After an opening victory at Haydock, Frankuus came here for the Chesham Stakes on softer ground and could only stay on at one pace after being headed 2f out. He should do better on this surface though the opposition looks very tough including his stable companion Monticello. He followed a narrow debut success at Sandown with an emphatic victory at Musselburgh and should get into the action. Bahamas overcame inexperience to land a Doncaster maiden in good style and looks a smart prospect as does DUBAI HERO and it's the Godolphin colt who gets the nod as he travelled smoothly and quickened up like a good horse when scoring at Newmarket. None of the remainder can be dismissed in a competitive opener.
Alcazar 8-15fav (9-2) Behind, headway over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon ridden, kept on well, won at Newcastle 7f stks (5) pol in Jun beating Major Cornwallis (9-2) by nk, 10 ran.
Apex King (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced by front pair 2f out, soon ridden, ran on well final 100 yards, led final strides, won at Newmarket 7f stks (4) gs in Jun beating Hyde Park (9-2) by nk, 8 ran.
Bahamas (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, good headway to lead and quickened over 1f out, green and hung right under pressure inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Doncaster 7f stks (4) gs in Jun beating Timeless Flight (9-2) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Burrishoole Abbey (IRE) 3-1jfav (9-2) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on well, driven out, won at Carlisle 6f stks (5) gf in Jun beating Town Charter (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Dubai Hero (FR) 11-1 (9-0) Hampered start in rear, switched and headway halfway, ridden and edged right to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 7f mdn stks (4) gf in Jul beating D'bai (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Frankuus (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Raced keenly, led until 2f out, chased winner until approaching final furlong, weakened well inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Churchill (9-3) at Ascot 7f lst stks (1) gs in Jun.
King Of Spades (FR) (9-2) 2nd of 16, 4l behind Pazeer (9-2) at Clairefontaine 7f sft in Jul.
Monticello (IRE) 5-6fav (9-8) Made all, ridden and ran on final furlong, unchallenged, won at Musselburgh 7f stks (4) gd in Jun beating Wigan Warrior (9-2) by 5l, 5 ran.
Mutawatheb (IRE) 11-8fav (9-0) Raced keenly, chased leader, led approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Newbury 6f stks (4) gs in Jun beating Tis Marvellous (9-0) by 1l, 14 ran.