m hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Riverina 25-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, steadied 14f out, effort over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 37 1/2l behind Percy's Prince (8-8) at Kempton 2m hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Little Tipple 22-1 (8-7) Raced wide close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 18 1/4l behind Lord Howard (8-12) at Leicester 1m 2f stks (5) hvy in Oct.