Carthaginian won his maiden at Newcastle earlier this month and should figure on his handicap bow. He makes more appeal than the more exposed Mark Johnston-trained pair Salutation and Love Marmalade though Haylaman will prove tougher to beat after a good effort at Chester last time. However, the latter wears his owners second colours as the first are sported by GABRIAL THE GREAT. The latter has joined Luca Cumani this season and after a couple of decent efforts in better company than this, he looks set for a return to winning ways.
Gabrial The Great (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Highland Castle (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Haylaman (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, switched right well over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd towards finish, never quite going pace to challenge, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Area Fifty One (9-9) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Almagest 15-2 (9-11) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Proud Chieftain (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Super Say (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along 4f out, stayed on same pace and no impression final 2f, 7th of 12, 6l behind Now My Sun (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Carthaginian (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders on inside, headway to challenge 3f out, led well over 1f out, driven and kept on well final furlong, won at Newcastle 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd beating Song And Dance Man (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Aquilonius (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Chased clear leader, closed inside final 3f, no impression when lost 2nd inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 14l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Salutation (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Pulled hard in touch on outside, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 18, 2 1/2l behind Elidor (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Love Marmalade (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 9, 12l behind Dashing Star (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.