MECADO justified his odds-on rating with an easy success at Brighton on his second start and looks the sort to make further progress under the tutelage of the Hannon juvenile academy. The return to a seventh furlong is not an inconvenience and he's on an acceptable mark for this handicap debut. Digital Rebellion is steadily getting his act together for Godolphin but may still need a little more time whilst the jury is out on Jumeirah Glory after a disappointing effort at Doncaster. He's probably much better than that. Guiding Light and Kifaaya are respected but Outback Ruler looks the main danger after posting a much-improved performance on handicap debut when beaten under a length into third spot by Power Play at Newbury.
Guiding Light (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 5th, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, soon behind, eased when no chance inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 14l behind Grigolo (8-8) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp (2) gf.
Digital Rebellion (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Close up, effort over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Johnny Barnes (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Jumeirah Glory (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, switched to center over 4f out until over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 13l behind Hawkesbury (9-0) at Doncaster 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jun.
Kifaaya 4-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden 3f out, went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Hernandoshideaway (9-5) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Outback Ruler (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and went 2nd 1f out, stayed on until lost 2nd final 100 yards, kept on, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Power Play (9-7) at Newbury 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Mecado (IRE) 4-11fav (9-5) Slight stumble after start, chased leaders, switched right halfway, challenged over 2f out, 2nd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead last 100 yards, won going away, won at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf beating Frozen Princess (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
British Embassy (IRE) 15-8 (8-12) Held up, headway over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, beaten over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, last of 7, 16l behind Mr Shekells (8-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Bakht A Rawan (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakening when slightly hampered well over 1f out, 9th of 13, 13l behind St Brelades Bay (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.