Rain would bring the well handicapped Cheveton into the equation whilst the attractively weighted Judge 'n Jury has to be feared from a good draw having returned to form at York but it may be worth taking a chance at a price with his stablemate MATSUNOSUKE. It's been three years since he won on turf but he's run a couple of sound races in three runs for his new yard, has tumbled down the weights and has an excellent course record. Supporters will be anxiously hoping that the gaps appear for the hold-up performer with fans of the well treated Sohraab, the unlucky Rocket Rob and the habitually slow starting Piscean in the same boat. Ziggy Lee is quietly progressive, Medici Time and Five Star Junior continue to perform with credit and Avertor has been highly touted this season and may yet prove to be more than a morning glory but he'll need to be the real deal to score in the face of his toughest task to date.
Judge 'n Jury 25-1 (8-11) Made most until headed by winner over 1f out, no impression final 75 yards, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Hamish Mcgonagall (9-6) at York 5f hcap (2) gd.
Five Star Junior (USA) 4-1 (8-11) Chasing leaders when not much room hampered and lost place 3f out, rallied over 1f out, riddden and stayed on for 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with unchallenged winner, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Masta Plasta (8-11) at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) gf.
Rocket Rob (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed to go 3rd towards finish, not reach leaders, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Caledonia Princess (8-2) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Matsunosuke 28-1 (8-11) Chased leaders centre, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 15l behind Masta Plasta (8-11) at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) gf.
Pavershooz 22-1 (8-7) Led stands side group and overall leader, headed over 1f out, soon faded, 8th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Damika (8-10) at Ripon 6f hcap (2) gs.
Tabaret 10-1 (9-10) Raced centre, with leaders, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd beating Doctor Parkes (9-9) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Drawnfromthepast (IRE) 28-1 (8-13) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 24th of 27, 11l behind Joseph Henry (9-1) at Goodwood 6f hcap (2) gf in Jul.
Piscean (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Held up and behind, headway over 1f out, switched right to far rail entering final furlong, ran on well, going on close home, 4th of 17, 1/2l behind Hamoody (8-11) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Ziggy Lee 7-2fav (8-8) In touch, ridden and effort to chase leading pair over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Hamish Mcgonagall (9-10) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Cheveton 10-1 (8-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 2f out, hung left and headway entering final furlong, kept on, not able to trouble leaders, 6th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Hamish Mcgonagall (9-6) at York 5f hcap (2) gd.
Sohraab 17-2 (9-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 9th of 10, 10l behind Caledonia Princess (8-2) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Medici Time 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 17, 1 3/4l behind Hamoody (8-11) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Invincible Lad (IRE) 7-4fav (9-8) Chased winner until over 3f out, went 2nd again over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, weakened to 3rd inside final furlong, lost 2 places post, 5th of 10, 5l behind Luscivious (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs.
Avertor 3-1fav (9-12) Raced far side group, slowly into stride, soon in touch, ridden 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Evelyn May (9-1) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.