COLONEL MAK makes a quick reappearance after a poor effort in Saturday's Ayr Gold Cup. He'd been beaten by today's rival Secret Look at Newmarket before that but re-opposes on better terms here and gets the nod. The latter should make another bold bid but three-year-olds don't have a great record in this and the recent form of El Manati and Baileys Jubilee doesn't say much for their chances. Last month's Epsom winner Hopes N Dreams has decent claims, though, and is preferred to Majestic Myles.
Colonel Mak 10-1 (9-8) Chased leader center, ridden and merged with stand side group over 1f out, soon weakened, 25th of 27, 21l behind Ancient Cross (9-10) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs.
Majestic Myles (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Chased leaders stand side, weakened over 1f out, 20th of 26, 16l behind Highland Colori (8-13) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs.
Bix (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 9l behind Lothair (10-0) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gs.
Secret Look 8-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden 4f out, headway on outer 2f out, edged left and led over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 4l behind Laffan (9-5) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Hopes N Dreams (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Made all, clear over 1f out, riden inside final furlong, kept on strongly, won at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug beating Clear Praise (8-11) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Baileys Jubilee 13-2 (8-2) Broke smartly led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 4, 9l behind Royal Rock (8-9) at Yarmouth 6f cond Stakes (3) gs.
El Manati (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Dwelt, towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 9l behind My Propeller (9-3) at Ayr 5f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jun.