It was fast ground on both occasions THE DUCKING STOOL scored at Yarmouth and she still looks to be improving. Julia Feilden's mare is just preferred to Laconicos, who goes well for an amateur and went close at Newmarket last time. James Pollard has won in this company before but today's fast ground is a worry for him, though recent Polytrack winner Officer In Command could get involved. Flag Of Glory was placed under today's amateur at Pontefract last month and El Libertador would be thereabouts if reproducing his second at Folkestone in June.
Enchanting Smile (FR) 7-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon ridden along in rear, 6th of 7, 29l behind Alpha Tauri (10-0) at Southwell 7f sell stks (6) fbs in Mar '11.
James Pollard (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 9, 14l behind Hurakan (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Officer In Command (USA) 2-1fav (9-5) Chased leaders, headway on outside to 3rd 2f out, driven to challenge and edged lefdt over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead final 110 yards, won at Lingfield 1m 2f Selling Stakes (0-70) (3yo+) (6) pol in Jul beating Conducting (9-5) by nk, 7 ran.
Quite A Catch (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) In touch, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 20l behind Prince Of Sorrento (9-7) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Flag Of Glory 18-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, weakened final furlong, 9th of 17, 9l behind Tinseltown (9-13) at Beverley 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Edgware Road 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 7th of 13, 11l behind Whodathought (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Hernando Torres 33-1 (8-7) Chased leader until 4f out, ridden along over 3f out, soon weakened, 18th of 19, 28l behind Shamdarley (9-6) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Oct.
The Ducking Stool 4-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden to challenge well over 2f out, soon every chance, edged left and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 28l behind Epsom Salts (10-2) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f ldy hcp (4) gs in Jul.
Levantera (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Ridden along to track leader, ridden halfway, weakened 3f out, last of 9, 34l behind Present Danger (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Laconicos (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Held up, came centre 8f out, headway halfway, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 15, hd behind Minstrel Lad (8-6) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Supa Seeker (USA) 10-1 (10-8) Led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 11l behind Taste The Wine (10-7) at Warwick 1m 3f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
El Libertador (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up towards rear, plugged on final 2f, never involved, 7th of 15, 15l behind Arashi (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Camrock Star (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Keen hold towards rear, headway halfway, never on terms, 6th of 13, 10l behind Kaiser Wilhelm (9-5) at Folkestone 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.