chased leaders, led over 1f out, hard ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well
slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace closing stages
in touch, headway on inside when not clear run over 1f out, switched right, ran on, never reached leaders
dwelt, behind, never dangerous
prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon rallied, stayed on under pressure to take 2nd towards finish
chased leaders, effort over 2f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong
in touch, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened
mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders approaching final furlong, kept on well, never nearer
mid-division, under pressure over 3f out, soon beaten
led until over 2f out, weakened over 2f out, eased final furlong
steadied start, held up in rear, never dangerous
steadied start, held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, weakened over 2f out
Sussex Girl got going too late when favourite in the race won by Right About Now here last month but still finished ahead of fellow course winner Tyrsal. The top weight has since only finished third behind LONG CALL (NAP) at Leicester, however, and Tony Carroll’s five-year-old was a comfortable winner that day despite being slow out of the gate and meeting trouble in-running. The latter escapes a penalty and, with Oisin Murphy taking over the reins, should take all the beating. Albert Boy was second at Catterick last week and won at Thirsk last month, though was behind Sexy Secret in an earlier run at Leicester.
Right About Now (IRE) 4-1 (9-9) Led, pushed along over 2f, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Long Call (9-9) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Sep.
Long Call 6-1 (9-9) Slowly away towards rear, headway on inner over 2f out, effort between horse to chase leader entering final furlong, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Leicester 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Sep beating Bayston Hill (10-0) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Widnes 20-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders on inside, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 10 1/4l behind Sauchiehall Street (9-3) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Kirtling 33-1 (9-12) Held up and behind, never a factor, 10th of 11, 14 3/4l behind Sauchiehall Street (9-3) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Albert Boy (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Led 1f, tracked leader until 7f out, handy 3rd, 2nd again 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Firby (9-4) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp (6) gd in Sep.
Sussex Girl 6-4fav (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon outpaced, ran on closing stages, nearest finish, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Right About Now (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Sexy Secret 7-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 23l behind Psychotic (9-7) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in Sep.
Tyrsal (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, under pressure over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 8 1/4l behind Right About Now (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Das Kapital 66-1 (9-1) Raced wide close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 11 3/4l behind Autumn War (9-8) at Goodwood 1m 2f stks (5) gd in Sep.
Go On Gal (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 8 1/2l behind Psychotic (9-7) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in Sep.
Ripper Street (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Keen close up, pushed along 4f out, weakened 2f out, last of 9, dist behind Lyford (8-11) at Chelmsford City 1m 5f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Astrobreeze 20-1 (9-0) Keen in mid-division, beaten over 1f out, 6th of 7, 5 3/4l behind Hot Off The Press (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Alcanar (USA) 20-1 (10-0) Switched right start, held up towards rear, headway into mid-division halfway, hung right and weakened inside final 3f, 13th of 14, 11 1/2l behind Penny Poet (9-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Aug.