Richard Hughes probably had the choice of the Richard Hannon pair and his decision to stick with GOLD TOP appears significant. Already a winner here, she will be in receipt of a 5lb fillies allowance and the champion jockey is likely to be spending plenty of time in the sauna in order to get down to his minimum weight. Cricklewood Green was the lesser fancied of a pair of Hannon runners on debut at Salisbury, and having started slowly, the gelding gave generously to cause an upset. Lanark didn't do a lot wrong in a nursery at York and the Goodwood winner looks an ideal type for conditions events. Mick Channon is yet to have a juvenile winner at Newbury this season and Rosso Corsa takes a marked drop in grade having run in both the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Superlative at Newmarket.
Cricklewood Green (USA) 6-1 (9-5) In rear, pushed along halfway, headway and switched left entering final 2f, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun beating Truth Or Dare (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Lanark (IRE) 13-8fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and headway 2f out, challenged 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, headed post, 2nd of 5, hd behind Tiger Twenty Two (8-6) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gf.
Rosso Corsa 11-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden and not much room over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Good Old Boy Lukey (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf.
Shepherd Gate (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Raced stand side dwelt tracked leader, ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 14l behind Kingman (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Gold Top (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Made most, ridden and pressed over 1f out, ran on, won at Newbury 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Jun beating Autumn Sunrise (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.