Related to the Group 1 winners Passage Of Time and Timepiece among others, CONTINUUM was only beaten a head on his belated debut at Leicester. He has to give weight to the younger horses in this but has plenty of scope and his yard has won two of the last three renewals. Royal Signaller also has claims on his placed efforts at Kempton though a bigger danger could come from Sleeping Giant, who will have improved for his introductory fourth at Chepstow. A half-brother to stablemate and high-class stayer Brown Panther, Bomber Thorn makes more appeal on his debut than fellow newcomer Sorn.
Continuum 11-4 (9-13) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, stayed on strongly closing stages, never reached winner, 2nd of 8, hd behind Unmoothaj (8-10) at Leicester 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Bomber Thorn Manduro colt out of Treble Heights.
Kelvingrove (IRE) 10-3 (9-6) Tracked leader, carried wide entering straight over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 4 1/2l behind Iridescence (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Royal Signaller 5-1 (8-11) Soon chased leader, hung badly right from over 2f out, challenged and chance 2f out, went 2nd final furlong but no chance with eased down winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Masquerading (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Sleeping Giant (GER) 7-4fav (8-12) Tracked leading pair, disputing 2nd 3f out, 3rd and one pace well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, just held on for 4th, 4th of 5, 7l behind Flashheart (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf.
Sorn (IRE) Galileo gelding out of Dame Again.