JAY KAY gave warning of a return to form on his belated return to action and followed that up with a win at Ayr last week. He remains on a winning mark, despite a penalty, and gets the nod. Sairaam produced one of her better attempts at Yarmouth last time while Day Of The Eagle and Royal Encounter take a drop in class and may figure along with Caledonia Laird. Sophie's Beau only won an amateurs' race over track and trip in between her more usual modest efforts, but course and distance winner Master Of Song has slipped down the weights.
Day Of The Eagle (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, went 4th over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Kuwait Star (9-7) at Haydock 1m app hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Botanist 6-1 (9-9) Soon chasing leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 11, 11l behind Emman Bee (9-9) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Royal Encounter 7-1 (9-3) Held up stands side, headway over 2f out, never able to get on terms, 6th of 12, 6l behind Inciting Incident (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Llyrical 14-1 (8-5) Mid-division, weakened halfway, eased over 1f out, last of 9, 35l behind White Russian (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Caledonia Laird 7-1 (9-1) Chased leaders early, mid-division, headway over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind Hostile Fire (9-6) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Sophie's Beau (USA) 8-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, weakened 3f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind Sky Crossing (10-2) at Redcar 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Jay Kay 2-1fav (8-7) Soon led, clear over 2f out, stayed on well, rider dropped whip close home, easily, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft beating Shiftin Bobbins (8-9) by 8l, 7 ran.
Trigger Park (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Chased leaders pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, no chance after, 8th of 12, 7l behind Blue Clumber (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Master Of Song 3-1fav (8-12) Raced wide in touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased winner briefly inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind See Clearly (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs.
Sairaam (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Raced alone centre overall leader, clear 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Jonnie Skull (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Exceed Policy 66-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 11, 17l behind Plough Boy (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.