Magic City had a below par Restaurateur behind when third at Chester last time having won at Goodwood before that. He looks sure to make another bold bid as this looks less competitive. But SPIRIT OF SHARJAH proved his liking for this track once again when third over course and distance a fortnight ago and Julia Feilden's charge may have the edge in this with Shelley Birkett's 7lb allowance in his favour. Rocky Reef is capable of making the frame on his best form but Capitol Gain will find today's conditions very different on the back of a second over 1m2f at Newbury.
Magic City (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Snow Bay (9-0) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Amadeus Wolfe Tone (IRE) 9-1 (9-13) Held up, headway 3f out, ridden and kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 6, 6l behind Clear Spring (9-7) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Spirit of Sharjah (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Held up, headway and not clear run over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Balty Boys (10-0) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Restaurateur (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 8, 9l behind Snow Bay (9-0) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Rocky Reef 7-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind Brocklebank (9-0) at Ascot 7f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf.
Another Try (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Close up, led well over 1f out, soon headed, faded entering final furlong, 5th of 8, 11l behind Nasharra (9-3) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Dream Catcher (FR) 7-2fav (9-8) In touch, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 3l behind Jack My Boy (9-9) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Capitol Gain (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Automotive (10-2) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in Jun.