Roger Varian has made a tremendous start to his career with a dozen three-year-old winners already in the bag and Boogie Shoes, impressive in victories at Wolverhampton and Salisbury, looks nailed on to be involved in the finish. Mark Johnston has a good record at the fixture so Malthouse, another chasing a hat-trick after handicap victories at Sandown and Newmarket, must be considered though a 9lb rise for his latest success may prove his downfall. Trojan Nights is held by Charles Camoin on a line through Tullius, who beat Sylvester Kirk's charge at Sandown but this can go to RAIN MAC. John Gosden's colt looked in need of the run on his reappearance at York but showed up nicely behind Sud Pacifique and with that under his belt can make the expected progress and take this.
Malthouse (GER) 15-2 (9-2) Made all, ridden 2f out, ran on, comfortably, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May beating Danadana (8-9) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Sergeant Ablett (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Raced center in touch in rear, headway to press leaders 4f out, overall leader over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Buthelezi (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Boogie Shoes 4-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, clear entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May beating Whiplash Willie (9-4) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Tanfeeth 4-11fav (8-12) Tracked leader, led on bit 2f out, ridden over 1f out, held on well towards finish, won at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in May beating Almagest (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Rain Mac 5-1 (9-7) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Sud Pacifique (9-7) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Trojan Nights (USA) 2-7fav (9-3) Tracked leader, shaken up to lead 2f out, eased inside final furlong, comfortable, won at Ripon 1m 1f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May beating Sir Francis Drake (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Charles Camoin (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Hampered start, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Tullius (9-4) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Gottany O's 20-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Brown Panther (8-12) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Arabian Star (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, last of 5, 19l behind Swift Alhaarth (8-13) at Chester 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Great Shot 7-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, edged right entering final furlong, soon went 3rd, kept on, 4th of 6, 3l behind Chosen Character (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.