ROODEE QUEEN is worth sticking with until beaten. She landed her fifth straight victory when scoring at Epsom last time and, though only a narrow margin winner, the runner-up never looked like going past. Milton Bradley's filly is just 1lb higher today with her apprentice's claim taken into consideration. Fast Shot is another on the up and up and he bids for his hat trick after wins at Catterick and Doncaster, but Azzurra Du Caprio was all out to win at Doncaster and held an engagement at Ascot yesterday. Handicap debutant Highland Colori may prove best of the remainder.
Rigolleto (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Emilio Largo (9-7) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jul.
Azzurra Du Caprio (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside and edged right, driven out, won at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Eland Ally (8-13) by nk, 7 ran.
Indian Ballad (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Led, headed 4f out, stayed close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 7, 2l behind El Viento (9-7) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Belle Bayardo (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 12l behind Cape Classic (8-11) at Ffos Las 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Roodee Queen 3-1 (9-5) Chased leader, switched left halfway, led inside final furlong, edged right and idled towards finish, always holding on, won at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul beating Perfect Pastime (9-6) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Restless Bay (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) In rear and soon outpaced over 4f out, headway and switched to outer over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 6, 2l behind Lady Royale (9-7) at Ripon 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Close To The Edge (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, no impression over 1f out, 7th of 10, 8l behind Sirius Prospect (9-7) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Fast Shot 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, kept on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul beating York Glory (9-7) by 1l, 9 ran.
Levitate 7-4fav (9-3) Held up in rear, pushed along over 4f out on outer, headway 2f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Arabian Star (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Highland Colori (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Chased leaders on outside, chased leader over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon edged right, ran on well, eased close home, won at Southwell 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Jul beating Supercharged (8-12) by 5l, 7 ran.