JAMAICAN BOLT loves soft ground and has gone well fresh in the past so the fact that he hasn't raced since March isn't a concern. He is a sporting selection ahead of back-to-form Southwell winner First In Command and Judge 'n Jury, who ran a blinder in a Listed race at Doncaster last week but struggles to get his head in front nowadays. Goldream, second in a valuable handicap at York last month, may be the best of Robert Cowell's four runners and is preferred to Thirsk scorer Storm Moon and the filly Exceptionelle of the remainder. The latter is unproven on an easy surface while Peace Seeker is upped markedly in class.
Prohibit 12-1 (9-7) Raced centre chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 18l behind Confessional (9-2) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Judge 'n Jury 14-1 (9-11) Led stand side trio, ridden inside final furlong, kept on and held by centre group leaders, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Justineo (9-11) at Doncaster 5f listed stks (1) gs.
Free Zone 7-1 (8-11) In touch in rear, ridden halfway, never on terms, last of 7, 4l behind Stepper Point (8-11) at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) gd in Aug.
Jiroft (ITY) 4-1 (9-10) Held up behind leading trio, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 9l behind Swan Song (9-3) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Jamaican Bolt (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, not quicken towards finish, 5th of 18, 2 3/4l behind Thunderball (8-12) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Mar.
Goldream 9-1 (9-1) Dwelt, soon racing in mid-division, headway under pressure 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to take 2nd final strides, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 17, 3/4l behind Bogart (9-7) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.
Normal Equilibrium 13-2 (8-12) Raced stand side tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 7l behind Confessional (9-2) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Exceptionelle 10-11fav (9-7) Pulled hard, racing on rail, steadied off heels and shuffled back over 3f out, saw no daylight until switched right inside final furlong, strong run in closing stages, not get up, unlucky, 2nd of 6, nk behind Pixilated (9-1) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Storm Moon (USA) 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, pushed to lead over 1f out, soon edged right, kept on, driven out, won at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Millkwood (8-8) by 1l, 8 ran.
First In Command (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, led and hung left 1f out, held on, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Aug beating Clubland (9-6) by shd, 13 ran.
Peace Seeker 2-1 (9-2) Made all, hard ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug beating Rebecca Romero (9-8) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
Top Boy 7-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride and not much room after start, behind, headway on wide outside to chase leaders 3f out, wide on bend over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Space Artist (9-1) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.