BARON RUN has shown enough to suggest he can score in this company. Elaine Burke's charge finished third on the Polytrack on his reappearance and has a bit to spare with Clock Opera on official ratings. The latter continued her frustrating run when runner-up yet again at Pontefract three weeks ago. Both Different and Faluka may improve but will need to if they're to trouble the selection and Sixty Minutes makes more appeal than Lily The Dragon of the newcomers.
Baron Run 7-2 (9-2) Pulled very hard early, tracked leaders, outpaced well over 1f out, stayed on well closing stages, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Bluegrass Blues (9-5) at Kempton 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Sixty Minutes Compton Place colt out of Passing Hour.
Abanoas (USA) 100-1 (9-0) Mid-division, raced stand side from over 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 15, 15l behind Perfect Haven (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (4) gf.
Clock Opera (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and joined inside final furlong, headed and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Next Door (9-0) at Pontefract 6f mdn fll stks (5) gs.
Different 9-1 (8-12) Raced stands' side, chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon no impression, 6th of 18, 6l behind Fire Eyes (9-0) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Faluka (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, hung left and outpaced inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Shore Step (9-1) at Bath 6f mdn stks (5) gs.
Lily The Dragon (IRE) Moss Vale filly out of Noble Rocket.