tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened and eased over 1f out
in touch, headway 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong
tracked leaders, pushed along to lead 2f out, ran on
held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace
raced wide towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never a factor
raced wide in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace
held up, headway over 2f out, ridden to press winner entering final furlong, kept on one pace
tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong
in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out
in rear, pushed along 4f out, headway approaching final furlong, nearest finish
Potters Lady Jane is twice a winner here but prefers much quicker ground. Harmonise didn’t run very well over hurdles last month but has won twice on the level this year. LORD HALIFAX is having just his fourth start but he has progressed with each run and he appeared to handle soft going well enough at Windsor. He should have plenty more to offer so gets the nod ahead of recent Nottingham winner Matewan, who will enjoy the conditions, and Westbrook Bertie, who ran well after a long absence earlier this month. Edmond Dantes has been a shade disappointing since winning on soft going at Goodwood in June and Blowing Dixie appears best at Southwell while last month’s course and distance winner Minnelli is untried on the surface.
Sheberghan (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no progress, 11th of 14, 12l behind Regal Director (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Westbrook Bertie 14-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Deinonychus (9-11) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Royal Family (FR) 11-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression on front pair final furlong, 3rd of 8, 8 1/4l behind Strelka (8-11) at Kempton 1m 4f fll stks (4) pol in Sep.
Great Hall 50-1 (8-9) Mid-division, pushed along on outside over 3f out, soon beaten, well behind final 2f, last of 8, 29 1/2l behind Summer Moon (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Harmonise 6-1 (10-6) Tracked leader, jumped left from 3rd, hit 4 out, lost place when ridden after next, no danger after, weakened flat, 5th of 6, 27l behind Zamperini (10-9) at Plumpton 2m hcp (3) gf in Sep.
Lord Halifax (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Keen early, tracked leaders, chased leader over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Moment Of Hope (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f stks (6) pol in Jul.
Edmond Dantes (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Held up, progress on inside 2f out, soon ridden, not quicken well inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Sea Battle (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Aug.
Potenza (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Held up, ridden and headway on outside over 2f out, edged right and chased winner over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Euro Implosion (9-1) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (5) sft in Aug.
Blowing Dixie 6-5fav (8-4) Raced wide in touch, lost place and in rear 8f out, pushed over 3f out, very wide into straight over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Asian Angel (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Seeusoon (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 25 1/2l behind Well Funded (8-11) at Chester 1m 6f hcp (4) sft in Sep.
Awesomedude 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders and keen, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6 3/4l behind Dark Miracle (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in May.
Matewan (IRE) 9-4jfav (9-5) Steadied start, in touch, pushed along 3f out, headway to chase leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (5) gs in Aug beating Deinonychus (8-5) by 1l, 7 ran.
Grand Inquisitor 50-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, hanging left over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 23l behind Regal Director (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Potters Lady Jane 7-1 (9-4) Mid-division, some headway 2f out, no impression, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 10 1/2l behind Oh It's Saucepot (9-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp fll (4) gf in Sep.
Mukha Magic 6-1 (9-0) Tracked clear leader over 3f, handy 3rd, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened inside final 2f, 4th of 6, 10 3/4l behind Fantastic Blue (9-6) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Minnelli 12-1 (9-6) Held up behind, headway under pressure over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on well inside final furlong, joined leader near finish, led post, won at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp (6) gd in Sep beating Sea Of Mystery (9-12) by shd, 15 ran.