held up in mid-division on inside, pushed along and lost place halfway
reared badly start and lost all chance
chased leaders on inside, lost 3rd well over 1f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression when hung left inside final furlong
took keen hold tracking leaders on outside, went 2nd 3f out, challenged over 1f out, led 1f out, shaken up and clear inside final furlong
held up in rear, moderate effort over 2f out, never on terms
went left start, held up towards rear, never on terms
soon led, headed halfway, lost 2nd 3f out, weakened quickly
led early, tracked leader, led again halfway, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, chased winner and kept on same pace and no impression inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home
held up in touch, pushed along and headway 3f out, went 3rd well over 1f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, kept on to 2nd close home, no chance with winner
slowly into stride, raced wide and always towards rear
took keen hold and held up in touch, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, kept on same pace in 4th inside final furlong
steadied and switched left start, held up towards rear, some headway over 1f out, never on terms
Plenty of these have claims in a competitive opener. Both Pintura and Pastoral Player can get involved off their current marks though Tarooq has more to find after rattling up four wins on the Polytrack early in the year. Newcastle winner My Freedom seems at his best when fresh so could go well on his first start since June while both of Marco Botti's runners have a decent chance, with Solar Deity just preferred to Grey Mirage on course form. Free Spin will need to improve further upped in class and so will ANACONDA but the latter will have come on for his reappearance at Ascot and has lots of scope for further progress.
Pintura 12-1 (9-10) Mid-division, driven 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Levitate (8-7) at Ayr 1m hcp 105 (2) gs in Sep.
Pastoral Player 25-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 11th of 19, 7l behind Mass Rally (9-7) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Tarooq (USA) 16-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden 2f out, hampered inside final furlong, soon switched right, stayed on, 5th of 12, 7l behind Ashpan Sam (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
My Freedom (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Prominent in centre group, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 12th of 19, 6l behind Field Of Dream (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Piscean (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Always in rear, last of 10, 12l behind B Fifty Two (9-5) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Anaconda (FR) 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders to over 1f out, soon weakened, 16th of 17, 14l behind Heaven's Guest (8-13) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gs.
Clockmaker (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Prominent, outpaced over 3f out, soon ridden and lost place, weakened over 1f out, tailed off, 12th of 17, 24l behind Brownsea Brink (8-6) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Grey Mirage 6-1 (8-11) Led, hard driven when strongly challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Set The Trend (9-5) at Lingfield 7f cond Stakes (4) sft in Sep.
Solar Deity (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) In touch in 5th, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 5th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Graphic (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol in Sep.
Aubrietia 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, driven 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 11l behind Da'quonde (9-1) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
Laffan (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway and forced to wide outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 12, 7l behind Ocean Tempest (9-7) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Free Spin (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and ran on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep beating Light Burst (9-1) by 1l, 10 ran.