Martial Art made a promising start at Salisbury when only beaten a head over 6f and has to come into the reckoning but the form of RISING LEGEND's debut effort is working out better. The latter went close to beating subsequent Listed runner-up Heavy Metal at Newmarket in May and, given he also had a future winner behind, Richard Hannon's charge gets the vote here. The remainder have a bit of catching up to do although the Godolphin colt Athman is expected to step up on his debut fifth at Doncaster and Well Acquainted could also be thereabouts at the finish.
Athman (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 6l behind Kimberella (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Jun.
Martial Art (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Chased leader, ridden and strong challenge 1f out, upsides throughout final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 6, shd behind Star Breaker (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Jun.
Rising Legend 11-4 (9-0) Chased winner, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Heavy Metal (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in May.
Secretori 20-1 (8-11) In rear, kept on towards rear, never a factor, 7th of 11, 3l behind Risky Rizkova (8-9) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jun.
Warrant Officer 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 15, 8l behind Kimberella (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Jun.
Well Acquainted (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 4th of 12, 5l behind Windhoek (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.