Brian Meehan has another strong chance of success here with RAKAAN, who should face stiffest competition from Adele Blanc Sec. The blinds are applied to the selection, who went close over this trip at Newmarket last time and his BHA rating of 100 should be taken seriously after five runs now, two of which have been in Group 2 company. He should have too much class. Adele Blanc Sec is clearly less exposed after just one start, when staying on well to be runner-up at Windsor over this trip. She will be better for that smart effort and can pick up some more prize money. Almadaa represents a yard going well and improved from first run to second when making the frame in a course and distance maiden, so there is hope that there is more to come once again. Meehan second string Blushing looks likely to be seen to better effect in handicaps, while a market check is advised regarding both debutants, though both are likely to improve with age. Rakaan can finally get off the mark.
Almadaa 11-4 (9-3) Dwelt, soon tracking winner, every chance 2f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Swilly Ferry (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun.
Calm Storm (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Always in rear, 12th of 16, 18l behind Destination Aim (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd.
Casanova Kid 33-1 (9-0) Soon outpaced, always behind, 6th of 8, 14l behind Secret Millionaire (8-10) at Chepstow 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Foxtrot Delta (IRE) Namid colt out of Tarziyana.
One Good Emperor (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up in last trio, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 11l behind Lowdown (9-0) at Goodwood 6f mdn stks (2) gd in Jul.
Rakaan (IRE) 1-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, chased winner 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, held inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Arabian Pride (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
R Woody 100-1 (9-3) Slowly away, outpaced and always behind, 12th of 14, 21l behind Buzzword (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Adele Blanc Sec (FR) 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders on rail, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd last stride, no impression on winner, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Seeking Dubai (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo stks (4) gf.
Blushing (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Pressed winner, ridden 2f out, lost 2nd, weakened 1f out, 4th of 9, 6l behind Full Mandate (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo stks (4) gf in Jul.
Cat Hunter One Cool Cat filly out of Eoz.
Flotate (USA) 80-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 8th of 14, 8l behind Damietta (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol.
Kildangan Girl 9-2 (8-11) Led, headed 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Waltz Around (9-0) at Leicester 6f fll mdn stks (5) sft in Jul.