Plenty of recent winners on show and it should be a hot pace with Flashy Queen, Pushkin Museum and Mr Dandy Man all winning from the front on their latest starts. Signore Piccolo is another trail blazer but all that early speed could play into the hands of WAR SPIRIT. He scored with a bit to spare at Newmarket last time and the runner-up has won subsequently. Richard Hannon's charge easily beat National Service and Saffire Song and the hat-trick beckons, despite a 6lb rise. Dreams Of Reality failed to figure over 6f here on Thursday but Jamboree Girl went close over track and trip a fortnight ago.
Signore Piccolo 11-4fav (9-4) Led, soon clear, driven over 2f out, reduced advantage and ridden over 1f out, soon hard pressed, headed narrowly inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Spirit Of Alsace (7-9) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Captain Myles (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 4th of 10, 4l behind Peterkin (8-13) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Flashy Queen (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) With leaders, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, won at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun beating Touch The Clouds (8-12) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Pushkin Museum (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Made all, ridden over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, driven out, won at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Kirtling Belle (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
War Spirit 7-2fav (9-3) Dwelt, mid-division, headway to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Groundworker (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Mr Dandy Man (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden and ran on, won at Salisbury 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Gulland Rock (9-4) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Dreams Of Reality 9-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, clipped heels, stumbled and lost place over 3f out, no impression and unable to get back on terms after, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Foxy Clarets (9-4) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Jamboree Girl 9-2 (9-2) Led narrowly, ridden and headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, no impression with winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Hannahs Turn (9-7) at Haydock 5f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Distant Past 6-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Desert Ace (9-2) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
National Service (USA) 25-1 (9-4) Held up behind, stayed on from over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, kept on, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind War Spirit (9-3) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Saffire Song 25-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind War Spirit (9-3) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Red Forever 11-2 (9-0) Prominent, led over 3f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Lexington Rose (9-7) at Carlisle 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Fuel Injection 8-1 (8-12) In touch, pushed along halfway, edged left and headway over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Flashy Queen (9-7) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.