Stormy Paradise appeared to find 7f at Warwick too far last time having won over 6f at Goodwood earlier while Far Gaze has been competing in better company since scoring at Lingfield back in April. Rizal Park and Banaadeer are both open to improvement having picked up maiden races on their latest outings and it would be no surprise to see either figure in the finish though they have MR MATTHEWS to beat. The latter was beaten only a length in a better nursery than this at York last time and the runner-up Lanark has since won. That looks good enough form to go close and Elaine Burke's charge gets the vote.
Stormy Paradise (IRE) 13-8 (9-5) Led early, prominent, ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Fair Ranger (9-2) at Warwick 7f 2yo nov stk (5) gf.
Mr Matthews (IRE) 9-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders, headway to lead over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on, held in 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 1l behind Tiger Twenty Two (8-6) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gf.
Far Gaze (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 11l behind Thunder Strike (9-0) at Epsom Downs 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Jun.
Rizal Park (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Mid-division on outside, headway over 3f out, led 2f out, soon ridden and edged right, held on well, won at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating Deeds Not Words (9-5) by nk, 13 ran.
Banaadeer (IRE) 8-11fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon recovered to track leaders, challenged 2f out, led 1f out, ridden out, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun beating Taquka (9-5) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Handwoven (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Sartorialist (8-0) at Ascot 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf.
Caledonia Laird 20-1 (9-0) In rear, pushed along over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 6, 4l behind Captain Whoosh (9-5) at Ffos Las 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf.