Jacob's Pillow drops a grade after his second at Bath but is a pound higher. He is yet to finish out of the frame, however, so will be tough to beat but has to give 12lb to NEWTON'S LAW, which may prove beyond him. Connections try him in a hood today after he again failed to find much when beaten by My Inspiration here last time but the latter has a penalty now and Richard Hughes should now be familiar with his mount's quirks. Newmarket second Poetic Choice races on a rain-softened surface for the first time but Cordial wasn't disgraced on easy going at Leicester last week and could play a part.
Jacob's Pillow 9-4 (8-5) Chased winner throughout, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Speed Hawk (9-5) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) fm in Jul.
My Inspiration 6-1 (9-0) Raced alonge on near side, chased leader, switched left to join main group 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on gamely, driven out, won at Windsor 5f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft beating Newton's Law (9-5) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Heavens Edge 33-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 5l behind Lexington Abbey (9-1) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Poetic Choice 9-2 (9-7) Prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 2l behind He's My Boy (8-3) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Cordial 25-1 (8-5) Made most until ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Basil Berry (9-0) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Mr Dandy Man (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Meadway (9-1) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Newton's Law (IRE) 8-11fav (9-5) Chased leaders, switched right 2f out, hung left in behind winner and head high inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish but not keen, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind My Inspiration (9-0) at Windsor 5f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft.