A fascinating opener where plenty can be given chances and with three-year-olds enjoying a good run in this contest in the past, RAINBOW PEAK is narrowly favoured over Bawadi and Tryst. A winner of a Kempton maiden at big odds, this is a massive step up for the selection though Michael Jarvis has never been one for tilting at windmills in sheer hope. Bawadi won well at Kempton on debut. Jarvis trained the second on that occasion and he has gone on to oblige since in a Warwick maiden. Tryst steps up in trip having campaigned at distances up to a mile. A half-brother to Secret Liaison, he is from a family that improve for a little bit of age. Amanjena obliged in this race last year though Andrew Balding's filly has been a bitter disappointment ahead of this renewal. Charlie Cool is a rare raider from the Ruth Carr team and while he always tries, the handicapper has had his measure for some time hence why claimers and classified stakes are his preferred option. Greylami plugged on well over nine furlongs at Goodwood and will be more at home over this trip. Dubai Crest won off a mark of 83 at Windsor though has been comfortably held since while the remainder have it all to do on recent racecourse evidence. For the winner, we return to Rainbow Peak.
Ballinteni 9-2fav (9-11) Close up, on outer, went 2nd 2f out, no impression on winner, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Mista Rossa (9-8) at Kempton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol.
Charlie Cool 11-4fav (9-7) Held up, came stands side over 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd post, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Middlemarch (8-7) at York 1m 2f clm stks (4) gs.
Greylami (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, switched wide over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Tartan Gunna (8-10) at Goodwood 1m 1f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Jabal Tariq 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway 10f out, chased winner over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Petrovsky (8-13) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Tryst 5-6fav (8-12) Held up in rear, pushed along 2f out, no impression until stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Roaring Forte (9-4) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Amanjena 33-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 10l behind Nashmiah (8-13) at Yarmouth 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Bawadi (USA) 5-2fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway 3f out, went 4th over 1f out, soon beaten, 4th of 7, 6l behind Lethal Glaze (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug.
Dubai Crest 9-2 (9-0) Held up in touch, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 4th of 5, 5l behind Bab Al Salam (9-4) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) fm.
Norwegian Dancer (UAE) 14-1 (8-13) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, eased inside final furlong, last of 5, 21l behind Bab Al Salam (9-4) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) fm.
Rainbow Peak (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3f out, stayed on well to lead 1f out, asserted inside final furlong, driven out, won at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (4) pol in May beating Sovereign Remedy (9-3) by 1l, 13 ran.
Rafiqa (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 8, 4l behind Invisible Man (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.