Last year's Ayr Gold Cup hero OUR JONATHAN returned to action with a classified race victory at Haydock. He beat similar rated rivals to today on that occasion including Morache Music and, given he handles soft ground, Kevin Ryan's sprinter will take the beating on today's terms. Definightly went close in the Palace House at Newmarket last time with Eton Rifles behind and should be in the mix as should the three-year-old Artistic Jewel, who has scope for further progress, but Libranno could prove the biggest threat if back to his best. The remainder have plenty to find in this company.
Eton Rifles (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Wizz Kid (8-12) at Chantilly(FR) 5f Grp 2 (1) gs.
Bathwick Bear (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) In touch, headway loooking for room when not clear run over 1f out, squeezed through and ran on inside final furlong, never going pace to challenge, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Cape Classic (8-12) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Definightly 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Mayson (9-0) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Libranno 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 12th of 13, 39l behind Tiddliwinks (9-7) at York 6f Grp 2 (1) gd in May.
Morache Music 14-1 (9-0) Slowly away, in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Our Jonathan (9-0) at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (2) gs in May.
Our Jonathan 15-8fav (9-0) Held up in touch, took keen hold, edged left over 2f out, soon headway, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (2) gs in May beating Regal Parade (9-0) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Chilli Green 8-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon led, hard pressed inside final furlong, just held on, won at Goodwood 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in May beating Oneladyowner (8-9) by ns, 8 ran.
Golden Delicious 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on rail, went 2nd halfway, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Escape To Glory (9-5) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Sos Brillante (CHI) 250-1 (8-11) Steadied start, always in rear, outpaced from over 2f out, last of 6, 19l behind Carlton House (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Artistic Jewel (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, just held close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind Inetrobil (8-9) at Haydock 6f 3yo lst fll (1) gf.