The Hannon yard has not won this since the turn of century but has strong claims in this year's renewal. BAITHA ALGA has been rested since winning the Norfolk Stakes at Ascot in good style having landed a double over today's longer trip before that. He's just preferred, despite his penalty, to stablemate and Listed winner Beacon. Kevin Ryan bids for hat-trick of Gimcrack wins with Teruntum Star but the latter found Fendale too good in a conditions race at Musselburgh. The Great War was well beaten by the selection at Ascot and was just behind Jungle Cat and Muhaarar in the July Stakes at Newmarket last time while Ahlan Emarati has come up short at this level on three occasions now. Irish raider Accepted is unbeaten and makes more appeal than Aussie Ruler and Glenalmond.
Baitha Alga (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, held up tracking leading trio, switched left inside final 2f, good headway near side soon after, ridden to lead over 1f out, came clear inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun beating Mind Of Madness (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Accepted (IRE) 5-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, 4th 2f out, progress to lead 1f out, ridden and edged right 100 yards out, kept on, won at Tipperary 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gf in Jul beating Simply A Star (8-12) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Ahlan Emarati (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Keen held up towards rear, switched right over 2f out, headway when not much room over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Highland Reel (9-1) at Goodwood 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Aussie Ruler (IRE) Evensfav (9-5) Chased leaders on outside, ridden and one pace 2f out, hung right and no impression on front pair from over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Johnny B Goode (9-5) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Beacon 10-11fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, switched right inside final 2f, effort when not clear run 1f out, soon switched outside and ridden, ran on to press front pair final 100 yards, just held, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Cotai Glory (9-1) at Goodwood 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Fendale 5-4 (9-2) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, readily, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (3) gd beating Teruntum Star (8-11) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Glenalmond (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Prominent, led over 1f out, soon pressed, ridden and ran on, idled near finish, won at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul beating My Dream Boat (9-5) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Jungle Cat (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Pressed winner until ridden and outpaced final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Ivawood (9-3) at Goodwood 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Muhaarar 2-1fav (9-3) Pulled hard tracking leading pair, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, no impression on winner and lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Kodi Bear (9-3) at Ascot 7f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Jul.
Teruntum Star (FR) 10-11fav (8-11) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Fendale (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (3) gd.
The Great War (USA) 7-1 (9-0) In touch, headway and edged left over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Ivawood (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.