This race traditionally attracts some progressive sorts and none-more-so this year than LONDON BRIDGE, who bids to maintain a flawless record in handicaps. Despite sitting some 25lb higher in the handicap than he did at the start of his winning streak, Jo Hughes' colt looks still to be on the upgrade and seems more than capable of going in again. Broughton is given a chance to avenge his defeat at Ripon, and while Mark Johnston's charge has gone on to score at Chester in the interim, he still gets to re-oppose the selection on favourable terms. Bold Sniper and Another Cocktail ran respectably in the King George V Stakes at the Royal meeting and have obvious claims of going close. Cafe Society makes a step up in class having won convincingly at Salisbury on his most recent start.
Another Cocktail 16-1 (9-5) In touch, hard ridden to challenge over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 2 1/2l behind Elidor (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Bold Sniper 7-2fav (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 5f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 18, 1 1/4l behind Elidor (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Prairie Ranger 3-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, just held on, won at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May beating Nichols Canyon (9-7) by ns, 9 ran.
London Bridge (USA) 5-4fav (9-5) With leader, led narrowly over 6f out, ridden clear approaching final furlong, stayed on well, won at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun beating Broughton (9-7) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Broughton (GER) 10-11fav (9-0) Led, headed and ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 3, 3l behind Red Avenger (9-4) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Federal Blue (USA) 25-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 15, well behind Leading Light (9-4) at Royal Ascot 2m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Ducab (IRE) 6-5fav (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leader, led inside final 3f, clear over 1f out, kept on strongly, ridden right out, won at Chester 1m 2f mdn stks (4) gs in Jun beating Khudoua (9-1) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.
Cafe Society 9-4 (8-9) Steadied start, held up in last pair, dropped to rear 5f out, switched left inside final 2f, headway soon after, quickened to challenge inside final furlong, strong run to lead final 50 yards, won going away, won at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun beating Royal Signaller (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Linguine (FR) 12-1 (9-6) Led, joined 7f out, ridden and headed 2f out, still every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Royal Signaller (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.