Richard Hannon won this race last year, and he can do so again this time around with the hat-trick chasing DICK TURPIN, although Rakaan and Showcasing also demand respect. In a small field the draw may not be too significant, but Dick Turpin's not too far from the rail. It's a big step up in class for one of the first sons of Arakan, but a number of those he's beaten have either won or been placed. Rakaan is the second highest rated of those to have an official mark, having been third in the Coventry at Ascot. He might have done better in that but for a tardy start, which could prove costly here too. There are great expectations of him though, with a number of fancy entries. Showcasing won a Yarmouth maiden at prohibitive odds last time out following a pleasing debut, and again is destined for greater things. Buzzword's had a decent start to his career, with a second and a win to his name, both at Windsor. He's prone to hang a little to the left though. It is wide open, with these lightly raced youngsters all entitled to show continued improvement, but we'll side with Dick Turpin.
Bould Mover 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, went right over 3f out, ridden well over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Monsieur Chevalier (9-0) at Goodwood 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gd.
Buzzword 8-11fav (9-3) Pressed leaders, led 2f out, soon hung left to far rail but clear, ran on strongly, eased near finish, won at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd beating Joe Packet (9-3) by 3l, 14 ran.
Dick Turpin (IRE) 8-11fav (9-4) Chased leaders, challenged on bit 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon clear, stayed on strongly, won at Salisbury 6f nov med aut stk (5) gd beating Perfect Ch'i (8-8) by 6l, 10 ran.
Ghostwing 16-1 (8-12) In rear, outpaced and behind halfway, ridden, ran on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 5th of 11, 9l behind Arcano (8-12) at Newmarket 6f (1) gd.
Lucky Like (FR) 3-1 (9-2) 2nd of 9, hd behind Melodyman (9-2) at Chantilly(FR) 6f stk sft.
Moran Gra (USA) 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, unable to trouble leaders over 1f out, kept on again final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 13, 8l behind Canford Cliffs (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Nosedive 6-1 (8-12) Chased leader until 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 11, 10l behind Arcano (8-12) at Newmarket 6f (1) gd.
Rakaan (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride and soon pushed along in rear, headway and switched right to outer over 1f out and went 2nd, no chance with winner and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Canford Cliffs (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Showcasing 4-11fav (9-3) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, ran on comfortably, won at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf beating Cansili Star (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Stargaze (IRE) 5-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, challenged inside final furlong, led post, won at Bath 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gd beating Angel's Pursuit (9-5) by hd, 4 ran.