Progression appears to be the name of the game in this maiden and LAYLA'S BOY's performance behind Newmarket July meeting winner Awzaan on debut gives him the vote ahead of Gunner Lindley and Cansili Star. That performance from the selection was followed with a better display to find just one too good when upped to this trip last time and with his yard still firing he should go well again. Gunner Lindley has also looked progressive in two starts and while Barry Hills' runner should progress again on bare form he has a little to find. Cansili Star was well beaten into second by a smart looking odds on favourite on debut last time but beat Professor John in the process, who got home well at Brighton on Tuesday, so he can also get involved. Realisation is the most interesting newcomer and is bred to go well as a youngster for an inform yard but with the form in the book Layla's Boy has the call.
Cansili Star 8-1 (9-3) Chased winner until over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to chase winner again towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Showcasing (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Fine Sight 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 6th of 10, 14l behind No Hubris (9-3) at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) gd in May.
Gunner Lindley (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Always prominent, ridden over 1f out, every chance well inside final furlong, not pace of winner near finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Black Snowflake (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Layla's Boy 11-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, chased winner over 3f out, challenging over 1f out, held final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Tukitinyasok (8-12) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Lord Wheathill Tobougg gelding out of Classic Quartet.
Port Hill 66-1 (9-3) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 18l behind Coloursoftheglen (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Realisation (USA) Alhaarth colt out of Live Your Dreams.
The Mighty Mod (USA) 17-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in rear, ridden halfway, weakened and hung left over 1f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Ishtar Gate (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Tominator Generous gelding out of Jucinda.
Turf Trivia 33-1 (9-3) In touch, led after 2f, headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 10l behind Layali Al Andalus (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Verona Lad Needwood Blade colt out of Silver Spell.