in touch, smooth headway near side 2f out, challenged well over 1f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
pressed leader, led 5f out until 2f out, chased leaders, weakened final furlong
raced keenly, chased leaders on inside, pushed along and every chance 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, soon weakened
slowly into stride and went right start, always behind
chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon lost place
tracked leaders going well, 2nd over 2f out, led 2f out, pushed along and stayed on well final furlong
held up in touch, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, 2nd entering final 2f, ridden over 1f out, no impression when lost 2nd close home
raced wide, held up, headway near side over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner
slight lead until 5f out, chased leader until over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out
slowly into stride, held up towards rear, some headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out
outpaced and always behind
Richard Fahey has sent out the winner of two of the last three renewals and AKEED CHAMPION looks to have leading claims under Tony Hamilton ahead of stablemates Cadeau Magnifique and Montefalcon. He just failed to catch the winner at Ascot on his debut and is preferred to Mutamakkin. The latter finished a length ahead of Navigate when fourth at Newmarket and should confirm superiority while Count Montecristo is expected to improve with a recent debut at Ayr under his belt.
Akeed Champion 12-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, headway towards stand side rail over 1f out, driven to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, soon ridden, held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Mutasayyid (9-5) at Ascot 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Cadeau Magnifique 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, plugged on same pace over 1f out, 4th of 12, 12l behind Swift Emperor (9-5) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Count Montecristo (FR) 15-2 (9-5) Slowly away, in rear, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 6th of 10, 7l behind Lostock Hall (9-5) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Kaine Keira 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt, always towards rear, 8th of 11, 17l behind Belle Travers (9-0) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Montefalcon (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Last pair, kept on final furlong, no danger, 6th of 12, 4l behind Second Wave (9-5) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Mutamakkin (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Raced far side, held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 5l behind Consort (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Navigate (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Traced leader centre until merged with far side 3f out, close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 5l behind Consort (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Nebulla Iffraaj colt out of Kelowna.
Normandy Barriere (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Of fthe pace towards rear, plugged on final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Captain Revelation (9-5) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Nortron (IRE) Makfi colt out of Nessa.
Satanic Mills (IRE) Dark Angel gelding out of Few Are Chosen.
Humphry Repton 80-1 (9-5) Started very slowly, behind, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 17l behind Captain Revelation (9-5) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Royal Roman 66-1 (8-6) Outpaced behind, 10th of 12, 16l behind Buccaneers Vault (9-1) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Apr.