slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, ridden and weakened well over 2f out
raced wide towards rear, ridden and struggling 3f out, never involved
held up in mid-division on inside, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, went 2nd 2f out until approaching final furlong, one pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home
slowly into stride, took keen hold in last pair, headway 4f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
chased leaders, ridden and hung left from over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden and struggling 3f out, never a factor
switched left start, held up in rear, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead 1f out, headed and one pace final 100 yards
held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home
chased winner, pushed along 4f out, ridden 2f out, edged left and lost 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
led until narrowly headed 1f out, rallied gamely to lead again final 100 yards, won going away
tried to anticipate start and hit gate, chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon beaten
Examiner was well behind Empress Ali when Tom Tate's filly beat Master Of Finance at Chester a fortnight ago. The latter is slightly better off on today's terms and there's little between the pair again. Lacan never figured behind the progressive GM Hopkins at Newmarket on his handicap debut but has more scope than the likes of Lily Rules, God Willing and End Of Line. The latter was a well beaten third in Listed company at Sandown in May when INDY finished runner-up. David Barron's colt is having his first start since but gets a tentative vote as he should have improved during the interim.
Indy (IRE) 9-4 (9-0) Raced wide tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Master Carpenter (9-0) at Sandown 1m 3yo lst stk (1) sft in May.
Lily Rules (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Held up in last pair, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, never on terms, 8th of 9, 6l behind Fintry (9-2) at Sandown 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gs in Aug.
God Willing 33-1 (8-6) Raced stand side always in rear, last of 31, 44l behind Bronze Angel (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
End of Line 12-1 (8-12) In rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 10l behind Championship (8-12) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-110 (2) gd in Sep.
Lacan (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders far side, driven and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, lost place inside final furlong, 12th of 22, 11l behind Gm Hopkins (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Master Of Finance (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Led after 1f, clear 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra final 75 yards, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Empress Ali (8-1) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Sep.
Examiner (IRE) 11-4fav (8-7) Chased leaders, stumbled on crossing 8f out, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 15, 6l behind Empress Ali (8-1) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Sep.
Braidley (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Dwelt, behind, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 7, 26l behind Truancy (8-6) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Aug.
Empress Ali (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden and went 2nd entering final furlong, stayed on well inside final furlong to lead final 75 yards, won at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Sep beating Master Of Finance (8-5) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Imshivalla (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 6l behind Anderiego (9-10) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Shot In The Sun (IRE) 9-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, close up over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Rekdhat (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Sep.