MODUN has an entry in the Irish St Leger and looked every inch a future Group horse in the making when registering an easy win in a handicap at Newbury on his return to action. He beat a subsequent winner by four lengths on that occasion and, if handling the likely soft conditions over this longer trip, Sir Michael Stoute's charge can take this on his way to better things. Stablemate Blissful Moment is not without a chance and could reverse recent form on better terms with Rock A Doodle Doo, while the progressive Sharaayeen, who will appreciate any give underfoot, will have come on for last month's reappearance at Newmarket. Taqleed is better than his recent comeback at York suggests and Heddwyn can do better on only his fifth start.
Salute Him (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) In rear, 13th entering straight, kept on one pace without threatening, 9th of 13, 11l behind Mountain Pride (8-13) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gd.
Prompter 8-1 (9-10) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 17l behind Resurge (9-5) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp (2) gd.
Jutland 8-1 (9-4) Prominent, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, held on, won at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gf beating Lost In The Moment (9-9) by nk, 12 ran.
Modun (IRE) 7-2fav (9-6) Settled in rear, headway well over 2f out, driven to lead approaching final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr beating Udabaa (9-2) by 4l, 15 ran.
Chock A Block (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) In touch, pushed along over 4f out, hung right 3f out, soon weakened and eased, last of 11, 27l behind Harlestone Times (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Fox Hunt (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Tracked leader, challenged 3f out, led over 2f out, stayed on well, driven out, won at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gf beating Berling (8-12) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Halicarnassus (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, not much room over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Nanton (9-8) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Sharaayeen 9-2fav (9-1) Went left start, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, with winner over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 12, shd behind Times Up (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Albaqaa 100-1 (8-13) Raced stands side, always behind, 22nd of 28, 25l behind Julienas (8-8) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gd.
Rock A Doodle Doo (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, squeezed through narrow gap over 1f out, chased leader inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May beating Blissful Moment (9-5) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Awsaal 10-1 (9-10) Behind, ridden and outpaced 2f out, never dangerous, 13th of 16, 12l behind Tepmokea (9-1) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Blissful Moment (USA) 11-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, steady headway on outside over 5f out, chased leaders 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, stayed on until headed and not pace of winner towards finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Rock A Doodle Doo (9-3) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Very Good Day (FR) 7-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up in last trio, steady headway over 6f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 16l behind Investissement (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Taqleed (IRE) 11-2fav (9-3) Behind, ridden and headway 2f out, one pace and no impression, 8th of 20, 12l behind Pekan Star (8-7) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Averroes (IRE) 17-2 (9-1) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, effort towards stands side over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Tepmokea (9-1) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Ile De Re (FR) 4-1 (8-12) 3rd of 6, 7l behind Titurel (8-12) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 7f stks gs in May.
Western Pearl 16-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, lost place 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 5th of 6, 15l behind Drunken Sailor (8-12) at Newbury 1m 5f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gf in May.
Life And Soul (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) In touch on outside, headway to 3rd over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, lost 3rd last strides, 4th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Fox Hunt (9-5) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Nice Style (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 20, 15l behind Pekan Star (8-7) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Heddwyn (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, prominent, challenged on inner over 1f out, soon led, headed last 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Constant Contact (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Coin of The Realm (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, plugged on one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 7l behind Fox Hunt (9-5) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.