Gems was reportedly suffering with a virus when pulled up here last month but looked fully recovered when scoring at Bath on Tuesday. She should figure again in this lesser grade and has the beating of Astroleo on earlier running at this track. There was little to separate Come On The Irons and Professor John over a shorter trip here last month and both have claims today, but a chance is taken on BRIGHT ABBEY. He was a well-beaten third when Kieren Fallon dropped his whip at Newmarket a week ago but still has plenty of scope for improvement on only his fifth start and is fancied to get off the mark today.
Gems 8-1 (8-7) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led inside final 3f, kept on inside final furlong, always holding on, won at Bath 1m 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) fm beating Dancing Primo (8-7) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Lauberhorn 11-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, outpaced 2f out, 7th of 10, 7l behind Muwalla (9-4) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Professor John (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) In touch on outside, came stands side 3f out, ridden and lost place over 2f out, soon behind, last of 8, 31l behind Shesha Bear (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Astroleo 6-1 (8-6) Chased leading pair, went 2nd over 6f out until inside final 2f, edged right under pressure from 2f out, rallied to 2nd again inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Sennockian Storm (8-8) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Come On The Irons (USA) 4-1 (9-1) Chased leading trio on inside, reminder 4f out, headway towards outside over 3f out, chased leading pair inside final 2f, went 2nd 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul beating Professor John (9-9) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Bright Abbey 7-2 (8-13) Close up, ridden 4f out, rider dropped whip 3f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Apparel (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.