Sir Guy Porteous beat Zain Zone earlier in the year but failed to cope with a penalty on his latest start for last month's win at Hamilton. It remains to be seen how Jacquotte Delahaye gets on raised 5lb for scoring over track and trip while Threetimesalady remains 13lb higher than last season's victory at Chepstow. WILDE INSPIRATION looks to have an easier task raised only 2lb for a maiden win at Newcastle and Julie Camacho's charge gets the nod with further progress expected.
Sir Guy Porteous (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Led and switched left soon after start, driven and headed inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no chance with winner when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Pretzel (9-2) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Jacquotte Delahaye 7-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden out, won at Carlisle 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun beating Miaplacidus (7-13) by 1l, 11 ran.
Threetimesalady 12-1 (9-7) Went right start soon edged left, in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 7l behind Felwah (8-13) at Leicester 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Pull The Plug (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Towards rear and in touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 12l behind Money Team (9-5) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Homestretch 11-2 (8-7) Held up behind in touch, headway on outside 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 7, 6l behind Pretzel (9-2) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Wilde Inspiration (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Close up, pressed leader 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newcastle 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft in May beating Percy's Gal (8-7) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Zain Zone (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, towards rear, headway and not clear run over 2f out, effort between horses over 1f out, ridden and ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Sir Guy Porteous (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Proclamationofwar 9-2 (8-12) Tracked leader ridden inside final furlong, one pace, 4th of 8, 5l behind Twin Appeal (9-7) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Market Storm (FR) 10-1 (9-3) Soon led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Between Wickets (9-3) at Chester 1m mdn stks (4) gs in Jun.