Richard Hannon's yard has won this three times in the last five years and DOOMAH can enhance their excellent record. She only finished fifth at Windsor last time after scoring at Warwick but clearly found 5f too sharp and was still only beaten a length-and-a-quarter. Jumeirah Glory overcame a tardy start and trouble in-running to score at Musselburgh two weeks ago and is capable of better. Hawkesbury was also slowly away when second on debut at Kempton and will know more today while Russian Punch did well to win a rough race at Redcar, though more is needed here.
Jumeirah Glory 3-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, not clear run briefly over 2f out, went close 2nd well over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Musselburgh 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs beating Three Merry Lads (9-5) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Hawkesbury 11-8fav (9-5) Started slowly and ran green in last trio, switched left to outside and pushed along over 2f out, headway soon after, stayed on into 2nd inside final furlong, kept on well but no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Limato (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Doomah (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Towards rear and outpaced, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 5th of 6, 1 1/2l behind Justice Good (9-9) at Windsor 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gd.
Russian Punch 9-2 (9-0) Prominent, outpaced before halfway, rallied over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Redcar 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gs in May beating Cumbrianna (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.