LEGAL LEGACY had Fieldsman behind when a staying-on fourth in what looked a decent maiden at Newbury just over two weeks ago. His stable has three in this but he looks the pick ahead of Maftoon and Silver Quay with Richard Hughes in the saddle and, with obvious scope for improvement, can open his account today. Dutch Connection was third on debut at Salisbury but beaten six lengths when second at Haydock subsequently. Ascot third Rotherwick appears to be progressing, however, and Secret Brief will have learned plenty from his third at Ripon. Dance Of Fire showed definite promise at Sandown and is another likely to pay his way.
Able Mate 6-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 16, 11l behind Heartbreak Hero (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Dance Of Fire 33-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Darshini (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Dutch Connection 7-4 (9-5) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Faydhan (9-5) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Fieldsman (USA) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along and headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind Nafaqa (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Heatstroke (IRE) Galileo colt out of Walklikeanegyptian.
Jolie De Vivre (IRE) Thewayyouare colt out of Jolie Clara.
Lethal Legacy (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Chased leading pair, stayed on inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Nafaqa (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Maftoon (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Slowly away in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Medrano (9-5) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Rotherwick (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along 3f out, effort over 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Markaz (9-5) at Ascot 6f 2yo mdn (3) gf in Jul.
Secret Brief (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Quickly away, led on rail, not much room when lost action steadied and headed over 4f out, recovered halfway, chasing winner when hung left and ridden well over 1f out, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Jersey Bull (9-2) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Silver Quay (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden 3f out, stayed on to go 4th final strides, 4th of 10, 7l behind Mustadeem (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.