Signed Up ended last year with a modest effort in Listed company over today's trip while Duke Of Clarence has so far proved best over 1m2f. LYRIC STREET makes more appeal on only his second start of the year as a repeat of his third to Mount Athos over 1m6f at York last July would be enough to land this prize. Taglietelle finished ahead of Red Orator at Newmarket before scoring at the same track last time and is preferred to Cosimo De Medici, a runner-up over 2m at this track recently but upped in class today. Stock Hill Fair won nicely over 1m4f here three weeks ago and should be in the mix once again.
Signed Up 11-2 (9-0) Led, headed well over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 12l behind Biographer (9-0) at Ascot 1m 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Oct.
Duke Of Clarence (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway and hanging left when switched left 3f out, went 3rd inside final 2f, stayed on to 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Lyric Street (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Held up in touch in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 8th of 12, 5l behind Sirvino (8-11) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Noble Silk 9-2 (9-2) Held up, ridden over 3f out, never a factor, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Itlaaq (9-2) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Red Orator 16-1 (8-7) Led, 5 lengths clear 6f out, reduced lead over 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 5l behind Tiger Cliff (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Stock Hill Fair 13-8fav (9-7) Made all, pushed along 2f out, ridden and hung left final furlong, ran on, won at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May beating Paloma's Prince (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Novirak (IRE) 15-8fav (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, switched left to challenge over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Swinging Sultan (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Taglietelle 11-4 (8-11) Made virtually all, joined 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on well, won at Newmarket 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Dark Ranger (8-13) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Cosimo De Medici 8-1 (9-7) Started slowly, held up in rear, slightly hampered approaching halfway, steady headway travelling well over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Palazzo Bianco (9-5) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Topolski (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Held up and always towards rear, never involved, 9th of 11, 18l behind Desert Recluse (8-12) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.