held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, driven out
chased leaders, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
held up in rear, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon one pace
keen in touch, headway over 1f out, soon weakened
led, ridden over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra
tracked leader, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on closing stages, never able to challenge
held up in touch, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never nearer
MENDOZA (NAP) is taken to improve on his run of four successive third place finishes. He's been a beaten well-backed favourite on his last two outings but those performances at Ascot and Epsom still read well in the context of this race. Moreover, both came over 7f and the feeling persists that this return to a furlong shorter will suit the Zebedee colt. Autumn Splendour ran a solid race on the all-weather latest and now returns to the scene of his sole success. The win of Capla Rock over Don Armado in June reads well, although he's been beaten since and Sky Patrol's last three runs also bring him into calculations. Carrie's Vision has disappointed since winning here on debut and now is tried in cheekpieces
Autumn Splendour (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Chased leaders on inside, ridden in 3rd and hung left over 1f out, stayed on, no chance with winner, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Lovin (8-11) at Chelmsford City 5f stks (4) pol in Aug.
Mendoza (IRE) 1-2fav (9-2) Edged left start, tracked leader, every chance from over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Royal Big Night (9-2) at Epsom 7f stks (5) gd in Aug.
Capla Rock (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort to challenge over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra inside final 100 yards, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Porcelain Girl (8-8) at Doncaster 6f fll (4) gf in Jul.
Sky Patrol (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Pressed leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Strict Tempo (8-11) at Nottingham 6f stks (5) gf in Aug.
White Iverson (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Pulled hard, led early, remained prominent, lost place over 1f out, 8th of 11, 9 3/4l behind Antagonize (9-6) at Redcar 7f stks (5) gf in Jul.
Carrie's Vision 3-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never able to challenge, last of 6, 4 1/4l behind Porcelain Girl (8-8) at Doncaster 6f fll (4) gf in Jul.
Artistic Rifles (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Raced keenly, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 17, 5 1/2l behind More Than This (9-5) at Goodwood 7f (2) gd in Aug.
Salmon Fishing (IRE) 11-4 (8-9) Keen tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 9 1/2l behind Princess Power (8-6) at Beverley 5f stks (5) gf in Jul.