The progressive BOW CREEK sets a very decent standard on last week's third at York and nobody rides this track better than Franny Norton. A half-brother to the useful Dare To Dance, who stayed 1m4f, the further step up in distance should be in his favour and he's the one to beat. Mukaynis is entitled to improve on his debut third at Yarmouth and has more scope than Newcastle runner-up Arrowzone while newcomers Mountain Lion, a half-brother to two winning milers, and Yenhaab, closely related to the smart Folk Opera, should also pay their way.
Arrowzone 16-1 (9-2) Led, driven and headed inside final 2f, kept on, well held inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Longton (9-5) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Bow Creek (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Soon led, joined 2f out, soon headed, chased winner, one pace and no impression when lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Golden Town (9-5) at York 7f 2yo mdn (2) gs.
Haayil 8-1 (9-5) Prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed halfway, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 9l behind Outstrip (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Mountain Lion (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Tuzla.
Mukaynis (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Postponed (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Rasameel (USA) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden when bumped over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 7l behind Almuheet (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Right Behind You Royal Applause colt out of Aegean Shadow.
Samtu (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 3f out, some late headway, last of 4, 15l behind Music Theory (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (2) gf.
Yenhaab (IRE) Cape Cross colt out of Skiphall.