tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, looking for room and switched inside under 2f out, soon switched right, bumped and drifted right over 1f out, progress to challenge inside final furlong, led inside final 1/2f and on top late
Mahagoni won nicely at Chepstow but is penalised for this and FLIPPIN’ ECK can take advantage. The latter improved to go close at Thirsk last time and any further progress should see Tim Easterby’s charge off the mark. Benzema steps up in trip after finishing closer at Ripon while Texas Man and Chili Valentino are both full brothers to winners and may prove best of the newcomers.
Mahagoni 15-2 (9-5) Made all, raced stands side, ran on well, clear well inside final furlong, won at Chepstow 6f mdn stks (4) gf in Jun beating Cavalluccio (9-5) by 2l, 7 ran.
Benzema 12-1 (9-5) Prominent on rail, pushed along 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on final 110yds, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Atomic Lady (9-0) at Ripon 5f stks (5) gf in Jun.
Chili Valentino Iffraaj colt out of Chili Dip.
Flippin' Eck (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, ran on, 3rd of 17, 3/4l behind Tareekh (9-5) at Thirsk 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Master Richard Aclaim colt out of Movementneverlies.
Prodigious Blue (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leader until inside final 2f, weakened quickly, last of 7, 16 3/4l behind Ever Given (9-5) at Ripon 6f stks (4) sft in May.
Rollajam (IRE) Belardo colt out of Papaya.
Caracristi Mondialiste filly out of Jen Jos Enigma.
Texas Man (IRE) Dandy Man gelding out of Texas Queen.