Mark Johnston has trained four of the last eleven winners and launches another determined bid with four runners, the best of which looks to be Royal Skies. He's on a hat-trick after a six length romp at Musselburgh last week while Soviet Rock goes in search of his fourth straight win on the back of a victory at Newmarket. Excellent Result has been upped 14lb for his maiden win at Sandown where he beat Number One London by seven lengths and stablemate Cap O'Rushes makes more appeal with a decent third at Newbury under his belt. ESHTIAAL has taken a 9lb hike in the weights for his victory at Yarmouth but he didn't have to break sweat to beat a subsequent winner with the remainder nowhere. Brian Meehan's colt gets the nod ahead of another progressive type in easy Leicester winner Bold Sniper. Spillway is tough and consistent and makes more appeal than both Pasaka Boy and Pether's Moon as all three step up in distance.
Cap O'rushes 6-4fav (8-13) Keen tracked leader, joined leader 5f out, led 3f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Contributer (8-13) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo stk (3) gs in Apr.
Excellent Result (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, clear entering final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in May beating Number One London (8-12) by 7l, 11 ran.
Soviet Rock (IRE) 15-8fav (9-3) Made all, ridden and edged left towards stand side rail 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May beating Salutation (8-12) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Eshtiaal (USA) 6-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, switched right over 2f out, headway to lead entering final 2f, pushed out, comfortable, won at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May beating Debdebdeb (8-7) by 4 1/2l, 5 ran.
Royal Skies (IRE) 1-2fav (9-12) Made all, quickened over 3f out, eased final furlong, unchallenged, won at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Eric The Grey (8-7) by 6l, 3 ran.
Another Cocktail 11-4 (8-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 5f out, soon pushed along, weakened over 2f out, last of 4, 30l behind Nevis (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in May.
Shrewd 11-4fav (9-7) In touch in rear, headway to press leader over 1f out, soon led, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct beating Sennockian Star (8-7) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Space Ship 9-2 (9-7) Held up in last pair and well off the pace, headway 3f out, ridden and stayed on same pace final 2f, never involved, 6th of 11, 7l behind Pasaka Boy (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Pether's Moon (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Chased clear winner, closed over 1f out, ridden and strong challenge near finish, just held, 2nd of 8, hd behind Swing Easy (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Bold Sniper 11-4 (9-5) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, clear 1f out, ran on, won at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Rundell (9-4) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Pasaka Boy 25-1 (8-12) Chased leader early, tracked leading pair, pushed along over 3f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden to lead entering final furlong, soon clear and stayed on strongly, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd beating Greeleys Love (8-11) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Spillway 11-2 (8-7) Held up in rear in steady run race, headway over 2f out, switched right to challenge over 1f out, stayed on strongly, never reached leaders, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind High Troja (8-2) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Elidor 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 2nd of 4, 9l behind Nevis (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in May.
Carry On Sydney 11-4 (9-4) In touch in rear, switched left 3f out, effort over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Soviet Rock (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Blue Wave (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, no extra inside final and lost two places towards finish, 5th of 9, 4l behind Dashing Star (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Greeleys Love (USA) 10-3 (9-1) Raced keenly, led, headed over 3f out, weakened quickly over 2f out, eased, tailed off, last of 5, 43l behind Grandorio (8-11) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Salutation (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Set steady pace, edged left over 2f out, ridden and headed narrowly over 1f out, still every chance inside final furlong, rallied to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Ningara (8-8) at Sandown 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Number One London (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) In touch, close 2f out, soon ridden and no impression until stayed on to go 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Maputo (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Red Runaway 15-8fav (8-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Van Percy (8-10) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) fm in May.