prominent, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace
close up, pushed along halfway, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong
tracked leaders, pushed along and weakened 2f out
held up, headway over 2f out, led entering final furlong, pushed out
close up, ridden and headway 2f out, pressed winner entering final furlong, not quicken inside final furlong
in touch, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong
pushed along early to track leader, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened
held up, pushed along halfway, weakened 2f out
tracked leaders, ridden to lead and edged left over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace
led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway inside final furlong, nearest finish
Though this wouldn’t be the strongest nursery ever contested at the track, Dragon Command has now won twice and should handle the drop back in trip. However, the going is a concern and also for Queens Blade, who is on a four-timer but upped in grade. Roman Melody is interesting making his handicap debut as he was progressing on Turf prior to a run at Kempton. Bowling Russian and Global Agreement are both in first-time headgear and the booking of De Sousa for Order Of St John catches the eye but last month’s Chester fourth SEVEN EMIRATES may be the one to be on as he was hating the Fibresand last time.
Dragon Command 13-8fav (9-7) Edged right and slowest to break, soon recovered, led over 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Chelmsford City 7f stks (5) pol in Oct beating Mac Mccarthy (9-7) by 1l, 6 ran.
Roman Melody 7-2 (9-2) Pushed along early, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Smokey Bear (9-9) at Kempton 6f stks (5) pol in Oct.
Tyler Durden (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Raced near side group, disputed lead in his group, headed over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 23rd of 26, 20 1/4l behind Stone Circle (9-5) at Curragh 6f stks gd in Sep.
Little Brown Trout 25-1 (9-0) Prominent, took keen hold, hampered and faltered briefly inside final furlong, 4th and held after, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Gobi Sunset (9-7) at Yarmouth 6f (4) gf in Sep.
Order Of St John 7-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 10, 5 1/4l behind Gobi Sunset (9-7) at Yarmouth 6f (4) gf in Sep.
Seven Emirates (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Chased leader until 3f out, chased leaders, edged left over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 5th of 11, 13 1/2l behind Tafish (9-2) at Southwell 7f stks (5) pol in Oct.
Littleton Hall (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced, tailed off, 12th of 13, 35 1/2l behind Gleeds Girl (9-0) at Bath 6f (5) gs in Sep.
Asstech (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, beaten 2f out, 8th of 12, 8 3/4l behind Huraiz (9-5) at Newcastle 6f stks (4) pol in Aug.
Bowling Russian (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 3 1/4l behind Gleeds Girl (9-0) at Bath 6f (5) gs in Sep.
Queens Blade 3-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, hard pressed, held on, won at Beverley 5f stks (6) gf in Sep beating Comeatchoo (8-12) by shd, 6 ran.
Global Agreement 7-1 (8-12) Reluctant and led to post, towards rear, headway in centre over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 5 3/4l behind More Than A Prince (9-5) at Brighton 7f (5) gs in Oct.