Penitent continues to ply his trade with distinction but it's some time since a horse of his age won this race and GLORY AWAITS can take his measure. This represents a massive drop from the heights he reached when second in last season's 2,000 Guineas land and though Kevin Ryan's charge has been unable to subsequently get his head infront, he showed enough in the Queen Anne Stakes to suggest that he retains ability. Boom And Bust seems fated to find one too good and there was clearly something amiss on his seasonal reappearance at Newmarket. Intransigent and Mushir are improving handicappers and connections are clearly fancying their chances of nicking a Listed race along the way.
Penitent 20-1 (9-8) Prominent, effort over 1f out, faded final furlong, last of 8, 11l behind Gregorian (9-3) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 (1) sft in Jun.
Boom And Bust (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Keen soon led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 20l behind Mull Of Killough (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Chosen Character (IRE) 9-2 (9-13) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Balducci (9-12) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Glory Awaits (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Raced alone towards near side, tracked leading pair, every chance 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 5l behind Toronado (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Intransigent 33-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 28, 3l behind Louis The Pious (9-4) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Miracle of Medinah 100-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and beaten over 1f out, never involved, 15th of 23, 10l behind Mustajeeb (9-4) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
Mushir 2-1fav (9-3) Held up in touch in mid-division, switched right over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 4l behind Musical Comedy (9-0) at Newbury 6f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in May.