TRUANCY's Epsom win received a massive boost when the runner-up landed a decent handicap at Goodwood last week. Karl Burke's gelding still looks well treated and can complete the hat-trick at the chief expense of last month's course winner Bold Captain. Ryeolliean has only beaten one home in his two starts this year but did have the maiden Stanarley Pic almost six lengths behind when winning at Newcastle last October.
Bold Captain (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Made all, ridden 2f out, driven and all out, won at Ripon 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Jul beating Hesbaan (9-3) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Ryeolliean 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 7l behind Imshivalla (8-9) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Truancy (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Made all, ridden 2f out, stayed on, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Tall Ship (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Stanarley Pic 5-2 (9-7) Raced wide in touch, headway to track leader over 6f out, ridden 3f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Emerahldz (9-1) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in May.