From every boat dories were dropping away
like bees from a crowded hive; and the clamour of voices, the rattling of ropes and blocks, and the splash of the oars carried for miles across the heaving water.
With Hermosa dropping away
tamely, Mehdaayih looked sure to give John Gosden and Frankie Dettori yet another Group One winner, only for Deirdre to flash home and take the spoils.
Dundee had plenty of pace up front and their midfield dominated in a 4-0 romp at Kilmarnock, and they played well in first half against Hearts before inexplicably dropping away
in the second half.
Moving up the tree after some decent placed efforts in Group Threes at York and Leopardstown, Joyeuse was floundering slightly in the final furlong against some seasoned rivals so perhaps deserves a little extra credit for not totally dropping away
Nibali proved he is simply too strong for the rest on a day when his Astana team looked vulnerable, with chief lieutenant Jakob Fuglsang crashing on a descent and Michele Scarponi struggling and dropping away
on the penultimate climb.
Bouggler was the only horse to offer a serious challenge, with the other runner Rackham Lerouge dropping away
, and Wymott (8-13 favourite) had work to do to remove him from the equation turning for home.
The disappointment of the race was odds-on favourite Evasive, who travelled nicely in the early parts of the contest on his first start for Godolphin, before dropping away
tamely once the pace quickened.
Water started dropping away
quickly after the peak was reached however, falling 20cm in an hour-and-a-half.
At release of the string, the rest twists downward via spring action, completely dropping away
from the shaft for zero fletching contact.
With the dropping away
of infant death rates from more than 100-200 per 1000 to 10-15 per 1000, life-expectation at birth (as statistical artifact) obviously shot forward.
"The way it's shaping up, it's very difficult to see two or three teams dropping away
After leading until approaching the final furlong, Premio Loco looked like dropping away
and pounds 50 was traded on him at the ceiling price of 1,000 on Betfair as Aljamaaheer (1.2), Thistle Bird (1.37) and Chachamaidee (1.62) all looked possible winners.
Overnight leader Peter Gustafsson of Sweden found the sweltering heat and swirling wind too much, dropping away
with a disappointing 79.
However, he was soon challenged by easy-to-back 7-2 chance Springfield Raki and when Leighton Aspell asked El Dancer for maximum effort there was no response, with the favourite dropping away
to finish 13 lengths behind Springfield Raki, who went on to defy an in-running high of 24.
Nigel Tinkler's gelding ran a remarkable race, leading a bunch of four in the centre until entering the final 2f, at which point he looked like dropping away
and pounds 5 was traded on him at 1000.