TRIP TO PARIS never looked like catching Elite Army over track and trip last time but that was in much better company than this. Ryan Moore's presence suggests improvement is expected and he's preferred to Itsnowcato. The latter has claims on his second at Hamilton which looks stronger form than High Master's win at Kempton last month. Frankie gets the leg-up on Three Peaks and he can figure though James Doyle prefers the lightly-raced Hooded. Our Gabrial has been in decent form at Chester and Notarised is another to consider.
Trip To Paris (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headcway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong and finished well, nearest finish, 6th of 18, 5l behind Elite Army (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Our Gabrial (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Led early, chased lear, dropped to 3rd over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, soon chased winner, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Yenhaab (9-7) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Anglo Irish 12-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden when weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, well behind Hartnell (9-3) at Royal Ascot 2m 3yo lst stk (1) gf in Jun.
Notarised 4-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Penhill (9-1) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Hooded (USA) 8-1 (9-2) Led 1f, tracked leader until 5f out, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 8, 11l behind Arab Dawn (8-11) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Three Peaks 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Stella Bellissima (8-10) at Newbury 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd.
Rising Breeze (FR) 14-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 6, 6l behind New Story (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
High Master (IRE) 11-8fav (9-7) Soon steadied and held up in touch, switched left over 2f out, headway on outside 2f out, went 2nd just over 1f out, stayed on best to lead inside final furlong, won going away, readily, won at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun beating Spirit Or Soul (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Beakers N Num Nums (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Led, headed over 2f out, rallying when hung right under pressure over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind High Church (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Itsnowcato 7-4fav (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and headway 3f out, left clear 2nd over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Never Forever (9-10) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.