William Haggas enjoys a fine strike rate here over the past five years and the progressive Jacob's Pillow seems sure to go close to strengthening those figures. He was too good for Intermedium in a Yarmouth maiden after showing promise on all juvenile starts and seems sure to progress further moving into handicap company. Nathan Alison takes a useful 5lb off and it's hard to desert the son of Oasis Dream but SPEED HAWK receives narrow preference. Yet to win this season, the Cowell inmate has nevertheless performed with real credit on two of four starts in finishing runner-up to the likes of G Force and Extortionist, before finishing a respectable seventh to Discussiontofollow in a hot Ascot handicap on Saturday. Form of such quality may see him home. Harwoods Volante would be of interest if translating useful All-weather form to Turf.
Bahamian Heights 25-1 (9-0) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden, not much room and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 14l behind Aeolus (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo lst stk (1) gs in May.
Umneyati 11-1 (8-11) Mid-division, lost place 2f out, soon behind, last of 12, 24l behind Hot Streak (9-0) at Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Speed Hawk (USA) 10-1 (8-6) Raced centre, in touch, headway to lead group over 1f out until inside final furlong, ran on and finished 2nd in group but not pace of principals near side, 7th of 18, 3l behind Discussiontofollow (8-10) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf.
Harwoods Volante (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders on inside, pushed along over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, last of 10, 20l behind Wee Jean (8-2) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp (2) sft in May.
Jacob's Pillow 5-4fav (9-5) Close up, headway to lead over 1f out, driven and all out, won at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun beating Intermedium (9-5) by 1l, 9 ran.
Taquka (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened from 2f out, last of 8, 6l behind Lexington Abbey (9-1) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.