James Toller's PIRATE'S SONG only just did enough when scoring over course and distance last month under an inspired Richard Hughes ride but a 2lb rise for that win is perfectly fair and he can follow up here with the main danger rated as Dickie Le Davoir. Richard Guest's colt has found one too good in two of his last three starts, prior to winning at Hamilton on Wednesday night, and he should be thereabouts again. Rash Judgement ran better on his most recent start but could probably do with some help from the handicapper, while Simple Rhythm would prefer more cut in the ground. Ginger Ted is only 3lb higher than when scoring at Hamilton in May and has claims as does Requisite, although she has a poor strike-rate, and a better bet looks to be Pirate's Song.
Rash Judgement 8-1 (9-9) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Cornus (8-9) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Ginger Ted (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden halfway, never dangerous, 6th of 11, 5l behind Tyfos (9-6) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Requisite 12-1 (9-1) Dwelt, in rear, effort when short of room and hampered inside final furlong, rallied near finish, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Kanaf (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Leverage (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Soon tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 13l behind Dingaan (9-0) at Sandown 1m clm stks (5) gf in Jul.
The Strig 7-1 (8-9) Dwelt, chased leaders after 2f, ridden and weakened 1f out, last of 8, 10l behind Russian Rock (9-1) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Distant Sun (USA) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on outside, driven 2f out, soon lost place, no impression final furlong, 8th of 10, 6l behind Verinco (8-9) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Earlsmedic 33-1 (8-10) Raced wide, always in rear, last of 13, 41l behind Cornus (8-9) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Tell Halaf 22-1 (8-10) Always in rear, 10th of 11, 30l behind Hot Spark (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Pirate's Song 5-4fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden clear, held on gamely under pressure, won at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Mrs Boss (9-0) by nk, 6 ran.
Simple Rhythm 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, chased leader over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Colinca's Lad (8-1) at Yarmouth 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Dickie Le Davoir 6-1 (9-9) Dwelt, behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to lead post (no time taken), won at Hamilton 6f app hcp (6) gd beating Mayoman (9-9) by hd, 10 ran.