Rhythmic Intent ran well over a mile on his reappearance and duly went one better over a more suitable distance at York but the faster surface here would not be ideal. Mayfair Spirit has a good strike-rate and got back to winning ways at Windsor. He is only 4lb higher so could complete the double but cheekpieces may help ZUBA end a frustrating sequence with William Buick doing the steering. Make Haste Slowly is preferred to Natty Night of the remainder.
Rhythmic Intent (IRE) 15-8fav (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, led 1f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at York 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Jul beating Music Seeker (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Mayfair Spirit (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Held up, headway on rail and switched left over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well under pressure, won at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (4) gf in Jun beating Mordred (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Zuba 11-2 (9-7) Tracked clear winner, closed over 5f out, joined winner 2f out, ridden to lead briefly over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Fibonacci (9-0) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Make Haste Slowly 16-1 (9-2) Always prominent, headway on outside over 1f out, led final 110 yards soon clear and stayed on strongly, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (4) pol in Jul beating Caen Na Coille (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Natty Night 13-2 (9-4) Soon led, clear 10f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Vindolanda (8-13) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp (4) sft in Jul.