SAFFA HILL just failed to catch Holy Roman Warrior over 7f at York last time giving the impression today's extra distance would suit. That looks good enough form to hold off the attentions of both Tidal Way and Trail Blaze, who were beaten less than a length on their latest starts. They look the best of those with experience though some of the newcomers are worth noting, especially Royal Lodge entry Mazeydd and the 90,000 euro filly Northern Jewel. Godolphin and Mark Johnston have landed the last two renewals so Ahzeemah and Princess Caetani are others to consider.
Ahzeemah (IRE) Dubawi colt out of Swiss Roll.
Blue Top Millkom gelding out of Pompey Blue.
Brasingaman Espee 50-1 (9-0) Dwelt, tracked leaders in rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 3, 24l behind Alejandro (9-5) at Beverley 5f 2yo nov stk (5) gf in Jul.
Eastern Seel 25-1 (8-12) Dwelt, soon pushed along in rear, never dangerous, last of 8, 32l behind Swift Encounter (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Istan Star (USA) 66-1 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 7th of 12, 12l behind Asatir (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Mazeydd Motivator colt out of Jathaabeh.
Port Star 50-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, last of 8, 23l behind Telwaar (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Prepared 10-1 (9-3) Raced centre slowly away in rear, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 9th of 20, 12l behind Entifaadha (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Rocktherunway (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Went left start, tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to go 2nd final 50 yards, no impression, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Just Fabulous (8-9) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gs in Jul.
Saffa Hill (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 9, hd behind Holy Roman Warrior (9-3) at York 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gs in Jul.
Tidal Way (IRE) 11-10fav (8-11) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, nk behind Montaser (9-0) at Ffos Las 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Trail Blaze (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Pulled hard, led, ridden and hung right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Loukas (8-10) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Up Ten Down Two (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 11l behind Bountiful Girl (8-7) at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.
Northern Jewel (IRE) Nayef filly out of Tekindia.
Princess Caetani (IRE) Dylan Thomas filly out of Caladira.