No reason to believe that stall one will be a negative and MY FREEDOM can take top billing again. Impressive when well-backed for his debut at Nottingham earlier in the month, this Godolphin colt is rare runner at the track for the 'Boys In Blue'. Blinkers may bring about improvement in Minch Man, Mayson has experience of winning here and one gets the impression his trainer thinks a bit of him, whilst Lord Of The Stars has a little to find on their Molecomb run but this strong-traveller should relish the return to six furlongs today. Both Bathwick Bear and Chilworth Lad have a bit of work to do to turn the tables on Mayson here from their run last time, and a bigger threat could be Black Moth with Kieren Fallon in the plate for the first time, hoping to provide trainer Brain Meehan with a second consecutive win in the race.
Bathwick Bear (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Raced near side, chased leaders, ridden to lead group over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind New Planet (9-0) at York 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd.
Black Moth (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Raced near side, held up in rear, hampered 2f out, soon went left, headway 1f out, no impression, 7th of 13, 7l behind New Planet (9-0) at York 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd.
Chilworth Lad 9-4 (9-5) Steadied in rear, in touch, headway over 1f out, soon every chance, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Mayson (9-5) at Ripon 6f 2yo stks (3) gs.
Cocktail Charlie 7-2 (9-0) Tracked winner, driven and effort to lead 1f out, ridden and hard pressed inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, headed post, 2nd of 7, shd behind Excel Bolt (9-0) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (2) gf in Jun.
Lord Of The Stars (USA) 9-1 (9-0) In touch towards stand side, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace and no impression final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Zebedee (9-0) at Goodwood 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Mayson 5-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders, led entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Ripon 6f 2yo stks (3) gs beating Chilworth Lad (9-5) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Minch Man 33-1 (9-0) In touch, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 8, 32l behind Al Aasifh (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Jul.
My Freedom (IRE) 7-4 (9-3) Held up in touch, shaken up to lead over 1f out, ran on, comfortably, won at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd beating Enthusing (9-3) by 3l, 7 ran.