Momkinzain appeared to find 2m too far at Newbury after scoring over 1m5f at Lingfield in February but has ground to make up on Albeed now. John Dunlop's charge was reversing last year's Bath running with Sula Two when third at the Berkshire track last month and may be on the upgrade. It's difficult to know what to make of Taikoo's Southwell win but he makes more appeal than stablemate Cosimo de Medici with Jake Moore taking off 7lb. English Summer ran a nice race on debut for Mark Johnston at Ripon and wouldn't be without a chance but Aurorian still looks too high in the weights whereas SHERMAN MCCOY is back on a winning mark today. Rod Millman's gelding has had a couple of runs this year to blow away the cobwebs and looks ready to strike now.
Colloquial 8-1 (9-13) In touch on outside, ridden and effort when slightly hampered 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong to go 3rd post, no impression with leading pair, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Bernie The Bolt (9-13) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
English Summer 6-1 (9-1) Chased leader, ridden over 3f out, every chance 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Montaff (9-11) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Apr.
Rajeh (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, pushed aong over 4f out, driven and well beaten over 2f out, 8th of 9, 17l behind Rugell (9-9) at Ffos Las 1m 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Sep.
Aurorian (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, tracked winner 6f out, challenged over 1f out, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Battleoftrafalgar (8-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Sherman McCoy 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, driven and effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 5l behind Beaubrav (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar.
Cosimo De Medici 7-2 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, hung left, not run on, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Lovers Causeway (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Dec.
Taikoo 7-1 (9-2) Led after about 1f, headed after about 2f, chased leader, regained lead over 2f out, soon ridden, edged right and kept on inside final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Apr beating Calculating (8-12) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Sula Two 12-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 13l behind Warne's Way (8-13) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Momkinzain (USA) 12-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened final furlong, 6th of 13, 11l behind Warne's Way (8-13) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Albeed 12-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, headway over 5f out, chased leaders over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Warne's Way (8-13) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.