Barney Curley has wasted no time returning SIR MOZART to action after a solid runner-up effort at Yarmouth this week, a pleasing return after an absence of over 350 days. He can go one better off the bottom perch if the 'bounce' factor does not kick in. Avon Lady's reappearance last April after seven months off was nowhere near as modest as a seventh of twelve placing might suggest, beaten less than three lengths. She hasn't been seen since but is nicely treated if all is well with her. Saint Pierre hasn't shown much this term but is descending to a more feasible mark, whilst Hacienda and Tariq Too have shown more than enough at times this term to make the shortlist in an open heat.
Watch Amigo (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Led, clear after 2f until over 3f out, headed inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 7l behind Rave (9-2) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Saint Pierre (USA) 11-2 (9-8) Held up mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 8th of 11, 12l behind Reel Buddy Star (9-7) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Hot Spark 11-1 (8-12) Raced far side keen tracked leader, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 22l behind Leviathan (9-3) at Salisbury 1m hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Jun.
Marajaa (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, some headway when not clear run inside final furlong, eased, 14th of 19, 10l behind Red Gulch (9-8) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Big Noise 7-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, driven entering final furlong, ran on under strong presure to go 2nd final strides, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Lightning Cloud (9-3) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Hacienda (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Led early, tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Jonny Lesters Hair (9-3) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Tariq Too 11-2fav (9-0) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Kingscroft (8-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Frognal (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Steadied and dropped in and held up towards rear, took keen hold on inner, headway over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Guilded Warrior (9-2) at Epsom Downs 7f clm stks (5) gd.
Plume 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leader early, in touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 7l behind Space Station (9-11) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Avon Lady 5-1 (8-13) Switched right start and held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 7th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Tevez (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Dominium (USA) 16-1 (9-7) In rear, effort on inside over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Great Acclaim (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Jake The Snake (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Dwelt, took keen hold and soon in mid-division on inside, effort 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 6th of 13, 5l behind Thunderball (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Sir Mozart (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) Steadied start held up in touch, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on to go 2nd post, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Amoya (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.