Now he's got his head in front, Pindar could easily follow up his Bath victory over this extra quarter-mile. Taqaat is also upped in trip after his second at Yarmouth though has a bit to find with Young Jackie on that run. Rodrigo De Freitas seems to need further nowadays, however, so we'll give a tentative vote to GOWER RULES. He's dropped to a decent mark and may have found the ground softer than ideal at Windsor last time. Barbirolli is racing for the 108th time on the Flat today and recent runs suggest those efforts are starting to take their toll.
Screaming Brave 9-2 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway on wide outside inside final 2f, stayed on well inside final furlong to go 3rd post, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Fastinthestraight (8-9) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan '11.
Taqaat (USA) 14-1 (9-2) Soon led, ridden over 3f out, headed entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Five Hearts (8-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Gower Rules (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on near side in straight, plugged on final 2f, 6th of 15, 7l behind Royal Etiquette (9-1) at Windsor 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Rodrigo De Freitas (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon ridden to chase leaders, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 12l behind Waterford Star (8-8) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
El Libertador (USA) 20-1 (8-7) Behind early, headway to join main group halfway, never a factor, 7th of 8, 9l behind Alfraamsey (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Pindar (GER) 10-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, hung left final furlong, driven out, won at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) gd beating Ryedale Lass (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 14 ran.
Young Jackie 16-1 (8-4) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Five Hearts (8-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Barbirolli 16-1 (8-4) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Bennelong (9-7) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Disturbia (IRE) 22-1 (8-2) Towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 14, 10l behind Pindar (8-7) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) gd.