edged right soon after start, held up, headway over 1f out, never on terms
held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms
tracked leader, every chance entering final furlong, no extra closing stages
tracked leader, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong
held up in touch, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well
led until over 1f out, soon rallied, kept on same pace
chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, faded
keen, hampered soon after start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on, never nearer
held up, hampered soon after start, never dangerous
War Whisper remains high enough in the weights but was only beaten half-a-length at Musselburgh last time so looks the pick of the two Paul Midgley runners. QUEEN OF DESIRE was sent to Italy for a Listed race after winning twice at Bath. She makes her handicap debut today and could get back on track given there should be more to come. Arzaak has been below par since winning at Brighton and Lingfield early in the summer but Wiff Waff, Equimou and Kodiac Express are all previous course and distance winners so can’t be ignored.
War Whisper (IRE) 11-4 (9-9) Chased leaders, not clear run on rail until switched left over 1f out, ran on when in the clear inside final furlong, soon led, headed and not pace winner towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Royal Brave (9-10) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Orient Class 33-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 9 1/2l behind Orvar (9-7) at Doncaster 5f hcp (3) gf in Aug.
Arzaak (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 5 1/2l behind Little Boy Blue (8-13) at Brighton 5f hcp (3) gf in Aug.
Equimou 8-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, pressed leader over 4f out, challenged 2f out, led approaching final furlong until inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 8, 3 1/4l behind Rose Berry (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp fll (4) pol in Sep.
Queen Of Desire (IRE) (8-6) 6th of 12, hd behind Buonasera (8-6) at Naples 5f gd in Jul.
Kodiac Express (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Went left start and bumped rival, soon led, headed over 3f out, one pace and beaten over 1f out, last of 5, 4 1/2l behind Encrypted (9-1) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (2) pol in Aug.
Ebitda 50-1 (8-7) Slight lead until halfway, remained prominent, weakened final furlong, 12th of 14, 8 1/2l behind Moonraker (9-3) at Southwell 5f hcp (3) pol in Aug.
Grandfather Tom 9-2 (9-9) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 6, 5 1/4l behind Three Little Birds (9-4) at Bath 5f hcp (5) fm in Sep.
Wiff Waff 16-1 (8-6) Restless in stalls, dwelt in rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, chased winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Gold Filigree (9-7) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (3) pol in Aug.