Pensax Lad scored at Leicester last time but only beat Ridge Ranger by a length and is worse off at the weights. The latter would be a stronger fancy with a better draw but, as it is, the vote goes to SCARBOROUGH. The latter ran well for second in a tougher sprint here in June and a repeat would see him go very close. Neither Meadway nor Captain Myles could cope with a raise in the weights for earlier wins on their latest starts while Jolly Red Jeanz has his first start for a new yard having beaten Pushkin Museum over 6f here last month.
Captain Myles (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Went right start, soon chasing leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Online Alexander (9-1) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Meadway 11-4fav (9-7) Went left and bumped rival start, prominent, led over 3f out, headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind Skye's The Limit (8-12) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Scarborough (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Chased leader far side, led far side over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 16, 2 1/4l behind Online Alexander (8-13) at York 5f (2) gd.
Ridge Ranger (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Pensax Lad (8-7) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Pushkin Museum (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Raced wide and off the pace in last trio, headway halfway, chased leaders under pressure and edged right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Innocently (9-4) at Ripon 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Cordial 8-1 (8-10) Close up, headway to press winner entering final furlong, ridden and unable to quicken near finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Newton's Law (8-9) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Munfallet (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Made most until headed entering final 2f, chased winner but no chance, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Katawi (9-2) at Newbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Oriental Relation (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Led, headed over 3f out, driven 2f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Skye's The Limit (8-12) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Royal Connoisseur (IRE) 15-8 (9-5) Tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Thirsk 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft beating Aphrilis (9-0) by 2l, 4 ran.
Pensax Lad (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders and in touch, headway to lead over 1f out, kept on and edged right inside final furlong, won at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Ridge Ranger (9-2) by 1l, 5 ran.
Jolly Red Jeanz (IRE) 8-1 (8-3) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Chester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul beating Kodafine (8-3) by shd, 9 ran.
By Rights 6-1 (8-10) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Two Turtle Doves (8-10) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Red Forever 8-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Lucky Times (8-12) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.