Abseil is clear at the head of the betting after picking up a competitive handicap at the Epsom Derby meeting. Lightly-raced and progressive, his chance is there for all to see but there may be better value on show, including RED AVENGER. Upsides with Abseil when badly hampered by the latter at Epsom, he's 5lb better off and should be thereabouts. Here Comes When beat Abseil at Chester last month but was raised 11lb for that success. Belgian Bill and Prince Of Johanne have won the last two renewals but both race off higher marks today. Artigiano should go well after a second at Nottingham but Chil The Kite has been upped 5lb for winning at Newbury and Sea Shanty is penalised for a narrow weekend win at Sandown. Richard Hughes still prefers the latter to Trumpet Major while Ayaar and the returning Short Squeeze are others to consider in a typically competitive renewal.
Ocean Tempest (9-2) 7th of 9, 8l behind Red Dubawi (8-13) at Baden-Baden(GER) 1m Grp 3 (1) gd in May.
Chil The Kite 8-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, switched left and headway over 2f out, driven to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Newbury 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May beating Fort Knox (9-6) by 2l, 11 ran.
Farraaj (IRE) 13-2 (9-8) Took keen hold, tracked clear leading pair, closed on bit 3f out, led going well approaching final 2f, ridden and stayed on strongly final furlong, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp (2) gd beating Air Pilot (8-3) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
Here Comes When (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Mid-division, hit inside rail over 5f out, not much room over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Penitent (9-0) at Haydock 7f Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Short Squeeze (IRE) 9-4fav (8-13) Tracked leaders stands side, challenged 2f out, kept on and every chance until ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Highland Knight (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Trumpet Major (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Prominent, ridden to lead 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 19, 4l behind Niceofyoutotellme (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in May.
Steeler (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) 12th of 16, 8l behind Elleval (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp in Feb.
Artigiano (USA) 5-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on and just held near finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Balty Boys (9-1) at Nottingham 1m (2) sft.
Gabrial's Kaka (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Held up in last pair, reminder 4f out, went moderate 4th final furlong, 4th of 6, 20l behind Noble Mission (9-3) at Chester 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) sft in May.
Belgian Bill 25-1 (9-8) Mid-division stands side, headway 2f out, effort over 1f out, 3rd and ridden when edged left inside final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 25, 5l behind Gabriel's Lad (9-8) at Ascot 7f hcp (4yo+) (2) gs in May.
Tales Of Grimm (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Slowly away in rear, ridden 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Navajo Chief (9-0) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs in May.
Field Of Dream 33-1 (9-8) Held up in rear far side, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 15th of 31, 8l behind Educate (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway when switched left over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Navajo Chief (9-0) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs in May.
Rebellious Guest 16-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 12, 5l behind Grandeur (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Apr.
Santefisio 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway 2f out, effort and every chance entering final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Sea Shanty (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Regulation (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Badly hampered leaving stalls and very slowly away, in rear, ridden and progress from 2f out, went 14th 1f out, no extra, 12th of 21, 15l behind Stuccodor (9-9) at Curragh 1m pren hcp in Mar.
Queensberry Rules (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Towards rear stands side, ridden and headway over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 20th of 31, 18l behind Educate (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Levitate 25-1 (9-7) Raced wide, keen close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 12l behind Navajo Chief (9-0) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs in May.
Pacific Heights (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) In touch, headway over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, ran on well, won at Chester 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May beating Apostle (8-7) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Burano (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Dwelt in rear, bumped over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 7th of 19, 6l behind Niceofyoutotellme (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in May.
Loving Spirit 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division far side, outpaced 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 23rd of 25, 29l behind Gabriel's Lad (9-8) at Ascot 7f hcp (4yo+) (2) gs in May.
Sea Shanty (USA) 5-1 (9-7) Close up, pushed along over 3f out, effort when not clear run and short of room over 1f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd beating Tanseeb (8-1) by shd, 12 ran.
Ingleby Angel (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 4l behind Navajo Chief (9-0) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs in May.
Ayaar (IRE) 9-1fav (9-3) Mid-division stands side, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 25, 6l behind Gabriel's Lad (9-8) at Ascot 7f hcp (4yo+) (2) gs in May.
Fort Bastion (IRE) 6-4fav (9-1) In touch in 4th, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Balty Boys (9-1) at Nottingham 1m (2) sft.
Niceofyoutotellme 10-1 (8-8) Held up, bumped over 2f out, headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in May beating Ajmany (8-7) by nk, 19 ran.
Stirring Ballad 10-1fav (8-11) Switched left to race near side, always towards rear and never involved, 22nd of 28, 9l behind Belgian Bill (8-11) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun '13.
Starboard 20-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, stayed in centre in straight, chasing leaders as groups merged approaching final 2f, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 7, 7l behind French Navy (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2f Listed stks (1) sft in May.
Abseil (USA) 5-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, travelling well 2f out, led over 1f out, hung badly left final furlong, kept on, won at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd beating Llanarmon Lad (8-11) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Sweet Lightning 14-1 (9-8) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 13, 15l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-9) at York 1m 1f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Red Avenger (USA) 16-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, switched left towards inside 2f out, disputing lead when carried left 110 yards out, badly hampered by winner soon after, lost 2nd final 50 yards, held on for 3rd, not recover, 3rd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Abseil (9-3) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd.