Giant Sequoia is potentially very well treated and the market should be monitored closely in his case, despite a number of poor efforts this term. Satwa Ballerina is only a plater nowadays while Barbirolli looks to be on a downward curve and none of the three-year-olds make particular appeal, though Vexillum will probably be staying on when others have cried enough. AKULA has never won on the Flat but has kept very good company over hurdles over the last couple of years and may well be good enough to land an ordinary finale, despite racing for the first time since April.
Giant Sequoia (USA) 66-1 (9-9) In rear, never a factor, 6th of 7, 36l behind News Show (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Akula (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Soon pushed along, chased leading pair, went 2nd 3f out until ridden inside final 2f, chased leaders until weakened and eased inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 8l behind Illustrious Forest (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Satwa Ballerina 14-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up in last pair, stayed alone on near side in straight and well on terms, 3rd and one pace final furlong, kept on pressing for 2nd, no chance with winner, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Anginola (8-9) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo sll (5) sft in Jul.
Barbirolli 25-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway centre to 4th over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 8, 12l behind Taroum (9-4) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul.
Hal Of A Lover 33-1 (9-0) Always in rear, last of 13, 24l behind Noble Jack (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Flaming Telepath 100-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, never a factor, last of 12, 36l behind Nimble Thimble (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jul.
Vexillum (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden and no impression from 2f out, 5th of 14, 10l behind Phantom Ranch (8-8) at Nottingham 2m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Zarosa (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Keen tracked leaders, tracked leading pair from over 2f out, not clear run from over 1f out, soon switched right, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Phantom Ranch (8-8) at Nottingham 2m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Skyblue 40-1 (8-2) Missed break and unruly start, always behind, 8th of 10, 22l behind Seven Veils (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.