Tom Hark is improving race by race it seems and his latest run here when third over this trip behind Mustadeem was a performance suggesting an ordinary maiden is there for the taking. However, he's pitched in again against some similar types once more returned to the Esher venue, notably LATHARNACH, a very promising fourth behind Lexington Times in a handsome-looking Newmarket maiden at the July meeting. The fifth that day, Typhoon Season, scored earlier this week to boost the form and he looks the one to beat on that evidence. All the newcomers look quite interesting and demand a market check, with Referendum and Master Zephyr making most appeal on paper.
Able Spirit Invincible Spirit colt out of Sierra.
Duc de Seville (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 12l behind Muqaawel (9-5) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Elm Park Phoenix Reach colt out of Lady Brora.
Goring (GER) 66-1 (9-3) In touch far side, pushed along 3f out, weakened entering final 2f, 19th of 24, 13l behind Hootenanny (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Jun.
Latharnach (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Started slowly, soon tracking leaders, pushed along halfway, edged left and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Lexington Times (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Master Zephyr Shirocco gelding out of Missy Dancer.
Memories Galore Invincible Spirit colt out of Persian Memories.
Referendum Cape Cross colt out of Mary Stuart.
Tom Hark (FR) 10-1 (9-5) Led, pushed along 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Mustadeem (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.