A tricky race in which TIMETEAM can see off Effort. Granted, Timeteam was last seen out when obliging in a claimer but in many ways, that race is similar to the make up of this and with Jamie Spencer aboard, we take the hint this afternoon. Effort has the best BHA ratings having flown high in Group races previously. His rating of 91 might flatter him greatly from what we have seen of him lately. Son Of The Cat won well at Goodwood. An expensive purchase, he looks to be going the right way. Handcuff and Wigan Pier shouldn't be good enough and seem set to battle out fourth place at best. Timeteam is our call.
Effort 16-1 (9-1) Raced far side, in touch, challenged over 2f out, still every chance in that group 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 16th of 28, 8l behind Kingship Spirit (8-13) at Newmarket 6f 2yo aut (2) gf.
Son of The Cat (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Led field in centre, edged right and strongly pressed throughout final furlong, held on gamely, won at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) gs beating Piazza San Pietro (9-3) by a nk, 8 ran.
Timeteam (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up, switched right and headway over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, all out, won at Great Leighs 6f 2yo clm (5) pol beating Gone Hunting (9-2) by a hd, 13 ran.
Handcuff 50-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 2l behind Go Go Green (9-13) at Bath 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Wigan Pier 25-1 (9-2) Raced wide in midfield, ridden halfway, soon struggling, last of 12, 25l behind Chicken Momo (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp (6) pol.