Penitent has been highly tried this year but did have Professor behind when second to Gregorian in a Group 3 at Epsom on Oaks day. He would be the selection if the ground turned soft but BOOM AND BUST appears to be the one to beat on faster going. Third to Garswood in a Group 2 here last month, he had Libranno, Pastoral Player and Professor behind and also beat the latter when second over a mile at Salisbury last time. Lockwood only won a conditions race at Thirsk earlier this month and will find this a much tougher ask but Custom Cut is proven at this level and can't be ignored, despite the penalty.
Custom Cut (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders on inner in 3rd, ridden early straight and no impression in 4th from 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Gordon Lord Byron (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 3 (1) gd.
Boom And Bust (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 1f out, no chance with winner, held on for 2nd, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Afsare (9-0) at Salisbury 1m Grp 3 (1) gd.
Bronze Prince 40-1 (10-0) Went left start, raced wide towards rear, ridden and no progress on outside when bumped 2f out, last of 17, 25l behind Ascription (9-7) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Libranno 12-1 (9-3) Steadied start, chased leaders, hard driven over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 9l behind Gregorian (9-3) at Newbury 7f Grp 2 (1) gd.
Lockwood 9-4 (9-4) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, soon every chance, ridden to lead inside final furlong, edged left, ran on well, won at Thirsk 7f cond Stakes (3) gd beating Diescentric (9-4) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
Pastoral Player 20-1 (9-2) Held up in last trio, pushed along on inside over 2f out, headway over 1f out, staying on but looked held when not clearest of runs inside final furlong,, 8th of 10, 3l behind Garswood (8-9) at Goodwood 7f Grp 2 (1) gs in Jul.
Penitent 33-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden and every chance 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 5l behind Declaration Of War (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Professor 3-1 (8-7) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway to 3rd inside final 2f, pressed for 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Afsare (9-0) at Salisbury 1m Grp 3 (1) gd.
Well Acquainted (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 7l behind Montiridge (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd.