held up, pushed along on outside over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong
chased leaders, not much room on inside from over 2f out until squeezed through from just over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well
led early, chased leader, pushed along on outside over 3f out, lost 2nd 2f out, one pace and beaten after
chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, not pace of winner
soon led, driven over 1f out, edged slightly right off rail, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish
Pactolus may struggle in a competitive handicap against younger rivals and El Ghazwani is returning from a break. HARROVIAN may well return to his best in first-time blinkers so is just preferred to improving Newmarket winner Cardano, who has been raised a further 3lb. The Corporal is 2-2 here but looked to be in the handicapper’s grip at Sandown last time.
El Ghazwani (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, chased leaders on inside, lost place over 2f out, soon well beaten, eased, last of 7, dist behind Deja (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (3) pol in Jul.
Harrovian 3-1 (9-2) Led early, tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden, and headed inside final 2f, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 4, 5 1/2l behind Le Don De Vie (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Cardano (USA) 15-8jfav (9-7) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, joined over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, asserted close home, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Aug beating Bint Soghaan (9-3) by nk, 4 ran.
Pactolus (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Slowly away close up in 4th, ridden over 2f out, no impression, last of 4, 8 1/4l behind Victory Chime (9-9) at Epsom 1m 2f hcp (3) gd in Aug.
The Corporal (IRE) 7-4fav (9-10) Held up tracking leading trio, bumped 3f out, hanging right and high head carriage when carried right inside final 2f, soon weakened, eased inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 8 3/4l behind Skyman (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Aug.
Volcanic Sky 6-4fav (9-12) A little slow to break, held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, not much room close home, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Qawamees (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp (3) gd in Aug.