A high quality handicap and BARONS SPY is the selection with Thebes and Osiris Way others to make the shortlist. The recent Warwick winner is better known over seven furlongs but that really shouldn't be an issue as he has ran creditable races over this distance in the past. Effective on a variety of surfaces, he appears sure to give a good account. Thebes is a likeable enough sort from the Mark Johnston yard. Expect to see him generating a furious pace from the gate. Osiris Way is consistent. He would not be out of this were the rain to arrive. Galeota and Viking Spirit have shown solid form in top quality handicaps in the past though neither have sparkled this season thus far. Pearly Wey was well held on seasonal reappearance at Royal Ascot though this represents something of a drop in sights. Phantom Whisper has to reverse Warwick form with our selection but seemed well held on the day. Ginobili was last seen when down the field in the Cornwallis Stakes and today will be a debut for Stef Leddiard's stable. Perfect Flight seems to get on well with lady riders and she was far from disgraced when taking on the smart Main Aim last time out. A good race by the track's standards and Barons Spy appears best.
Viking Spirit 40-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 13, 7l behind Tamagin (9-6) at Windsor 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Galeota (IRE) 22-1 (9-6) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, eased, last of 17, 40l behind Icelandic (9-3) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
Pearly Wey 20-1 (8-13) Raced stands side, held up, pushed along and one pace final 2f, 20th of 26, 14l behind High Standing (8-12) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Osiris Way 40-1 (8-11) Switched right o far side after 1f, held up effort under pressure 2f out, no impression final furlong, 15th of 26, 12l behind High Standing (8-12) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Ginobili (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Close up centre group, ridden 2f out, no headway and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 19, 8l behind Amour Propre (9-0) at Ascot 5f 2yo stks G3 (1) gs in Oct.
Perfect Flight 14-1 (8-9) Behind, headway on outer over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 4th of 11, 8l behind Main Aim (9-3) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Thebes 6-1 (9-8) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on until no extra towards finish, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Roker Park (9-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Jun.
Barons Spy (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Chased leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, driven out, won at Warwick 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun beating Benllech (9-9) by nk, 8 ran.
Phantom Whisper 13-2 (9-9) Outpaced, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on final 1f, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Barons Spy (9-7) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Millfields Dreams 100-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, bumped 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 16, 17l behind Acrostic (9-0) at Sandown 1m hcap (2) gd.