PRAVDA STREET was out of sorts for most of last season and was ending a two year barren spell when scoring at Newcastle on his reappearance. He's 4lb higher today but if Brian Ellison has him right back to his best then a follow-up shouldn't be beyond him. He had Music Festival back in third last time and the latter should go close again, but Clumber Place is better with some cut in the ground. Coolminx could figure stepping back up in trip and dropping down a grade and Social Rhythm has claims on her return.
Coolminx (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Raced stands' side in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 14, 6l behind Addictive Dream (9-4) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Pravda Street 5-1 (8-13) Held up, headway 3f out, switched right over 1f out, ran on to lead close home, won at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Vito Volterra (9-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Clumber Place 9-2 (8-12) Took keen hold, raced wide tracking leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, no impression when lost 3rd inside final furlong, weakened to 4th close home, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Amethyst Dawn (9-9) at Thirsk 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd.
Khandaq (USA) 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 19l behind Toto Skyllachy (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Social Rhythm 6-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Osgood (9-9) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Music Festival (USA) 85-40fav (8-10) Tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, kept on, not pace of winner close home, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Pravda Street (8-13) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Imprimis Tagula (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and joined over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and eased near finish, 4th of 11, 2l behind Toby Tyler (9-3) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.