Despot is chasing a hat-trick after landing a double at Kempton but an earlier poor effort in soft ground raises doubts about Charlie Hills' colt. Tree Of Grace is another to disappoint in testing going but REGIMENT will handle the surface and went close to catching You're Fired over track and trip last time. He gets the nod ahead of Sitting Pritty, whose recent easy win came in a maiden race over 6f. Proclamationofwar and Mfiftythreedotcom are both upped in class.
Captain Midnight (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Midfield, short of room over 2f out, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, hd behind Basil Berry (9-4) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Tree Of Grace (FR) 7-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, hanging left and lost place after 2f, no impression after, 7th of 10, 11l behind Grevillea (8-10) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Regiment 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, hard ridden when headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 6, nk behind You're Fired (9-5) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Despot (IRE) 8-15fav (9-10) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May beating Penny's Boy (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Sitting Pritty (IRE) 2-7fav (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Catterick 6f fll mdn auc stks (6) sft in May beating Goadby (9-0) by 6l, 5 ran.
Centre Haafhd 9-2 (8-13) Chased leaders until pushed along and outpaced halfway, soon in rear, never on terms after, 6th of 9, 11l behind Divine (9-0) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Proclamationofwar 6-1 (9-6) Mid-division, hampered over 2f out, headway well over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Twin Appeal (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Mfiftythreedotcom (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, not pace of front pair final 100 yards, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Sahra Al Khadra (9-7) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.