Tony Martin has been scooping up prizes all over the place recently including at Newmarket, where QUICK JACK beat the odds-on Nautilus over this trip. He didn't really have the form to do so but such is the stable's form at present that he won with a bit in hand and a penalty shouldn't prevent a follow-up, especially with his rider's claim to aid his cause. Bayan Kasirga gained her first success on ground with some give at Thirsk but had shown improvement on quick going on her two previous starts. She's up 7lb but had run well off similar marks last year so looks a big threat. A Southside Boy has run here three times and won them all. He almost defied a 5lb rise and better company on his latest start at Ayr and won't go down without a battle. The consistent St Ignatius will like the fast ground better than most and can make his presence felt.
Quick Jack (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, led just inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Nautilus (9-2) by 1/2l, 4 ran.
Saffron Town (IRE) 4-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, kept on from over 2f out, no impression, 3rd of 10, 25l behind Commissioned (9-2) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd.
A Southside Boy (GER) 3-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Beat The Tide (8-11) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
St Ignatius 7-4fav (8-13) Soon tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, held when hampered over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Chapter Five (8-12) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Hail Bold Chief (USA) 10-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 18l behind Ingleby Angel (9-5) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Bayan Kasirga (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kep ton well inside final furlong, won at Thirsk 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Jebulani (7-13) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Geanie Mac (IRE) 7-2 (9-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Lady Gargoyle (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 6f am hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Hello Gorgeous 14-1 (8-10) Chased leading trio, pushed along and outpaced over 3f oput, hung left from 2f out, plugged on again final furlong, went 4th in closing stages, 4th of 11, 17l behind Artful Prince (9-0) at Ayr 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.