Bombardment goes from strength to strength and has every chance of landing a hat-trick having won again at Kempton last week. King Of Macedon is getting closer and Zeshov will no doubt improve for last month's reappearance at this track. Green Zone and Kalon Brama probably need to dig a bit deeper off their current marks but ZAIN EMPIRE was having only his second start when third at Sandown. This longer trip should be no problem so Robert Cowell's colt gets the vote with further progress on the cards.
Bombardment (USA) 6-1 (9-0) Prominent, led over 6f out, ridden 2f out, hard pressed, kept on gamely, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Musaddas (9-13) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
King Of Macedon (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, nearest at finish, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Khelman (9-9) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Zain Empire 9-2 (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Provenance (9-4) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Zeshov (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Steadied start, pulled hard in rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 8l behind Glorious Empire (9-5) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jul.
Green Zone (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 7, 8l behind Joys of Spring (9-7) at York 1m 3yo app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Kalon Brama (IRE) 4-1 (8-2) Keen in touch in rear, switched right and headway over 1f out, ridden to chase winner entering final furlong, driven to challenge inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 5, nk behind Sahra Al Khadra (9-4) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.