Tom Queally is an interesting booking for Teetotal who has found life tougher off higher marks since winning twice in the space of eight days in June whilst Vallarta has yet to shine so far this year. Rhagori Aur has been producing decent if unspectacular performances and is now down to mark which should make Bryan Smart's inmate a dangerous proposition. However, SECONDO looked stylish when landing a Salisbury maiden and wasn't too bad when fourth to Equity Risk last time. He could well be better than that though and Roger Charlton's patient approach can reap dividends. Fortinbrass suddenly found some form last time when short-headed by Tatlisu at Leicester but the assessor has hit back immediately with a 4lb hike and it's probably best to ensure that he really is back to a consistent level of form.
Secondo (FR) 10-3 (9-7) Slowly away in rear, ridden and headway entering final 2f, no impression final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Equity Risk (9-0) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Fortinbrass (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied close home, just failed, 2nd of 8, shd behind Tatlisu (8-9) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Rhagori Aur 22-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Pipers Note (9-0) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Vallarta (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 5l behind Skytrain (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Teetotal (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Slowly away in rear, ridden 2f out, staying on when not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, ridden and ran on strongly to go 3rd near finish, not reach leaders, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Jofranka (9-2) at Pontefract 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.