Only 2lb separates the nine runners on official ratings and this promises to be a tight affair. Woodstock took on the likes of Sugar Boy, Galileo Rock and Libertarian in the Sandown Classic Trial in April but, unsurprisingly, finished tailed off. Rutherglen is the only one arriving off the back of a recent win having landed a modest handicap at Leicester last month but Continental Divide won on his penultimate start on the Polytrack and Knight Owl has been knocking on the door, though over shorter trips and is closely matched with Medici Dancer on the form book. INVINCIBLE CARA is also upped in distance but is a half-sister to a couple of winners over longer trips and could be the one to be on if Graham Lee can get her to settle as she ran well over a mile at Windsor last time.
Continental Divide (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up in 6th, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden and chased leaders over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, 5th and beaten when hung right inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 10l behind Plutocracy (9-4) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Invincible Cara (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, went modest 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 11, 5l behind Aussie Reigns (9-5) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Knight Owl 9-4fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, behind and keen, headway and ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, no chance with winner, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Clock On Tom (8-12) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Medici Dancer 11-2 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Clock On Tom (8-12) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Midnight Warrior 12-1 (9-2) Virtually sat down briefly as stalls opened, in rear, pushed along 3f out, hung right 2f out, ran on final 100 yards, never on terms, 6th of 9, 10l behind Naaz (8-11) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Ofcoursewecan (USA) 7-1 (9-6) Chased leading pair until dropped to rear and reminders 6f out, struggling after, virtually pulled up final 2f, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Duroble Man (9-7) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Rutherglen 5-1 (9-7) Towards rear, pushed along and headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on well to lead towards finish, won at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May beating Aminah (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Typhon (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 32l behind Lamusawama (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo stks 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Woodstock (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Mid-division, lost place 5f out, no impression and well held after, 8th of 13, 5l behind Harry Bosch (9-2) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.