Anything Paul Cole saddles on the Knavesmire is worth a look and recent Polytrack winner Red Courtier should be noted though he'll need to improve again. Bollin Judith and Hawk Mountain both love it around here and fought out a tremendous battle over the C&D last month with the former just prevailing. It will be no surprise to see either scoring here whole Old Hundred is a progressive stayer who has gone very well over Doncaster's marathon trip in the past and should be suited here. Bow To No One couldn't peg back the shock winner French Hollow over 1m6f here earlier this month but will be fancied to go one better this time though the real eye-catcher that day was SPIEKEROOG. Formerly with Sir Henry Cecil, he's had his problems and is now with David O'Meara who has done so well with similar types this season that his five-year-old gets the vote to start making up for lost time.
Hawk Mountain (UAE) 6-1fav (9-8) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, headway centre over 2f out, stayed on to challenge inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, just held, 2nd of 16, nk behind Bollin Judith (8-11) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Old Hundred (IRE) 9-2fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, ridden over 3f out, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, chased winner and hung left over 1f out, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Kazbow (9-6) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Itlaaq 8-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Awsaal (9-9) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Becausewecan (USA) 14-1 (9-12) Held up mid-division, ridden over 3f out, never on terms, 7th of 14, 10l behind Tanfeeth (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Rosewin (IRE) 9-2fav (9-5) Slowly away in rear, headway on outer over 3f out, switched left to chase leaders over 2f out, joined leader inside final furlong, ran on to lead post, won at Catterick 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Los Nadis (9-0) by hd, 10 ran.
Bow To No One (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, kept on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 18, 4l behind French Hollow (8-9) at York 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Bollin Judith 4-1fav (9-10) Held up behind, effort to chase leaders over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, never on terms, 5th of 9, 13l behind Colour Vision (8-7) at Chester 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Red Courtier 5-2fav (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, ridden clear over 2f out, hung left under strong pressure inside final furlong, found extra when pressed near finish, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Penangdouble O One (9-3) by nk, 14 ran.
Spirit of A Nation (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway under pressure approaching final furlong, stayed on to lead closing stages, ridden out, won at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating The Caped Crusader (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Eshtyaaq 11-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Kings Bayonet (9-4) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Spiekeroog 28-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 18, 6l behind French Hollow (8-9) at York 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Simonside 8-1 (9-2) Chased leading pair, ridden over 2f out, no impression when weakened to 4th entering final furlong, dropped to 5th soon after, 5th of 9, 5l behind Beyond (9-8) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Ejteyaaz 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced final 4f, 9th of 18, 24l behind French Hollow (8-9) at York 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Storm Hawk (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3/4l behind Red Courtier (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Profit's Reality (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden on outer over 3f out, never dangerous, 14th of 15, 34l behind No Time For Tears (7-12) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.