Pigeon Hollow finished ahead of BOOK KEEPER when the pair met here but we confidently expect that form to be reversed, with Mahmood Al Zarooni's charge taken to get off the mark. Ahmed Ajtebi wasn't at his best when getting this Oasis Dream colt in all sorts of trouble last time and our feeling is he should have won. With softening conditions likely to pose no problem and, hopefully, lessons learned, Book Keeper can gain his revenge on 70-rated Pigeon Hollow. Il Battista is tried in a visor and is already rated a pound better than Mick Channon's runner so must be considered, but Swift Alhaarth could be the one for second. Mark Johnston's runner will relish the conditions and his two-year-olds are coming to hand. Orange Ketchup was down the field in a maiden that's worked out and isn't omitted from calculations along with mildly progressive Zakon.
Book Keeper 11-4 (9-3) In rear, headway to mid-division after 2f, headway on inside over 3f out, repeatedly not clear run on inside from over 2f out, switched right inside final furlong then left, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Screenprint (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Il Battista 9-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway and edged right 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Mutual Force (8-10) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Orange Ketchup (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always rear division, 10th of 13, 10l behind Roman Eagle (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Pigeon Hollow 4-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Fluvial (8-5) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.
Swaninstockwell (IRE) Footstepsinthesand colt out of Dan's Delight.
Swift Alhaarth (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway to chase leaders over 4f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Samurai Sword (9-3) at York 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Jul.
Time To Work (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 15, 26l behind Ecliptic (9-0) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Will Barrow 66-1 (8-10) Soon pushed along in rear, never a factor, 4th of 5, 21l behind Regal Approval (9-3) at Epsom Downs 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Zakon (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Surrey Star (8-12) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Seas Of Sorrow (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, ridden, head high and weakened quickly 2f out, last of 14, 24l behind Cape Dollar (9-0) at Newbury 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Jun.
Suzy Wong Auction House filly out of Dance Flower.