Body And Soul will be more at home at this level having been beaten in a Group 3 sprint at York. She'd won at the same track before that when Lucky Beggar was well beaten. Rene Mathis ran well for third at the July meeting here when ahead of Secretinthepark and Robot Boy but both Midnight Flower and Gold Hunter look more progressive. INTIBAAH has been absent since May having gone close in a Listed race at Ascot on his reappearance. A couple of subsequent winners have come out of the race and Brian Meehan's charge gets the vote as he may well have improved during the interim.
Body And Soul (IRE) 7-2 (8-10) Held up in mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden 2f out, every chance 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 11, 6l behind Ladies Are Forever (9-2) at York 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Intibaah 25-1 (8-11) In touch, headway over 1f out, edged right and stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, not troubled winner, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Ninjago (8-11) at Ascot 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in May.
Lucky Beggar (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, one pace from over 1f out, 9th of 19, 6l behind Body And Soul (8-11) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Bern Me Baby (USA) 10-1 (8-0) In touch in rear, headway and switched left approaching final furlong, driven and stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Justineo (8-9) at Newmarket 5f cond Stakes (3) gf.
Gold Hunter (IRE) 15-8fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf beating Paradise Watch (9-5) by 6l, 7 ran.
Secondo (FR) 15-8 (9-7) Held up early, headway to track leaders over 4f out, led on bit approaching final furlong, very easy, won at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Rhagori Aur (9-1) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Midnight Flower (IRE) 10-3fav (8-7) Keen tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, comfortable, won at Newmarket 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Links Drive Lady (9-6) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Heavy Metal 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 9l behind Al's Memory (8-10) at Chester 6f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Robot Boy (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Raced stand side in rear, headway approaching final furlong, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Heaven's Guest (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Secretinthepark 9-1 (8-9) Raced stand side close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 18, 4l behind Heaven's Guest (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Burning Blaze 6-1 (9-0) Held up, headway entering final 2f, ridden to challenge leader just inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Secret Art (8-8) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Dominate 13-2 (8-11) Raced centre tracked leader, ridden to lead briefly over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Dutch Masterpiece (9-5) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Rene Mathis (GER) 33-1 (8-3) Raced centre overall leader, merged with stand side over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, still every chance 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 18, 2 1/4l behind Heaven's Guest (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.