held up in mid-division, headway going well 3f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, comfortably
mid-division, headway on outside 3f out, soon outpaced, hung left and weakened over 1f out
chased leaders, effort over 3f out, driven on outside 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression on winner
steadied start, held up in rear, took keen hold, ran on inside final furlong, went 4th towards finish
led, headed 3f out, soon beaten
chased leader, led 3f out, headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong
held up towards rear, headway and switched left over 2f out, lost place from over 1f out
tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd, stayed on same pace
mid-division, ridden over 3f out, never troubled leaders
blindfold off slightly late and missed break, always in rear
CHANCE looks to be on a pretty steep upward curve having won both handicap starts with plenty to spare – the hat-trick beckons for Simon Crisford’s colt. Highwaygrey has been racing over further but seems to have found some consistency and will be staying on in the closing stages. William Haggas tries the lightly-raced Moftris in cheekpieces and Potenza is on a roll, though up against it here upped in grade off a 9lb higher mark.
Chance 11-10fav (8-12) Close up in rear, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Nottingham 1m hcp (4) gd in Jul beating Lethal Missile (9-6) by 4l, 5 ran.
Amadeus Grey (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Pressed leader, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 8, 11 1/2l behind Cockalorum (9-11) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Balladeer 5-1 (9-6) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 7th of 8, 23 1/4l behind Amjaady (9-2) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Brandy Spirit 11-4 (9-2) Pressed leader to over 3f out, soon ridden and outpaced, stayed on to regain narrow 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 7, 7l behind I Could Do Better (9-9) at Carlisle 7f stks (5) gf in May.
Moftris 5-1 (9-5) Soon tracking leader from wide draw, led 6f out, ridden and pressed 2f out, headed and checked over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Rum Baba (9-5) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Antico Lady (IRE) 10-3 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 5th of 11, 3/4l behind Liliofthelamplight (9-3) at Newcastle 1m hcp (4) pol in Jun.
Sootability (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Held up in touch on outside, behind and struggling over 3f out, no danger after, last of 6, 9l behind Bighearted (9-7) at Beverley 1m hcp fll (3) gf in Jul.
Highwaygrey 4-1 (8-10) Keen in last pair, headway between horses into 3rd over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Production (9-3) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Potenza (IRE) 11-10fav (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, led over 1f out, drew clear final furlong, won at Leicester 1m hcp (6) gd in Jun beating Jimmy Greenhough (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Noble Account 20-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 3/4l behind Ragstone View (10-10) at Newbury 1m hcp (5) gf in Jul.