ROBIN HOODS BAY, one of many attractive rides on the card for title-chasing Richard Hughes, should give a good account in what appear to represent optimum conditions for Ed Vaughan's charge. He was an excellent third first time up in a competitive Newmarket handicap behind Danadana who has franked the form subsequently before producing nothing more than an ordinary effort when fourth at Windsor last time over 1m4f. Back to 1m2f, he may prove too good for John Biscuit, a convincing winner at Epsom last time with the look of a gelding from whom there's more to come. The rest are not in the best of form with the exception of Mcvicar who receives a tremendous amount of weight all round. He's come back to form the last twice and certainly should feature on any shortlist.
Indian Jack (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) In touch, chased leader after 2f, driven to challenge over 3f out, weakened quickly over 2f out, last of 12, 14l behind Swiftly Done (9-2) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun.
Robin Hoods Bay 5-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Vasily (9-5) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Lyssio (GER) 33-1 (9-8) Chased leader until over 5f out, stayed chasing leaders, driven over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, weakened final 75 yards, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Encke (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Colour Guard 6-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 27l behind Dubai Dynamo (10-0) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
John Biscuit (IRE) 7-2fav (9-11) Taken to post early, keen held up, headway on outer over 1f out, led inside final furlong, 3 lengths clear when rider dropped rein, ran on, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Hip Hip Hooray (8-6) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Greylami (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Fly lept start, tracked leader early, soon dropped in rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon outpaced, last of 5, 15l behind Chain Of Events (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jun.
Camberley Two 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and not quicken 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Famous Poet (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Toughness Danon 66-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 9th of 14, 8l behind Incendo (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Amoya (GER) 28-1 (9-9) Chased winner until ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 9l behind Spirit Of The Law (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Mcvicar 9-2 (8-9) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, hard ridden over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs beating Jane Lachatte (9-4) by 3/4l, 6 ran.