SECRET MILLIONAIRE has got a great draw to work from today and Pat Morris's charge can defy the handicapper once again. Bohemian Melody is something of a standing dish around here though life has not been made easier by the imposition of a 5lb rise for a close up finish behind Kakatosi. Secret Witness has had more seconds of late that Oliver Twist. Mac's Power has often been well touted ahead some of the summer's big handicaps so a cursory watch of the market has to be advised. Novellen Lad has to be respected on a fair fifth to Hawkeyethenoo at York. Five Star Junior is probably a better type over five furlongs though Kieren Fallon remains aboard.
Five Star Junior (USA) 12-1 (8-9) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 6th of 8, 7l behind Tangerine Trees (8-9) at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (3) gd.
Bohemian Melody 13-2 (9-2) Went left and hampered start, held up, headway 2f out, not clear run and switched left inside final furlong, ran on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Kakatosi (9-6) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Aug.
Ghostwing 28-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 16, 18l behind Hitchens (9-5) at York 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Secret Witness 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division stands' side, ridden 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, edged left, went 2nd near finish, not reached winner, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Summerinthecity (8-8) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Secret Millionaire (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Always prominent, led over 1f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Kanaf (9-1) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Novellen Lad (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 8l behind Horseradish (8-11) at Haydock 6f stks 0-90 (3) sft.
Shifting Star (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden over 2f out, lost place well over 1f out, 12th of 16, 7l behind Hitchens (9-5) at York 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Arteus 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 8l behind Oil Strike (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Mac's Power (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Mid-division, headway 3f out, soon chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Baby Strange (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Take Ten 7-1 (8-6) Prominent, ridden to challenge over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 18, 2 1/2l behind Irish Heartbeat (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Sutton Veny (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Went right start, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 10, 11l behind Tagula Night (9-2) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Filligree (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, hard driven to challenge over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 15, 6l behind Who's Shirl (8-11) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd.