JUBILANT QUEEN won a shade cosily at Nottingham last week. Clive Cox' filly is taken to defy a penalty and go in again here. Buy Art has been threatening to get his head back in front of late and Red Gift had been running well before a below par effort at Ripon last time. The Black Jacobin returned to form at Chepstow on his latest start with Barbs Princess back in third and remains fairly handicapped on his best form but this looks tougher than the sprint My Sweet Lord picked up at Brighton last month.
Jubilant Queen 3-1fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, led last 100 yards, kept on well, won at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Aaranyow (8-10) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Red Gift (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Raced stand side, towards rear, never a factor, 7th of 13, 7l behind Right Touch (9-0) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Buy Art 11-4fav (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Indian Affair (9-2) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
The Black Jacobin 5-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, led entering final furlong, kept on, won at Chepstow 6f 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gf beating Girl Of Cadiz (8-9) by 1l, 8 ran.
Khefyn (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Raced centre, chased leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 5l behind Hartwright (9-2) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Malaysian Boleh 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 37l behind Freddy With A Y (9-7) at Salisbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Talqaa 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 8l behind Floating Along (9-0) at Newbury 6f 3yo mdn (5) gf.
Barbs Princess 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, challenged over 3f out, led 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind The Black Jacobin (9-0) at Chepstow 6f 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gf.
My Sweet Lord Evensfav (9-2) Chased leader, led well over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on well and pushed out final furlong, comfortably, won at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May beating Foie Gras (8-10) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Pearl Noir 11-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 13th of 14, 15l behind Alhaarth Beauty (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.