Three-years-olds don't have a great recent record in this but that age group looks to have serious contenders in this year's renewal. Est Que Love began this season in fine form, landing a double back in April, and this is easier than her recent tasks in Pattern company. However, despite having a bit to find on today's terms, FREE ZONE makes more appeal. He scored in fast ground over C&D in June and has been running well without success in Listed and Group 3 races since. He won't be concerned if the rains arrive and is preferred to Tax Free, who has gone off the boil since winning at York last month with Ponty Acclaim back in seventh. The latter is weighted to reverse running and should figure if the ground remains on the fast side but Burning Thread and Kool Henry look up against it at the weights.
Free Zone 16-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased winner 1f out, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Mince (8-11) at York 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.
Burning Thread (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 15, 16l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-5) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Tax Free (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders far side group, not much room over 1f out, soon weakened, 19th of 20, 10l behind Doc Hay (8-11) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gd.
Es Que Love (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) Stumbled start, soon with leader, driven and lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 13, 13l behind Society Rock (9-3) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) fm.
Kool Henry (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Led 1f, remained prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 16th of 20, 20l behind Heeraat (9-4) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Ponty Acclaim (IRE) 13-2 (8-8) Mid-division, under pressure halfway, soon no impression, 9th of 14, 6l behind Borderlescott (9-0) at Beverley 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.