Muthmir showed promise on his debut and was only beaten a neck when favourite at Warwick next time. He isn't short of pace so the drop back to 6f shouldn't be a problem but he may struggle to beat PORT ALFRED. Despite being slowly away, the Godolphin colt just failed to catch Oasis Spirit at Windsor on debut and will have learned plenty from that run. Hanalei Bay has been off the track for a while and races on Turf for the first time but the mare Lulu The Zulu ran well behind Cape Of Hope here last month while a market move for either of the newcomers, Wishing Gate and Pilates, would be interesting.
Lulu The Zulu (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, pushed along over 1f out, led 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Cape of Hope (9-5) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Hanalei Bay (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, went 3rd over 1f out, kep ton inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Tamarkuz (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Muthmir (IRE) 11-10fav (9-3) Tracked leaders on inside, took keen hold, went 2nd over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Ziekhani (9-3) at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Port Alfred 3-1fav (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, headway over 1f out, edged left and ran on inside final furlong, ran on, not able to reach winner, 2nd of 11, nk behind Oasis Spirit (8-9) at Windsor 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Wishing Gate (IRE) Kyllachy colt out of Rydal Mount.
Coire Gabhail 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Oasis Spirit (8-9) at Windsor 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Pilates (IRE) Shamardal filly out of Caribbean Escape.
Sabrina's Secret 14-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, took keen hold, headway to lead over 4f out, headed over 2f out, soon edged left, weakened from over 1f out, 8th of 10, 25l behind Zibelina (8-12) at Newcastle 7f fll mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.