Ger Lyons rarely wastes a trip across the Irish Sea and his Saxo Jack beat a decent sort in Steps To Freedom at Dundalk and is improving. Sennockian Star looks best equipped of the three Mark Johnston runners to handle the soft ground but he turned in a shocker at Doncaster last week while Trader Jack is struggling to get his head in front and has had every chance in his last two starts off lower marks. VOODOO PRINCE was only beaten a couple of necks in a desperate finish at Doncaster a week ago. This looks a good opportunity to gain compensation with Disclaimer having his first run since disappointing behind Leading Light in the Queen's Vase in June. Trade Commisioner gets no respite from the handicapper but Haafaguinea is worth a try over this longer trip and makes more appeal than the penalised Llanarmon Lad.
Trade Commissioner (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, headway towards outside over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 5th of 15, 3l behind Vasily (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Black Spirit (USA) 10-1 (9-10) In touch, headway 3f out, ridden disputing well held 3rd over 1f out, 4th and one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Clon Brulee (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-110 (2) gs.
Chapter Seven 12-1 (9-6) Held up in mid-division on outside, ridden entering final 2f, weakened final furlong, 12th of 15, 8l behind Vasily (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Disclaimer 4-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division and keen, headway to lead 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 21l behind Leading Light (9-4) at Royal Ascot 2m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Viewpoint (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up last, pushed along 3f out, stayed on same pace and no impression final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Clon Brulee (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-110 (2) gs.
Sennockian Star 11-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, lost 2nd well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 13l behind Clon Brulee (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-110 (2) gs.
Trader Jack 9-4fav (10-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, driven into 2nd over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Mister Music (9-10) at Goodwood 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Voodoo Prince 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Forgotten Hero (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Saxo Jack (FR) 7-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Aug beating Steps To Freedom (9-12) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Haafaguinea 3-1fav (9-6) Mid division, never troubled leaders, 5th of 14, 7l behind Osteopathic Remedy (9-0) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Fennell Bay (IRE) 11-4 (9-10) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Venue (9-3) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Llanarmon Lad (IRE) 4-7fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Newcastle 1m mdn stks (5) gs beating Abbotsfield (9-0) by 1l, 11 ran.
Benzanno (IRE) 6-1 (9-13) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to press winner from over 1f out, every chance until not quicken towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Break Rank (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Aug.
Salutation (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) With leader, ridden and weakened over 2f out, eased, 6th of 7, 10l behind Greek War (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.