Petara Bay has had just the two starts since winning last year's renewal with Harlestone Times behind but was beaten out of sight on both occasions while Shubaat has disappointed twice since scoring at Musselburgh in April. Tom Queally's presence in the saddle suggests Late Telegraph is preferred to stablemate Solar Sky after last month's second on the Polytrack but the progressive Vasily makes more appeal than both stepping up in trip and has the beating of A Boy Named Suzi. Very Good Day won nicely over 2m at York last time and has been placed over C&D but his owner's colours are also worn by FRANCISCAN. The latter's latest run in soft ground at Haydock can be forgiven as he'd looked on the upgrade when winning at York before that and Luca Cumani has won this three times since 2004. Recent C&D runner-up Life And Soul makes most appeal of the remainder.
Petara Bay (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Held up mid-division, headway over 4f out to chase leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 16, 24l behind Ile De Re (9-3) at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) hvy in Jun.
Solar Sky 10-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 4f until ridden over 3f out, dropped to last and struggling inside final 3f, last of 6, 21l behind Colour Vision (8-12) at Kempton 2m Group 3 (1) pol in May.
Harlestone Times (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Held up behind, headway under pressure on inside over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace, never on terms, 10th of 18, 12l behind Camborne (9-4) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jun.
The Betchworth Kid 12-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 16, 10l behind Ile De Re (9-3) at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) hvy in Jun.
Roxy Flyer (IRE) 15-2 (9-6) Close up, ridden and switched left 2f out, headway with winner and every chance over 1f out, carried right final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Rock A Doodle Doo (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jul.
A Boy Named Suzi 14-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear of mid-division, steady headway over 2f out, driven to challenge 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 14, nk behind Bollin Greta (8-11) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jul.
Life And Soul (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, joined for 2nd post, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Lady Rosamunde (8-2) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Motivado 12-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, smooth headway and in touch on inside over 3f out, challenged over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 13l behind Mount Athos (10-0) at York 1m 6f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in Jul.
Very Good Day (FR) 8-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway 3f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at York 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jul beating Reem Star (8-11) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Vasily 6-1 (9-5) Prominent, led 8f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun beating Rawaki (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Franciscan 4-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 6f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 15l behind Number Theory (8-6) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in Jul.
Late Telegraph (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Rumh (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Jul.
Shubaat 7-2fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort when edged left over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, faded final furlong, 8th of 10, 12l behind Lordofthehouse (8-7) at Haydock 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Spice Fair 9-2 (9-9) Steadied and switched right start, held up last, headway on wide outsoide 3f out, effort to chase leaders and ridden 2f out, soon hung badly left to near side rail and lost all chance, virtually pulled up final furlong, 8th of 10, 27l behind Romeo Montague (9-11) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul.