MARKAZZI ran so well behind Albaqaa when dropped back to this trip at Newmarket a month ago that this progressive type should be followed from what is probably a lenient mark. All three of Karaka Jack's victories have been over 7f but he came with a late rattle to score at York that the extra furlong shouldn't be a problem. The veteran Just Bond has 13 victories to his credit but none on ground with give unlike nine-times winner Charlie Cool, who doesn't mind any conditions and was unlucky in-running at Goodwood where Don't Call Me ran very well to finish fourth. First Post probably wouldn't want any more rain but he's in cracking form and is just 2lb higher than when landing a competitive handicap at Ascot.
Norman Orpen (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at York 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jul beating Snow Bay (9-13) by nk, 18 ran.
Don't Call Me (IRE) 13-2fav (9-7) Stumbled start, mid-division, not much room from over 2f out, headway over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 19, 3l behind Red Gulch (9-8) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Icelandic 25-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden on inside over 2f out, never a factor, last of 13, 13l behind Point North (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Kiwi Bay 40-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway 1f out, one pace, 6th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Norman Orpen (9-6) at York 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jul.
Just Bond (IRE) 11-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway into mid-division over 1f out, never nearer, 9th of 17, 5l behind Osteopathic Remedy (10-0) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Oratory (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 14, 15l behind Imperial Djay (9-3) at Newcastle 7f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jun.
Markazzi 8-1 (9-10) Raced far side, close up, effort over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 19, 1 1/2l behind Albaqaa (9-7) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Mr Rainbow 8-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 6th of 13, 4l behind Masked Dance (9-10) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jul.
Nelson's Bounty 10-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 10th of 14, 20l behind Namecheck (9-7) at Newmarket 1m hcp 105 (2) gs in Jul.
Charlie Cool 16-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 9th of 19, 6l behind Red Gulch (9-8) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Venutius 14-1 (9-7) Raced far side, prominent, led and overall leader 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 19, 8l behind Albaqaa (9-7) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Karaka Jack 5-1 (9-8) Chased leaders until not much room and lost place over 5f out, not much room again over 4f out, headway 3f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at York 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul beating Powerful Presence (9-8) by 1/2l, 20 ran.
Dolphin Rock 8-1 (9-8) Tracked leader, challenged 2f out, soon ridden, led briefly 1f out, kept on same pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Osteopathic Remedy (10-0) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Dream Achieved 14-1 (8-12) Raced stands side, chased leaders, over 4f, eased final 2f, tailed off, last of 29, well behind Sagramor (8-13) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
She's A Character 9-2 (9-6) Held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 7, 7l behind Salient (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Majuro (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, mid-division on inside, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, last of 17, 21l behind Osteopathic Remedy (10-0) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
First Post (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) Keen tracked leaders, led over 1f out, hung badly left inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul beating Fantasy Gladiator (9-7) by 1/2l, 9 ran.