AGERZAM won his maiden over track and trip last season but never figured on his comeback in much better company at Newmarket. Roger Varian's colt should prove a different proposition in this grade and is taken to reverse latest running with Brazen and Purcell, though the latter should be in the mix again back on the Polytrack. Inka Surprise scored here last year and makes more appeal than Red Explorer with a recent run under his belt.
Agerzam 12-1 (9-0) Always in rear, last of 13, 23l behind Secretinthepark (8-11) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Brazen 7-4fav (9-7) In touch, hampered after 1f, headway over 2f out, challenge over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Shore Step (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Purcell (IRE) 11-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden when short of room over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Hasopop (9-7) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Inka Surprise (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden and no chance after, last of 5, 2 1/4l behind March (9-6) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Queen Aggie (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Outpaced towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on to 4th inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, not pace to threaten, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Dutch Masterpiece (9-3) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Red Explorer (USA) 4-5fav (9-3) Always prominent, led halfway, pushed out, won at Ffos Las 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul beating Vincentti (9-3) by 1/2l, 7 ran.