Mark Johnston does well here, and his only runner on the card LICENCE TO TILL can sciore here, ahead of Mishrif and Hazard County. Licence To Till's best effort since losing his maiden tag came last time out in a similar race to this, albeit on the Polytrack. He's got ability but doesn't always show it, and like many of the yard's runners, is likely to be at the vanguard from early on. Mishrif finished just ahead of him in that Kempton race, and the weights are adjusted accordingly, but he's only got two wins from 18 runs so isn't exactly Mr Consistent. Hazzard County is drawn on the other side of our selection, so there's little advantage between them in the draw. He's one that collects more place than win money. The yard's in good form though and his mark's come down from 85 in February to 73 now, so the time could be right to take advantage. Preference though is for Licence To Till.
Mishrif (USA) 10-1 (9-8) Raced wide, prominent, gradually eased to race on rail to lead over 4f out, clear with 2 others over 1f out, soon headed, stayed on, 2nd of 14, 2l behind L'Hirondelle (9-8) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Roman Glory (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 6th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Stonehaugh (8-3) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Effigy 13-2 (9-13) Held up in 5th, driven along towards centre over 2f out, no progress, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 7l behind Abergavenny (8-12) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Salient 20-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, switched left over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 12, 8l behind Space Station (9-4) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Hazzard County (USA) 11-4fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 4th of 10, 7l behind Ela Gorrie Mou (9-2) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Licence To Till (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind L'Hirondelle (9-8) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Defector (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Yankee Storm (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ostentation 18-1 (9-4) In touch, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 12, 16l behind Kajima (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.