It was good to see Marcus Tregoning continue his recent resurgence with Fyrecracker winning at Ascot's King George meeting over the weekend and CATARIA GIRL can keep things ticking over here. Jordan Vaughan partnered the mare to a narrow success at Bath on the firm last time and the US-bred inmate has now landed three of her last five starts. She still looks at the right end of the weights and can follow up. Purple 'n' Gold is an interesting contender for David Pipe but it's Tilstarr who rates the prime threat. She's enjoyed a consistent season, is not trip or ground dependent and should be competitive off a mark of 71. Play Street, pretty consistent too, is next best.
Purple 'n Gold (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 10l behind Billingsgate (9-4) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Taro Tywod (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) In touch in 4th, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Jewelled (8-10) at Brighton 1m 4f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Ruzeiz (USA) 10-1 (8-10) Held up in last pair, pushed along on wide outside over 3f out, soon struggling and never a factor, 9th of 10, 28l behind Starwatch (8-9) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Tilstarr (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 5th of 11, 2l behind Grasped (9-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Play Street 4-1 (9-9) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind Last Minute Lisa (8-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf.
Cataria Girl (USA) 9-2 (9-6) Chased leaders in 4th, headway over 2f out, led entering final furlong, soon pressed, just held on close home, won at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) fm beating If I Were A Boy (9-7) by shd, 8 ran.
Ashkalara 12-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind April Ciel (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.