Viewpoint had little chance against the likes of Michelangelo at Newmarket last Saturday but can figure in this company but Modernism finished nearer last at Doncaster in April having won his racecourse debut at Wolverhampton. Eshaab has lost his way since scoring at Pontefract so Super Duplex makes more appeal on his Sandown second in May. JOHN BISCUIT hasn't won since scoring on his racecourse debut at this track in 2010 but his latest second at Kempton suggests a return to winning ways is imminent and he gets the nod.
Ethics Girl (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 14, 3l behind High On A Hill (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
John Biscuit (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Close up, headway to chase winner over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Sand Skier (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Bloodsweatandtears 8-1 (9-1) Led, headed 6f out, tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 8l behind Choral Festival (8-9) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun.
Modernism 6-1 (9-2) Led, headed over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 10l behind Kingsdesire (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Viewpoint (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Mid-division, reminders halfway, hampered over 3f out, never on terms, 5th of 12, 13l behind Michelangelo (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gf in Jun.
Super Duplex 4-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway 6f out, led over 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 10, nk behind Khun John (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Eshaab (USA) 13-2 (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 35l behind Forget Me Not Lane (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Dicey Vows (USA) 33-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, no chance with leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 10, 11l behind Splendid Light (9-13) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Salient 20-1 (8-4) Pressed leader, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 11l behind Starwatch (9-7) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Tidal Way (IRE) 11-4 (9-6) With winner, ridden to challenge over 1f out, hard ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Ultimate Destiny (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Hip Hip Hooray 16-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway and switched left to far rail over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Toga Tiger (8-6) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Feisty Champion (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Mid-division, headway and in touch over 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair final 75 yards, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Take Two (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.