DAY OF THE EAGLE can get back the Ascot losses at the main expense of Webbow, Capponi, Osteopathic Remedy and Mac's Power in a very competitive handicap. Luca Cumani's gelding went off as a joint favourite for the Buckingham Palace Stakes but was hampered and eased late on to eventually finish second-last. The return to a mile will be in his favour and he still looks capable of improving enough to win off his current rating of 92. Webbow is consistent but he hasn't won since August 2007, Osteopathic Remedy is a strong traveller who rates a danger if getting the gaps when needed, whilst Charlie Cool is a course winner and should be happier back in the north after an unsuccessful jolly to Sandown last time. Kiwi Bay is another who can bounce back from a poor last run, whilst Mac's Power sauntered home at Doncaster last time and even an 8lb higher mark may leave him well-treated. He was two lengths behind the selection at Newmarket in May but is 8lbs better off today and is entitled to get a lot closer. Also of interest is the unexposed and progressive colt Capponi. Mark Johnston has his horses in great nick and this three-year-old is only up 3lb for his Carlisle win last time. He has a good draw for a prominent racer and with his 9lb weight for age allowance he should go close. Justonefortheroad's form is solid and he might not be handicapped out of it just yet, whilst Keys Of Cyprus and Toto Skyllachy have been holding their form well in the north of late. Interesting stuff then but preference is for Day Of The Eagle.
Charlie Cool 11-1 (9-1) Stumbled start and started slowly, behind, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, nearest finish, 9th of 17, 8l behind Black Spirit (8-8) at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gf.
Kiwi Bay 16-1 (8-11) Raced stands' side, close up, pushed along 4f out, soon weakened, well behind final 2f, 21st of 26, 16l behind Treadwell (8-10) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Day Of The Eagle (IRE) 11-2fav (8-13) Raced far side, held up in rear, staying on when badly hampered on rail entering final 2f, not recover, eased, 25th of 26, 49l behind Treadwell (8-10) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Webbow (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Raced stands' side, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased group leader 1f out, kept on but not pace of far side leaders final 100 yards, 5th of 26, 2l behind Treadwell (8-10) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened and lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Camerooney (8-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Mac's Power (IRE) 11-8fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, soon ridden and kept on well, won at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun beating Standpoint (9-5) by 2l, 11 ran.
Magaling (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, staying on when not much room over 1f out, kept on and no impression after, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Ezdeyaad (10-0) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Billy Dane (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, soon edged right, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 4l behind Capponi (9-5) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Capponi (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on gamely to lead inside final furlong, held on towards finish, won at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Ithinkbest (9-11) by nk, 9 ran.
Keys of Cyprus 10-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and not much room over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Charlie Cool (9-5) at Ripon 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Justonefortheroad 5-1 (8-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 10l behind Tartan Gunna (8-7) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Toto Skyllachy 14-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, mid-division on outside, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly when edged left 1f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, just held on, won at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun beating Habshan (9-7) by shd, 9 ran.
Mujaadel (USA) 7-2 (9-0) Behind, ridden over 1f out, some late headway, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Amethyst Dawn (8-8) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.