MEDAILLE D'OR is no stable star but she's worth sticking with at this level. She found one too good on the stiff uphill finish at Beverley last time, but the third-placed horse has since franked the form and Roger Varian's filly can go one better today. Brighton winner Golden Waters will be more at home here after finding the opposition too hot at Newmarket last time and Blue Spartan has a chance judged on his placed form off a higher mark earlier this year. Charles Eddery's claim gives Recalcitrant a shout and the unexposed pair Tanmawy and Snowy Peak could prove a threat.
Golden Waters 11-2 (9-6) Led after 1f, ridden 3f out, soon headed, chased leader until 2f out, weakned over 1f out, 5th of 9, 11l behind Art Scholar (8-13) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Blue Spartan (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Held up headway over 3f out, never reached leaders, weakened inside final 2f, 8th of 14, 19l behind Veiled (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Recalcitrant 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Hawaana (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f app hcp (5) gs.
Rio Tinto 66-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 14, 4l behind Master Mylo (10-0) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Jodawes (USA) 16-1 (9-2) Led at steady pace, quickened 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, chased leader until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 7l behind Mister Green (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Leitzu (IRE) 11-2 (9-11) Held up towards rear and keen, badly hampered and brought down well over 4f out, in a race won by Monicalew (9-3) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) fm, 10 ran.
Medaille D'or 11-4fav (9-6) Tracked winner until over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Sleek Gold (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf.
Tanmawy (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, went modest 4th on outside over 2f out, ridden and one pace when edged left inside final 2f, no impression, 4th of 6, 6l behind A Boy Named Suzi (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun.
Midnight Trader (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Steadied start, held up last, unable to handle downhill run towards straight and lost ground, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 5l behind Highlife Dancer (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Snowy Peak 7-4fav (9-6) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Crossword (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.