chased leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong
chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, not pace of winner
held up, headway on outside over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well
led, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish
last to break, held up in rear, switched left and headway over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong
chased leaders, effort over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
A tight-looking finale can go to TINTO, who deserves a change of luck after narrow-margin defeats at Newmarket and Sandown. Yimou goes for the four-timer but a further 8lb hike in the weights may scuttle the bid. Ice Age can’t be ruled out off a lenient mark but hasn’t been quite at his best this year. Kinks may still be a few pounds too high and Polybius needs to find another gear, though still looks a better bet than Swiss Knight.
Ice Age (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) With leader, every chance over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Emaraaty Ana (9-2) at Salisbury 6f stks (3) gf in Sep.
Kinks 10-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on into 3rd towards finish, never nearer, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Roulston Scar (9-4) at York 6f hcp (3) gd in Sep.
Tinto 10-1 (9-0) Held up headway on outside 2f out, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, strong challenge near finish, just failed, 2nd of 11, shd behind Justanotherbottle (9-9) at Sandown 5f hcp (3) gf in Aug.
Yimou (IRE) 13-8fav (9-4) Quickly away, made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on well, unchallenged, won at Windsor 6f hcp (4) gf in Aug beating Iconic Knight (9-4) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Polybius 20-1 (9-2) Behind, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Unabated (8-7) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (2) pol in Aug.
Swiss Knight 13-2 (9-6) Held up, some headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never going pace to get involved, last of 8, 6 1/2l behind Yimou (9-4) at Windsor 6f hcp (4) gf in Aug.