Galileo Rock was set to take his chance in the St Leger at Doncaster yesterday while it's strange to see the admirable veteran Red Cadeaux running in a classic but, as eight of his last nine starts have been at the very highest level, he deserves his chance though he wouldn't want any more rain. Ahzeemah has been showing his best form over further as he did when landing the Lonsdale Cup at York and he may get outpaced by a couple of these with last year's winner ROYAL DIAMOND taken to repeat the process as he was back to his very best here last month where he had Ernest Hemingway, who had beaten him the previous twice, well behind. The hugely promising Pale Mimosa may prove best of the remainder.
Ahzeemah (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, tracked leader until 12f out, regained 2nd on inside 5f out, upsides 3f out, ridden and hung right from 2f out, led approaching final furlong, held on under strong pressure, won at York 2m Grp 2 (1) gs in Aug beating Simenon (9-3) by hd, 7 ran.
Certerach (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) 2nd of 10, nk behind Ahzeemah (8-11) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f Grp 3 fst in Mar.
Chamonix (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon recovered to lead and dispute, headed straight over 3f out, chased leader until carried head high and weakened over 2f out, tailed off and eased over 1f out, last of 5, 34l behind St Nicholas Abbey (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Ernest Hemingway (IRE) 4-9fav (9-12) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden in 3rd 3f out, soon no impression on leaders, kept on one paced from 2f out, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Royal Diamond (9-12) at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
Red Cadeaux 13-2 (9-10) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner approaching final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Royal Empire (9-4) at Newbury 1m 5f Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
Royal Diamond (IRE) 7-2 (9-12) Made most, ridden and joined 2f out, kept on well under pressure, edged ahead again inside final furlong, won at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug beating Voleuse De Coeurs (9-9) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Saddler's Rock (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) In touch and keen, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 14l behind Brown Panther (9-7) at Goodwood 2m Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Euphrasia (IRE) 100-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden and lost touch in 5th 3f out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 28l behind The Fugue (9-4) at Leopardstown 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd.
Pale Mimosa (IRE) 5-4fav (9-3) Chased clear leaders in 3rd, pushed along to close approaching straight, ridden to lead over 1f out and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m 6f Listed stks (1) gf in Jun beating Missunited (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Voleuse De Coeurs (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to dispute lead and ridden 2f out, kept on well under pressure, headed inside final furlong and no extra close home, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Royal Diamond (9-12) at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
Galileo Rock (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division and well off the pace, headway into straight, 6th 2f out, ridden to challenge in 2nd 1f out, every chance and kept on well without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Trading Leather (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.