Jamarjo has three Polytrack victories to his credit and has no problem with the trip as we saw at Doncaster last month where he scored over 2m1f on testing ground. ALSADAA has scored twice over the C&D, however, though that was in early 2010. He'd been off the track since October and racing over a trip much too short at Lingfield last month and with that under his belt should be good enough for this. Frederick William gained the only success of his career over the C&D in March but has struggled from his new mark subsequently while Taikoo has run very poorly recently though in much better company on Turf. Twice Bitten has only run once at this trip where he was a very disappointing beaten favourite at Yarmouth.
Taikoo 12-1 (9-1) Pressed leader at fast pace, led 12f out, headed halfway and dropped to 3rd, weakened over 5f out, soon behind and lost touch, tailed off and pulled up approaching straight, in a race won by Romeo Montague (9-11) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul, 10 ran.
Alsadaa (USA) 66-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway inside final 2f, one pace and no impression final furlong, 6th of 12, 10l behind Viking Storm (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jul.
Twice Bitten 9-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, plugged on inside final furlong, never involved, 5th of 12, 9l behind Silent Moment (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Jamarjo (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Raced wide held up, headway to go in touch 7f out, ridden 3f out, no impression, 6th of 13, 3l behind Cape Rising (9-4) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Akbabend 100-1 (8-7) Rowards rear when badly hampered 11f out, ridden and struggling 3f out, tailed off, 16th of 20, well behind Hurricane Higgins (9-10) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gd.
Frederick William 12-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, went 3rd 5f out, went 2nd over 3f out until ridden inside final 3f, lost 3rd 2f out, weakened soon after, 4th of 6, 20l behind Courtesy Call (8-9) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Lady Of Burgundy 7-2 (8-2) Keen hold in rear, headway over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 6, 22l behind Callisto Moon (8-10) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.