This year's renewal is complicated by the threat of further rain as Yammos is the only one in the field to encounter cut in the ground and he looks up against it in this company. The fillies look to have a strong hand this year and Aidan O'Brien's Maybe is a leading contender. She made an impressive debut over 6f at Naas last month and a subsequent Listed winner has come out of the race, but FALLS OF LORA makes more appeal. She left the rest of the field toiling in her wake over 7f at Doncaster a fortnight ago and if taking another step forward here, the Godolphin filly will take some beating. Esentepe has also shown plenty of pace, but Richard Hughes prefers stablemate and Haydock runner-up Fort Bastion, though Telwaar could prove best of the colts after winning in good style at Doncaster last time. He'd finished behind third-placed Singalat at Leicester earlier and the latter is not easily dismissed on that evidence.
Bling King 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, challenged 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, not pace of winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Factory Time (9-2) at Chepstow 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gf.
Bounty Seeker (USA) 7-2 (9-3) Prominent, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 5l behind Roman Soldier (9-3) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Fort Bastion (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Dwelt towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon chased winner, no impression, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Mezmaar (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Goldoni (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Off the pace in mid-division, headway on inside over 3f out, ridden and not quite on terms entering final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 7l behind John Lightbody (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Island Melody (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Started slowly and behind most of way, modest late headway, 11th of 14, 8l behind Netley Marsh (8-12) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Manomine 16-1 (9-3) Bumped and pushed right start, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 7l behind Bling King (9-3) at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Polydamos 25-1 (9-3) Well off the pace towards rear, pushed along 3f out, headway and switched inside 2f out, staying on when switched right again over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, kept on to take 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind John Lightbody (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Singalat 22-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3l behind St Barths (9-3) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Swing Alone (IRE) Celtic Swing colt out of Groupetime.
Telwaar 5-1 (9-3) Prominent, led 2f out, clear 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf beating Campanology (9-3) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Yammos (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Harbour Watch (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (2) gs.
Esentepe (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance when rider lost whip entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Poetic Dancer (8-1) at Newbury 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in May.
Falls Of Lora (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Rider lost iron leaving stalls, soon recovered, tracked leaders, led 2f out, ran on strongly final furlong, comfortably, won at Doncaster 6f 2yo stks (4) gf beating Show Flower (8-11) by 5l, 11 ran.
Majestic Rose 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 11l behind Dozy (8-12) at Beverley 5f 2yo fll stks (2) gf in May.
Maybe (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Soon led and made virtually all, went clear from well over 1f out, pushed out and kept on well, won at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn gf in May beating Princess Sinead (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Self Centred 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, switched right 2f out, headway soon after, ridden and kept on, one pace, 5th of 12, 6l behind Regal Realm (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo stks (4) gd in May.