with leaders, weakened over 1f out
tracked leader, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish
in touch, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
mid-division, headway 2f out, kept on inside final furlong
held up towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
behind and outpaced, kept on inside final furlong, no impression
slowly away, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace
close up and keen, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
mid-division, ridden inside final furlong, kept on
made all, ridden and pressed over 1f out, held on well towards finish
held up behind, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous
It’s difficult to get past the progressive SHABAABY in this. He won a novices event before dotting up by seven lengths in a conditions race at Doncaster and Owen Burrows’ colt looks the one to beat on that form. Several have tried their luck in Group races without threatening to win including Dance Diva, who was still well beaten when second in the Princess Margaret at Ascot, while Staxton and It Dont Come Easy have also come up short in pattern company. Peggy's Angel and Barton Mills are going the right way but both have plenty to find to match the likely favourite.
Barton Mills 8-11fav (9-2) Made all, clear final 2f, ran on strongly, unchallenged, won at Kempton 7f stks (4) pol in Sep beating Exprompt (9-2) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
It Dont Come Easy (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Ginbar (8-2) at Chester 6f (2) hvy in Sep.
Shabaaby 13-8 (8-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd place, led over 1f out, soon clear, easily, won at Doncaster 6f stks (2) sft in Sep beating John Kirkup (8-11) by 7l, 4 ran.
Staxton 14-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind James Garfield (9-1) at Newbury 6f Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Sep.
Dance Diva 3-1 (9-0) Behind, headway over 1f out, soon every chance, faded final furlong, 8th of 9, 4 3/4l behind Tajaanus (9-0) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gs in Aug.
Daddies Girl (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Nottingham 6f (3) gs in Oct beating Roman Spinner (8-0) by 2l, 14 ran.
Island Drive (IRE) 13-8fav (9-4) Raced wide in touch, pushed along and headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 17 1/2l behind Sands Of Mali (9-2) at Nottingham 6f stks (5) sft in Aug.
Peggy's Angel 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, not clear run 2f out, switched right over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Chester 6f fll stks (2) gd in Sep beating Mayyasah (9-1) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Pulitzer 2-1jfav (9-0) Prominent, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Haydock 6f fll stks (5) sft in Sep beating Forever In Love (9-0) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Rebel Assault (IRE) (8-9) 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Beau Ideal (8-12) at Chantilly 5f lst stks gd in Oct.
Savannah's Show 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, driven when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on to lead inside final furlong, held on near finish, won at Musselburgh 5f (6) sft in Oct beating Where's Jeff (8-13) by hd, 8 ran.
Shaya (IRE) (8-9) 7th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Beau Ideal (8-12) at Chantilly 5f lst stks gd in Oct.