Matthew Salaman's Monashee Rock won well enough over course and distance last month but a 5lb rise for a half length success looks harsh for her and a better bet may be MR HARMOOSH, who gets the verdict with Fire King rated the best of the best. The selection deserves to get his head in front having found one too good in each of his last two starts including here over 1m2f in May and he looks worth backing to go one better today dropped to a mile having run well over the trip at Yarmouth on his most recent start in a competitive classified stakes race. Jim Best's Cordell has a bit to find with Monashee Rock on running last time, while Lady Florence ran well here on her most recent start on the level but was very disappointing over hurdles recently. Inquisitress is capable but inconsistent and of more interest may be the Andy Haynes-trained Fire King, who has shown improved form of late and comes from a stable in good heart now. Mr Harmoosh has an obvious chance on recent form though and he looks worth siding with to gain a deserved success.
Monashee Rock (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Close up, chased leader 3f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun beating Yourgolftravel Com (9-1) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Cordell (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 6, 1l behind Monashee Rock (9-2) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Lady Florence 13-2 (9-4) Led, narrowly headed 5f out, chased leader, led again over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, kept on until no extra and headed near finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Lady Lam (8-12) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Mr Harmoosh (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Volatilis (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Libertino (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 16, 11l behind Merchant Of Medici (9-0) at Leicester 7f 3yo sll (6) gf in Jun.
Fire King 5-2fav (9-2) Chased leaders, led well over 1f out, hard ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra final 150 yards, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Stargazy (8-9) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jun.
Inquisitress 9-1 (9-4) In rear, never near leaders, 7th of 12, 10l behind Eye Of Eternity (8-3) at Lingfield 1m 1f hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jun.
Prince Valentine 12-1 (8-13) Close up on inside, effort and driven over 1f out, went 3rd last half furlong, held when no room and snatched up near finish, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Stargazy (8-9) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jun.
Easy Wonder (GER) 25-1 (8-4) Tracked winner until ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Goodbye Cash (8-11) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Mr Loire 50-1 (7-13) Always in rear, 9th of 10, 6l behind Goodbye Cash (8-11) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.