Mel Brittain has snapped up Paul Hanagan for COTTAM DONNY and the move can pay off. Still a maiden, he found Beverley's 7f too sharp when beaten by Al Muheer on Monday but this is much more like his trip and he looks capable of winning from this mark. Tilsworth Glenboy has gained both career victories on this track with plenty of give in the ground and could hardly have been more impressive at the beginning of the month. A 6lb penalty shouldn't prevent another big run and he must be on the short-list. New trainer Daniel Kubler is already on the scoresheet and the booking of Mikael Barzalona for the lightly-raced Cobbs Quay catches the eye but Sir Henry Cecil's Searing Heat has shown nothing so far. Resplendent Alpha is in fine shape at present and though definitely better on the all-weather he's quite well treated back on Turf. My Mate Jake likes the soft ground and Paul Mulrennan has been successful on him in the past.
Tilsworth Glenboy 7-4fav (9-6) Held up in touch in rear, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on strongly, won at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy beating Lieutenant Kojak (9-5) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Lady Of Burgundy 11-1 (9-6) In rear, behind halfway, headway 2f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 12, 21l behind Wild Desert (10-0) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Cobbs Quay 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, lost place inside final 2f, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 11l behind Covert Decree (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Highlife Dancer 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, hard driven to challenge over 2f out, soon every chance, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Spin Cast (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.
Follow The Flag (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 15l behind Calaf (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gs.
King Zeal (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders early, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, carried left over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 13, 7l behind Amoya (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
My Mate Jake (IRE) 7-4fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 14th of 15, 12l behind Law To Himself (9-6) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Nov.
Effigy 12-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up well in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, never quite on terms, no impression well inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 4l behind Countess Comet (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct.
Searing Heat (USA) 11-2 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 9, 22l behind Suraj (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft in Apr.
Ambala 5-2fav (8-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 13l behind Vita Lika (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Sep.
Menadati (USA) 11-4fav (9-3) Dwelt raced wide towards rear, ridden and no impression 4f out, eased entering final 2f, last of 7, 32l behind Abigails Angel (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
The Lock Master (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Mid-division, under pressure over 4f out, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, soon ridden to challenge, stayed on same pace, 4th of 14, 5l behind Flying Applause (9-4) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Mighty Clarets (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Led untoil 6f out, chased leader until 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 20l behind Postscript (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Resplendent Alpha 7-2 (8-5) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway on inner over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on towards finish, pushed out, won at Southwell 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs beating Lakeman (8-10) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Nolecce 11-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 16l behind Tilsworth Glenboy (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Cottam Donny 11-2fav (8-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed last 50 yards, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Al Muheer (9-7) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.