Last Sovereign is enjoying a new lease of life as a nine-year-old and should make a bold bid for his hat-trick despite a further 4lb rise. But he's closely matched with Doctor Parkes on latest running and the latter is weighted to reverse the form though he was engaged at Pontefract lastnight. Mac's Power is still capable of getting involved at this level but rarely gets his head in front nowadays while the veteran Tax Free may have done his winning for the year after a victory over track and trip last month. GOLDREAM has been running well in better company than this recently and it could be his turn today with Frankie Dettori taking over the reins. Cincinnati Kid arrives in fine form but this is much tougher than his recent tasks.
Mac's Power (IRE) 40-1 (9-6) Mid-division, lost place 3f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 13, 19l behind Tropics (9-3) at Windsor 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jun.
Pabusar 25-1 (9-0) Raced centre, always behind, eased when no chance final furlong, 17th of 19, 12l behind Masamah (9-2) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf.
Last Sovereign 9-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Doctor Parkes (9-12) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Goldream 9-1 (8-12) Raced centre, chased leaders, ridden and carried left over 1f out, not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, soon driven and kept on same pace, 6th of 19, 2 3/4l behind Masamah (9-2) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf.
Doctor Parkes 9-2 (9-12) Taken to post early, close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, ran on but always looked held by winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Last Sovereign (9-5) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Tax Free (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Secret Asset (9-12) at York 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Naabegha 16-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division on outside, headway halfway, chased leaders 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, eased when no chance inside final furlong, 13th of 14, 8l behind Doctor Parkes (9-2) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Mata Hari Blue 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Above Standard (9-3) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Cincinnati Kit 7-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, soon led, kept on towards finish, won at Doncaster 5f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Minalisa (9-12) by 3/4l, 10 ran.