John Dunlop's Bombadero has shown promise in maidens of late but has yet to win a race and is not certain to handle the underfoot conditions so looks best left out of calculations with more solid claims held by Jeremy Noseda's Regal Park, who looks to be going the right way but might just be a shade high in the weights. Sir Mark Prescott's Comedy Act handled cut in the ground perfectly well when successful over course and distance last month and he has to be respected racing off a 7lb higher mark here, making more appeal than John Gosden's Zigato, who has shown progressive form on the Polytrack of late but has yet to race on turf. SHUBAAT could not have been more impressive for Michael Jarvis when making a winning debut in a Doncaster maiden in June, is bred to handle plenty of cut, and he can make winning start in a handicap off a mark of 86.
Shubaat 9-4fav (8-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, 2nd travelling well 3f out, challenged 2f out, led well over 1f out, in command final furlong, stayed on well, won at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun beating La Concorde (8-7) by 4l, 15 ran.
Time Square (FR) (0-0) 5th of 14 Toun De Cormon (0-0) at Cabourg(FR) 1m 2f trotting race in Jul.
Zigato 9-2 (9-1) Held up, took closer order over 4f out, effort 2f out, driven inside final furlong, led post, won at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul beating Plato (9-1) by nk, 10 ran.
Comedy Act 4-1 (8-12) Made all, ridden over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, kept on gamely, won at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul beating Bowdler's Magic (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Bombadero (IRE) Evensfav (8-12) Tracked winner, ridden an every chance over 2f out, one pace and lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Emerging Artist (9-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Regal Park (IRE) 7-4fav (9-9) Dwelt, and pushed along briefly, held up in last pair, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden and hung right over 2f out, stayed on under pressure over 1f out, went 2nd final 110 yards, kept on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Boston Blue (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 6f 3yo mdn hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.