chased leaders, effort 2f out, soon no impression, faded final furlong
tracked leaders, under pressure 3f out, weakened well over 1f out
slowly into stride, sent forward to lead after 1f, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace
led 1f, remained prominent, led over 1f out, pushed clear inside final furlong, ran on well
COMMANDER COLE, back to form with a battling success at Doncaster, remains an interesting proposition as he faces the starter for only the ninth time in three seasons. That success suggests he is equally at home on Turf as an artificial surfaces and he's taken to follow up despite being raised 4lb for a narrow success. Protected Guest didn't appear to last home over this trip at Newmarket on Friday and Another Eclipse was due to run yesterday at Goodwood while Bless Him is unproven at the trip. Great Hall is better short-list material as he's gone well here before including when landing a £12,000 prize at last year's Eastern Festival meeting.
Commander Cole 13-2 (9-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, stayed on, led post, won at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Aug beating To Dibba (9-4) by ns, 8 ran.
Great Hall 20-1 (9-12) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, eased final furlong, last of 6, dist behind Saunter (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Another Eclipse (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, went 3rd and switched right inside final furlong, stayed on, unable to challenge front pair, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Commander Cole (9-9) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Protected Guest 11-1 (9-9) Close up, pushed along 3f out, soon every chance and hung right, stayed on one pace, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Matewan (8-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Aug.
Red Label (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, driven and lost place over 2f out, soon behind, last of 6, 15 1/4l behind Gulf Of Poets (8-7) at Haydock 1m hcp (2) sft in Apr.
Bless Him (IRE) 7-2jfav (9-11) Pulled hard in mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no headway, 7th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Via Serendipity (9-9) at Ascot 1m hcp (2) gd in Aug.