RED EXPLORER looks the best of those with form and is taken to go one better than when a half-length runner-up to Dominate at Sandown six days ago. His previous second to Secret Look at Haydock was a useful debut effort too and the son of Henrythenavigator will not be inconvenienced by forecast conditions. Dream Maker and Hardy Red appear more exposed and are preferred in that order but it would not surprise to see a newcomer play a leading role and a market check is essential. At this stage, Stand Of Glory looks most interesting but it would be foolish to ignore Richard Hannon's Reinvigorate or the other Charles Hills contender, Sand Boy.
Hardy Red (IRE) 5-4fav (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Joey's Destiny (9-3) at Folkestone 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.
Red Explorer (USA) 2-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, driven to lead over 1f out, soon ridden, hard pressed inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Dominate (9-3) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Sand Boy (IRE) Footstepsinthesand colt out of Farbenspiel.
Stand Of Glory (USA) Oasis Dream colt out of Matroshka.
Vincentti (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Bint Al Balad.
Dream Maker 5-1 (9-0) Raced far side, chased leading pair, ridden halfway, stayed on to lead far side group towards finish, no chance with winner, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Our Diane (9-0) at Catterick 5f 2yo stks (5) gs.
Katy Spirit (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Green and awkward leaving stalls, outpaced and never on terms, last of 9, 22l behind Redressthebalance (9-0) at Bath 6f 2yo stks (5) gs in Jun.
Reinvigorate (IRE) Invincible Spirit filly out of Miss Serendipity.