HAWKMEISTER improved to finish fourth at Salisbury last week with a four-length gap to the rest of the field. The Hannon colt should be up to landing this less competitive contest with any further progress. Thecornishassassin is another likely to improve stepping up in distance along with Gilded Lace. The latter was outclassed in the Albany at Ascot last time but had fared better on her debut at Newbury. Entente and Anna Dolce are newcomers to keep an eye on for the future.
Entente Mawatheeq colt out of Amarullah.
Hawkmeister (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, effort in inner over 2f out, soon one pace, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Marcano (9-5) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
St Paul's Square (IRE) 200-1 (8-6) Stumbled and unseated rider leaving stalls, in a race won by Magical Memory (9-2) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun, 11 ran.
Thecornishassassin 50-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 4l behind Magical Memory (9-2) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Picket Line Multiplex colt out of Dockside Strike.
Cahar Fad (IRE) Bushranger colt out of Tarbiyah.
Anna Dolce (FR) Areion filly out of Anna Spectra.
Runner Runner (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Dwelt in rear, never on terms, 8th of 10, 12l behind Jaganory (9-0) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Sculptured (FR) 8-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Dream Approval (8-7) at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Artesana Mastercraftsman filly out of Koniya.
Hidden Agenda 25-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 11l behind Buckleberry (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.
Gilded Lace 100-1 (9-0) Dwelt in rear, ridden halfway, never near leaders, 14th of 21, 13l behind Cursory Glance (9-0) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.