ALTHAROOS failed to land the odds at Brighton earlier this month but was only beaten a nose. This stiffer track will suit and Sir Michael Stoute boasts an impressive strike rate at the course. Wyldfire was also a losing favourite on his latest start when finding a couple too good at Thirsk but has decent claims nonetheless while it would be no surprise to see Le Talisman improve on his recent third at Wolverhampton as he makes his debut on the Turf. Newcomer Flashlight cost 135,000 euros and he's another to consider especially if supported in the betting.
Altharoos (IRE) 8-11fav (9-3) Chased leading pair, pushed along 3f out, ridden well over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on strongly close home, just failed, 2nd of 7, ns behind Muharrib (9-3) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Apache Rising 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 9l behind Epic Battle (9-3) at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Flashlight (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Jazzy Jan.
Haaf'n Haaf 200-1 (8-2) Towards rear and outpaced, soon detached, 11th of 12, 29l behind Magical Rose (8-8) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm.
He's A Striker (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway to go in touch over 3f out, ridden 2f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 9, 6l behind Linguine (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) fm in Jul.
Le Talisman (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, led over 5f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Buckstay (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Love Marmalade (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 9l behind Glenard (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gd.
Wyldfire (IRE) 10-11fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, forced wide over 4f out, headway on outer over 3f out, chased leader over 1f out, kept on one pace and lost 2nd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Epic Battle (9-3) at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.