GARSWOOD travelled strongly throughout and won the Listed Harry Roseberry at Ayr with a bit in hand. The going was heavy that day and, with conditions likely to be testing again, he can make further progress and take this. Bungle Inthejungle sets the standard after his close second to Sir Prancealot in the Flying Childers though he has a Group 3 penalty to carry and his only moderate efforts have been on soft ground. Fire Eyes is held on that Doncaster run while The Taj will need to improve again after his C&D nursery success and, like Lucky Beggar, was behind Liber at Bath earlier. The latter should be better suited by reverting back to the minimum trip while El Manati set a blistering pace over 6f at Salisbury before fading in the closing stages.
Bungle Inthejungle 9-1 (9-0) Led centre, ridden 1f out, headed towards finish, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Sir Prancealot (9-0) at Doncaster 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.
Fire Eyes 13-2 (9-0) Chased leaders centre, ridden inside final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 7l behind Sir Prancealot (9-0) at Doncaster 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.
Garswood 5-1 (9-3) Pushed along towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Ayr 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) hvy in Sep beating Zoola (8-12) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Liber 16-1 (8-6) In touch, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 21, 4 1/2l behind The Gold Cheongsam (8-1) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Sep.
Lucky Beggar (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Took keen hold early, chased leader until halfway, weakened 2f out, eased, 7th of 8, 13l behind Moohaajim (9-1) at Newbury 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Sep.
The Taj (USA) 11-2 (9-7) Always prominent, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Ascot 5f 2yo hcp (2) gf in Sep beating Bispham Green (8-2) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Vincentti (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) In rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Ffos Las 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep beating Scatty Cat (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
El Manati (IRE) 5-2fav (8-12) Pulled hard, led and soon clear, reduced lead 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened well inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Winning Express (8-12) at Salisbury 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd in Sep.
Lady Phill 40-1 (8-12) Led near side group until well over 1f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 14th of 27, 8l behind Ceiling Kitty (8-12) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.