L'ETACQ's last run came in the Super Sprint at Newbury. His only win so far came on the Polytrack but he was second at Goodwood earlier and that form should be good enough for a race like this. Amber Crystal has been knocking on the door and should be thereabouts again but Designate might be a principal danger if allowed an easy lead. He had Zebs Lad behind when returning from a short break at Lingfield. River Spirit is closely matched with a couple of these but is already looking exposed.
Zebs Lad (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Raced centre, tracked leaders, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace, lost place inside final furlong, last of 6, 4 1/2l behind Indaria (9-7) at Ffos Las 5f 2yo hcp (5) gf in Jul.
L'Etacq 100-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 24, 28l behind Tiggy Wiggy (9-1) at Newbury 5f 2yo auc (2) gd in Jul.
Brown Velvet 33-1 (7-13) Pulled hard in touch, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 25l behind Step To The Shears (8-11) at Salisbury 6f 2yo auc (3) gf in Jun.
Designate (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 6, 4l behind Fuwairt (9-11) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Amber Crystal 6-1 (8-9) Led, edging left when rider dropped whip over 1f out, pushed along and kept on inside final furlong, headed and outpaced towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Jargon (9-5) at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jul.
Arlecchino'S Leap 14-1 (8-6) Raced alone in centre of course, prominent overall, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 9l behind Bronze Maquette (9-5) at Ascot 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Its Lady Mary 4-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with very easy winner, clear 2nd, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Prize Exhibit (8-10) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol in Jul.
River Spirit 7-2 (8-7) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Just The Tip (9-7) at Carlisle 5f 2yo hcp (5) gd in Jul.