Looking On will have needed his comeback run at Windsor and has shown more than enough to suggest he could win a race at this level. All of Blue Deer's recent runs have been on the Polytrack, however, and he's trying a new trip this evening while COLINCA'S LAD carries a penalty for last weeks' win here over 1m4f. But we shouldn't overlook the fact that the 10-year-old is a regular winner in this grade and Rosie Jessop's claim accounts for half of the extra. He can go in again as Standpoint is much better on the all-weather and Cantor is still a couple of pounds higher than his most recent win, though is unexposed on Turf.
Colinca's Lad (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Made all, soon clear, reduced lead over 1f out, tiring but kept on gamely final furlong, always holding on, won at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Reggie Perrin (8-2) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Looking On 5-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, went far side 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 12l behind Aldwick Bay (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Hawaana (IRE) 17-2 (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Copper Canyon (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Standpoint 50-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 14l behind Ibtahaj (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Blue Deer (IRE) 5-1fav (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to get back to winner, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Shaunas Spirit (8-10) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Saharia (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Dwelt, always behind, 8th of 9, 6l behind Lastkingofscotland (8-6) at Lingfield 7f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Jan.
Phluke 18-1 (9-1) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 10l behind Bold Cross (8-7) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Cantor 8-1 (9-2) Led after 1f, brought field to near side rail in straight, driven along 2f out, headed 1f out, held when rider dropped reins inside final furlong, one pace, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Tawseef (8-13) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (6) sft.
Ermyntrude 8-1 (9-1) In touch, headway to 3rd over 4f out, led entering final 2f, ridden and pressed over 1f out, narrowly headed inside final furlong, rallied close home, just held, 2nd of 12, hd behind Tinkerbell Will (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jun.