Better is expected from Asifa after his modest debut at Warwick, while Holiday Reading may finish closer back over 7f after an outing over a mile at Newmarket last time. However, VIOLA DA GAMBA has the best form in the book with a second over C&D last month behind Ziefhd. The latter has since gone close in a nursery and Bill Knight's filly looks capable of opening her account here. Marcus Augustus is persevered with over today's distance though his best form is over the minimum trip and the newcomers make no appeal.
Asifa (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Dwelt, behind, soon outpaced, headway over 1f out, never danerous, 6th of 11, 9l behind Pickled Pelican (9-3) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Hardy Plume Manduro colt out of Macleya.
Holiday Reading (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Prominent, every chance over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 14, 9l behind Harvard N Yale (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Jasie Jac (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 10l behind Graphic (9-3) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Le Cagnard 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 7, 7l behind Albamara (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Marcus Augustus (IRE) 9-4 (9-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Counterglow (8-10) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Roman Senate (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) Outpaced towards rear, hung left over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 8l behind Royal Reyah (8-9) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Silver Six 22-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden halfway, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 22l behind Titus Star (8-9) at Chepstow 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) gd.
Astroscarlet Carnival Dancer filly out of Astrolove.
Auntie Kathryn (IRE) 80-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, lost place over 3f out, weakened entering final furlong, 13th of 14, 12l behind Free Verse (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Jul.
Emperors Waltz (IRE) Antonius Pius filly out of Gavotte.
Viola da Gamba (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, hung left over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Ziefhd (9-0) at Folkestone 7f 2yo stks (5) gf in Aug.