The three-year-olds look the more likely victors in this event and although his thoughts are more likely to be centred on Ascot at the weekend, Sir Michael Stoute would be disappointed if Mawaqeet were not up to this assignment. The form of his second to Trade Commissioner at Sandown is just about the best on offer and the visor is utilised in order to keep him about his business. Roc De Prince never seriously threatened to turn over the long odds-on Biographer at Doncaster though he consented to at least give chase. Cottesmore realised US $230 000 as a yearling and is one to note for the future, but for today, we like the claims of SIR QUINTIN. Andrew Balding has not had a runner at Hamilton for many years and the value of his debut second at Sandown was recently boosted when the winner went on to score in a Salisbury handicap off a mark of 83.
Jim Tango (FR) 50-1 (9-13) Dwelt, in rear, chased leaders after 3f, soon led, ridden over 3f out, soon headed, weakened well over 2f out, last of 6, 33l behind Biographer (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
Laybach (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Soon steadied into rear, pushed along over 3f out, no impression on leaders when moving into 4th 2f out, 4th of 6, 19l behind Safe House (8-12) at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.
Lillioftheballet (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, reminders over 6f out, soon weakened, last of 11, well behind Brijomi Queen (10-5) at Kelso 2m mrs N H flat (5) gs in Feb.
Madame Blavatsky (FR) 33-1 (8-13) Held up behind, headway over 2f out, chased winner final furlong, stayed on well, always well held, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Supreme Luxury (8-10) at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.
Cottesmore (USA) Medaglia D'oro colt out of Racing Heart.
Mawaqeet (USA) 2-1 (8-13) Mid-division, pushed along and headway over 3f out, went 3rd over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Mysterious Man (8-13) at Bath 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
Roc De Prince 14-1 (8-13) Slowly away, held up towards rear, headway over 3f out to chase leaders, went 2nd 2f out, no impression, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Biographer (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
Shatin Spirit (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar gelding out of Forest Walk.
Sir Quintin (IRE) 15-8 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, soon chased winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Hippy Hippy Shake (8-9) at Salisbury 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf.
Bobs Her Uncle 40-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 14l behind Emirates Queen (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Echo Of Footsteps 7-1 (8-9) Keen close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Star Deal (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.