SHIFTING POWER has acquitted himself well in top-class company since winning the European Free Handicap on his reappearance. He was fourth in the 2,000 Guineas before chasing home Kingman at the Curragh and then placed second at Chantilly on the disqualification of Yuften. Richard Hughes will probably try and dictate matters and he should be good enough to hold on for a deserved victory. Hors De Combat and Wannabe Yours both step up from handicaps but are progressive types who could run well, though the former will have to improve again to overturn Royal Ascot running with Bow Creek on worse terms. Lightning Thunder was second in both the English and Irish 1,000 Guineas but flopped when favourite for the Coronation Stakes and has questions answer now. Windfast tries a new trip and this looks a big ask for maiden winner Rapprochement.
Bow Creek (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Raced near side, mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards and stayed on, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 30, 1/2l behind Born In Bombay (8-4) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Hors De Combat 8-1 (8-13) Raced near side, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden disputing 2nd inside final furlong, ran on and went 3rd close home, 3rd of 30, 1l behind Born In Bombay (8-4) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Rapprochement (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Made all, ridden over 1f out, forged clear final furlong, eased near finish, comfortable, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Momayyaz (9-0) by 11l, 12 ran.
Shifting Power 5-2fav (9-2) 2nd of 7, nk behind Charm Spirit (9-2) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) sft in Jul.
Wannabe Yours (IRE) 2-1fav (8-3) Keen early, prominent, switched right after 1f, led over 3f out, clear over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Jun beating Braidley (8-7) by 9l, 6 ran.
What About Carlo (FR) 4-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on one pace, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 7, 7l behind Torchlighter (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jul.
Windfast (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden in 4th and unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 23, 4l behind Mustajeeb (9-4) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
Lightning Thunder 5-2fav (9-0) Raced wide in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 4l behind Rizeena (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.