in touch in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong
led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, no extra and lost 2 places towards finish
tracked leader, led entering final furlong, pushed out
slowly away, soon close up, pushed along 2f out, headway entering final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish
keen, close up, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong
tracked leader until pushed along over 2f out, soon lost place
This potentially-informative maiden was won last year by Desert Skyline, successful in last week’s Group 2 Doncaster Cup. GABR has shown huge promise in his two starts to date and is highly regarded judged on entries in the Dewhurst and Racing Post Trophy. He’ll make an even better three-year-old but should open his account today on his first try over a mile. Like the selection, Istanbul Sultan is in next year’s Derby and is almost sure to improve on a promising fifth at Newbury. Bowditch is another to have shown potential on debut, at Goodwood, while Blooriedotcom found 6f too sharp at Newmarket last month.
Blooriedotcom (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, green in rear, kept on inside final furlong, no danger, 7th of 9, 6 1/2l behind Betty F (8-11) at Newmarket 6f stks (4) gf in Aug.
Bowditch (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Went left start, ran green in rear, plugged on steadily inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/4l behind Bon Scotte (9-5) at Goodwood 1m mdn stks (4) gd in Aug.
Gabr 3-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, effort to challenge 2f out, soon ridden, kept on, held final 100 yards, 2nd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Dream Today (9-5) at York 7f mdn stks (2) gd in Aug.
Istanbul Sultan (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, kept on well, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Qaroun (9-5) at Newbury 7f mdn stks (4) gd in Aug.
Snaffled (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 10 3/4l behind Ginbar (9-0) at Haydock 6f stks (4) gs in Sep.
Volevo Lui Farhh colt out of Veronica Franco.