CITY ZEN's close third to Hot Streak in a Listed contest over the course and distance is comfortably the form pick though she faded quickly when attempting an extra furlong at Ayr. She gets the vote to bounce back though My Inspiration looks a threat as she made a promising start here early last month before touched off over 6f at Haydock. Royal Connoisseur was a 25/1 chance when caught close home by State Anthem over 6f at Catterick but won't be anything like that price here and has to be considered. Galvanize was fancied to make a winning debut but disappointed before a much better run over an extra furlong at Haydock so there's probably more to come.
Captain Joe Captain Gerrard gelding out of Bond Shakira.
Galvanize 14-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, not pace of winner final furlong, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind True Comment (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Royal Connoisseur (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders early, mid-division, headway 2f out, switched left over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 10, shd behind State Anthem (9-0) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Shikari 20-1 (9-2) Went left start tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 12l behind Belayer (8-9) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Zac Brown (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Went right start, led, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Ambiance (9-5) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
City Zen (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Behind, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never on terms, 9th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Coral Mist (8-12) at Ayr 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gs in Sep.
My Inspiration 6-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, caught post, 2nd of 11, shd behind Dutch S (8-10) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gd in Sep.