Hawkmeister is beginning to run out of chances and has been a beaten favourite the last twice. THE LAMPO GENIE has far more scope and really caught the eye in the closing stages at Haydock when finishing strongly having missed the break. He can get off the mark here, though Spring Dixie is respected having gone close at Yarmouth on her introduction. Salisbury fourth Shalimah may be the pick of the remainder ahead of the exposed Playboy Bay and Cassandane.
Shalimah (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Well off the pace in last pair, headway on inside over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 4l behind Sister Of Mercy (8-8) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Sonar (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Slowly away in rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 10, 14l behind Astrelle (8-10) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf.
Jolie De Vivre (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Slowly away, green and outpced in rear, never a factor, 9th of 10, 16l behind Dutch Connection (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (2) gf.
Ventura Castle Paco Boy colt out of Bisaat.
Hawkmeister (IRE) 6-5fav (9-0) Chased leaders, dropped to last halfway, soon pushed along, ridden and no response 3f out, soon beaten, eased when no chance final furlong, last of 5, 13l behind Percy Veer (9-0) at Brighton 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
The Lampo Genie 12-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway and switched right over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Al Rayyan (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Playboy Bay 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden 4f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, unable to challenge winner, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Abbey Angel (9-7) at Beverley 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Cassandane (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 10, 12l behind Shagah (9-0) at Goodwood 7f mdn (2) gf in Jul.
Spring Dixie (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Prominent 3f soon outpaced, ridden and headway over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Lady Maesmor (8-8) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs.