carried right and slowly into stride, in rear, not much room 2f out, soon switched right and closed, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd, not reach front pair
led, headed 3f out, led again over 1f out, soon headed, ran on, just held
went right start, held up, ridden over 2f out, well held from over 1f out
pressed leader, led 3f out, headed over 1f out, one pace and lost 3rd inside final furlong
held up, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, held on
prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
chased leaders, soon pushed along, lost place over 2f out, weakened
slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon hung left, no impression over 1f out
Stone Of Destiny finished well ahead of Abel Handy when running a massive race at 50/1 in the Commonwealth Cup at Ascot. But he takes on older sprinters today while Muthmir finished in front of Mr Lupton when runner-up at Sandown last time but is penalised for an earlier Listed success at Haydock when narrowly beating Alpha Delphini. The latter re-opposes on better terms and should go very close but TAKE COVER (NAP) won this in 2014 and was successful again in last year’s renewal. He finished ahead of El Astronaute when placed at Beverley on only his second start of the year and David Griffiths’ charge should be spot on today. A Momentofmadness ran well at Chantilly last time but this is tougher.
Muthmir (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway when briefly short of room inside final 2f, ridden and ran on well on outer inside final furlong, pressed winner towards finish, just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Judicial (9-3) at Sandown 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Alpha Delphini 8-1 (9-4) Led, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 10, shd behind Muthmir (9-4) at Haydock 5f lst stks (1) gf in Jun.
A Momentofmadness (9-3) 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Finsbury Square (9-3) at Chantilly 5f Grp 2 stks gd in Jun.
El Astronaute (IRE) 2-1 (9-2) 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Judicial (9-2) at Beverley 5f stks (3) gd in Jun.
Mr Lupton (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, driven over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Judicial (9-3) at Sandown 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Take Cover 9-2 (10-0) 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Judicial (9-2) at Beverley 5f stks (3) gd in Jun.
Abel Handy (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Prominent centre, weakened over 1f out, last of 22, 12 1/2l behind Eqtidaar (9-3) at Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Stone Of Destiny 50-1 (9-3) Held up centre, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish, 4th of 22, 1 1/2l behind Eqtidaar (9-3) at Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.