tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon hung left, headed over 1f out, rallied entering final furlong, weakened closing stages
held up, never dangerous
tracked leader, effort when not clear run over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well
held up in touch, driven and headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace
held up in touch, headway when not clear run over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, never on terms
led until over 2f out, soon lost place
GREAT BEYOND turned a Wolverhampton handicap into a procession last time and has every chance of following up here if transferring that form back to Turf as he’s only 4lb higher. Protected Guest steps up in trip again but the form of his win over 1m2f here last month was franked when the second scored last week at Doncaster. Hamlul has started favourite in his last three starts but has only won one of these and is looking a few pounds too high. Three Weeks is having a first run on Turf but Bombyx will find this easier than the Group 3 he contested at Goodwood and he also makes more appeal than Shuhood.
Bombyx 8-1 (9-1) Led 2f, settled 3rd 8f out, challenged for 2nd over 2f out until hung right inside final 2f, soon ridden and no extra in 3rd, 3rd of 4, 12 1/2l behind Cross Counter (9-1) at Goodwood 1m 4f Grp 3 stks (1) gf in Aug.
Three Weeks (USA) 7-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 7 3/4l behind Wissahickon (10-2) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (2) pol in Aug.
Protected Guest 11-4 (8-3) Led 1f, remained prominent, led over 1f out, pushed clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Aug beating Another Eclipse (9-2) by 4l, 4 ran.
Shuhood (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Held up in last pair, never involved, 12th of 16, 12 1/2l behind Ghostwatch (8-13) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Hamlul (FR) 15-8fav (8-11) Held up in 6th, travelling well and headway 3f out, 4th over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4 3/4l behind Escalator (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) sft in Aug.
Great Beyond 3-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, led home turn, clear final furlong, easily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Sep beating Second Page (9-7) by 12l, 7 ran.