After victories over 1m2f at Nottingham and Leicester, ELHAAME tried this trip for the first time in a heritage handicap at Ascot and ran a superb race. The pace was slow and it was a dash for the line so his stamina has to be taken on trust but he looks a nice prospect on a fair mark. Kiwayu has no problems with track or trip having won here in July and he was returning from a short break over a shorter trip at Carlisle. Lahaag has won twice over a mile but has yet to prove conclusively that he stays this far but both Rio's Rosanna and Kashmir Peak arrive in very good heart and come with the bonus of having fine claimers on board.
Chancery (USA) 7-4fav (9-4) Held up in 4th, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra closing stages, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Renew (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 4f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Sep.
Lahaag 2-1fav (10-0) Tracked leaders, challenged 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 12, 4l behind Winterlude (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Continuum 4-1 (9-12) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 9, 3l behind Sula Two (8-10) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.
Sennockian Star 16-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden along 4f out, headway under pressure on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 13, 4l behind Haafaguinea (8-6) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) sft in Sep.
Nicholascopernicus (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, effort 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 18l behind Mijhaar (9-10) at Hamilton 1m 4f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs in May.
Kiama Bay (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, last of 8, 12l behind Swinging Hawk (8-9) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Elhaame (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division on inside, chase leaders inside final 2f, switched left and ridden inside final furlong, stayed on to chase winner towards finish, always held, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Excellent Result (9-0) at Ascot 1m 4f Handicap (Heritage) (3yo) (2) gd in Sep.
Warlu Way 33-1 (9-5) Started very slowly, pushed along over 3f out, always in rear, tailed off, 12th of 14, 42l behind Chancery (9-7) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Saptapadi (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Led early, soon tracking leader, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Swinging Hawk (8-9) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Hanoverian Baron 14-1 (8-8) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 8l behind Forgotten Hero (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gs in Sep.
Kiwayu 4-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Open Eagle (9-10) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Rio's Rosanna (IRE) 7-2fav (9-9) Raced wide keen held up, headway to chase winner 3f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Open Eagle (9-10) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Itlaaq 33-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 8l behind Forgotten Hero (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gs in Sep.
Totalize 8-1 (8-13) Dwelt mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 11l behind Dr Yes (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Oct '12.
Martin Chuzzlewit (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Tracked winner, pushed along 5f out, hung right from 3f out, ridden and no impression 2f out, no extra and lost 2 places close home, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Aquilonius (8-9) at Goodwood 2m hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep.
Kashmir Peak (IRE) 15-8fav (8-11) Tracked leader after 1f, challenged from 2f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not pace of winner in closing stages, 3rd of 6, 1l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-13) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Nave (USA) 14-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Uphold (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Van Percy 11-4 (8-4) Went right start, took keen hold, held up, headway when bumped over 5f out, ridden 2f out, switched left inside final furlong, stayed on, unable to trouble winner, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Amralah (8-7) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.