It was firm going when Aurelia Cotta won easily at Bath last time and she's yet to encounter soft ground. Bognor carries a penalty for last week's win over a mile at Southwell but may figure along with recent Redcar winner Trinity Star. But a chance is taken on another arriving from the Fibresand as INTERCONNECTION looks sure to appreciate the longer trip on his handicap bow after finishing runner-up at Southwell last month. Sherston and Aldreth have the past form to figure while Unfinishedbusiness has plenty of scope for improvement.
Aurelia Cotta (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led after 1f and raced keenly in lead, pushed readily clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm in May beating Armourer (9-6) by 4l, 8 ran.
Bognor (USA) 7-2 (8-7) Raced wide, chasing leaders, challenged 3f out, soon led, ridden and hung left over 2f out, strongly pressed final furlong, held on, won at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fbs beating Rainbow Rock (8-12) by hd, 8 ran.
Kinema (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon hung left and weakened, 5th of 10, 6l behind Maid In Rio (9-4) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Interconnection 7-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Glorious Star (9-12) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in May.
Sherston 8-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Arab Dawn (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Tashbeeh (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Slowly away, outpaced, never near leaders, 6th of 9, 10l behind Miaplacidus (9-0) at Catterick 7f mdn stks 0-65 (6) sft in May.
Trinity Star (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, kept on and driven out, won at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May beating Where's Tiger (9-3) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Supa U 7-2 (8-6) Led, driven over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no extra in 4th towards finish, 4th of 7, 3l behind First Experience (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Jazri 6-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden to challenge over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Allergic Reaction (8-10) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in May.
Unfinishedbusiness 16-1 (8-10) Steadied start, raced wide in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Insaany (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Aldreth 6-1 (8-8) Led, ridden over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Tower Power (9-7) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Suni Dancer 20-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, headway to lead 3f out, ridden inside final 2f, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Craftsmanship (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.