DOUBLE DISCOUNT looks to have every chance of landing a hat-trick. He arrives on the back of a couple of wins at Haydock with Declan Bates negating a big chunk of a 6lb penalty and can go in again. Enzaal has plenty to find with the selection and he wears his owners second colours in deference to Dairam. The latter steps up in trip after a cosy win over a mile at Beverley and makes more appeal than Jullundar, a runner-up in lesser company at Windsor and engaged at Epsom last night.. Gabrial The Thug remains without a win and is getting no closer despite slipping down the weights.
Double Discount (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Raced wide in touch in rear, smooth headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, idled near finish, won at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Velox (9-5) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Enzaal (USA) 14-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and joined 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 5th of 7, 9l behind Broughton (9-7) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Dairam (USA) 3-10fav (9-5) Tracked leader, pushed along over 1f out, soon led and ridden, kept on well to go clear inside final furlong, won at Beverley 1m 3yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun beating Correggio (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Jullundar (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Held up last, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, never going pace to reach winner, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Orbison (9-5) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Gabrial The Thug (FR) 9-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 10, 8l behind Chant (9-6) at Doncaster 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.