chased leaders, hard driven over 1f out, stayed on same pace
held up, keen, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong
slowly into stride, behind, reminders over 5f out, headway over 4f out, weakened well over 1f out
held up in rear, driven over 4f out, soon beaten
in touch on outside, headway over 2f out, stayed on into 2nd entering final furlong, no chance with winner
chased leaders, lost place over 2f out
held up, never dangerous
tracked leader, effort over 2f out, lost place approaching final furlong
made all, driven over 2f out, ran on well
slowly into stride, held up, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace
Gowran winner Sayesse was due to run at Dundalk last night but compatriot Kudbegood went close at Galway on his penultimate start but it could pay to stick with COLONEL SLADE, who has having his first start after wind surgery when scoring at Newcastle last time. He may well improve further today and confirm latest running with Traveller. Loose Chippings has been in the mix at Southwell recently and William McKinley has more scope than most.
Kudbegood (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) A little awkward leaving stalls and pushed along briefly early, soon led, headed under 3f out, soon no extra, 18th of 24, 25 1/4l behind Make Me Sway (9-0) at Curragh 1m hcp sft in Sep.
Air Of York (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, effort well over 1f out, never able to challenge, 5th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Silvington (9-9) at Salisbury 1m hcp (6) gf in Sep.
Bobby Joe Leg 50-1 (9-1) Slow into stride, towards rear, short lived effort 2f out, 11th of 14, 9l behind Blindingly (9-10) at Newcastle 7f hcp (5) pol in Sep.
Arlecchino's Leap 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 12, 8 3/4l behind Purgatory (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Traveller (FR) 16-1 (8-11) In touch main group, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, never pace to challenge, 4th of 13, 5 1/4l behind Home Before Dusk (9-12) at Newcastle 1m hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Staplegrove (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, well beaten final 2f, last of 8, 22 1/4l behind Kentuckyconnection (9-3) at Newcastle 7f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
William McKinley 10-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, edged left 6f out, effort over 2f out, soon short of room, kept on under pressure closing stages, 6th of 10, 6 3/4l behind Fancy Flyer (9-9) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Pushaq (IRE) 11-1 (10-0) Led, headed after 2f, disputed again halfway, ridden in lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra, 13th of 18, 15 1/4l behind Travelwise (8-13) at Naas 1m hcp gd in Jul.
Colonel Slade (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Made most, driven when hard pressed inside final 2f, rallied when headed briefly and ridden inside final furlong, held on well, won at Newcastle 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep beating Traveller (9-4) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Storm Eleanor 25-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders on outside, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 18 1/4l behind Blowing Dixie (8-11) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Sep.
King Oswald (USA) 12-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, outpaced 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never a threat, 7th of 11, 7 1/4l behind Canasta (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Sayesse 12-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ran freely, 3rd and ridden 2f out, headway to lead over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Gowran Park 7f hcp hvy in Oct beating Rudisha (9-6) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.
Loose Chippings (IRE) 13-8fav (9-7) Keen held up in touch, headway 4f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 6 3/4l behind Mongolia (8-10) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Oct.