JACOB'S PILLOW is impossible to oppose despite being beaten when odds-on for his debut at Sandown. Better was obviously expected that day but he missed the break and ran very green so the experience should have done him good. The Hooded Claw looks best of the remainder with a run under their belts as he did well to finish runner-up at Thirsk before a creditable effort in a strong York maiden. King Of Macedon cost 150,000 euros as a yearling, double the amount he made as a foal, so someone must have seen something they liked.
Cahal (IRE) Bushranger gelding out of Cabopino.
Edward Elgar 20-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, detached in last, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 7th of 13, 8l behind Rozene (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
First Commandment 6-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 15l behind Hot Streak (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Jacob's Pillow 4-5fav (9-5) Slow into stride and went right start, headway to go in touch over 3f out, ridden and ran on strongly to go 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Outer Space (9-5) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
King Of Macedon (IRE) Invincible Spirit gelding out of Allexina.
Offshore Bond 50-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon prominent on outside, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Back Lane (9-5) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Rokeby 80-1 (9-5) Outpaced and always towards rear, 10th of 13, 18l behind Inyordreams (9-0) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
The Hooded Claw (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 5l behind Alphabet Rap (9-5) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gd.
Different Scenario 9-1 (9-0) Prominent, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 9, 9l behind Zalzilah (9-5) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in May.
Sleeper Class Sleeping Indian filly out of Class Wan.
Thiang (IRE) Tamayuz filly out of Bryanstown Girl.