A cracking little listed race this where FREE AGENT can continue a great start to his career but will have strong challenges from Chock A Block and Sight Unseen among others. We've not seen the pick since he comfortably landed the listed Chesham Stakes at Ascot last June in just his second start and while that rates in the impressive category the form from his debut effort has since worked out very nicely as he thrashed Donatavium, who has since won the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf. This colt looks a real prospect and we expect him to prove it further here. Chock A Block took a valuable race at Longchamp in October and he will be well suited to this step up in trip as long as he builds on that first effort. Sight Unseen is the highest rated in the field and ran with credit on just his second run last time when halfway down a eight runner field in the Group Three Chester Vase earlier this month. His debut victory came over this trip and he maybe more suited by this track. Alawaary was a little outclassed in the Derby Trial at Lingfield last time but previous efforts give him a chance but we like the form supporting the chances of Free Agent.
Free Agent 7-2fav (9-3) Held up behind, dropped to rear 5f out, still last over 2f out, good headway over 1f out, quickened well to lead inside final furlong, edged right and soon clear, driven out, won at Royal Ascot 7f 2yo lst stk (1) gf in Jun beating Seaway (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Alwaary (USA) 6-1 (8-12) Held up, headway over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 6l behind Age Of Aquarius (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf.
Beauchamp Xerxes 25-1 (9-3) Held up, one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 7l behind Harbinger (9-3) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf.
Canwinn (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Always in rear, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 13l behind Debussy (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f con stks (2) gd in Apr.
Chock A Block (IRE) (8-7) won at Longchamp(FR) 1m 1f stk gs in Oct beating Rendezvous (8-13) by 4l, 6 ran.
Sight Unseen 5-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakening when hampered soon after, 4th of 8, 5l behind Golden Sword (8-12) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf.