Electric Qatar made a promising start when third at Newcastle, but West Leake Diman and Ralphy Boy did even better when making winning debuts over 5f at this track and Carlisle respectively. However, all three face a stiff task today with the two principals looking a cut above average. A winner at Windsor previously, it was slow ground by the time Silverheels ran in the Norfolk Stakes at Ascot and, despite being sent off favourite, he was well beaten. Better is expected here but the vote goes to Ascot's Windsor Castle runner-up STONEFIELD FLYER, who goes from strength-to-strength and should appreciate this extra furlong.
Ralphy Boy (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, rallied and kept on to lead again post, won at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf beating Superplex (9-3) by ns, 6 ran.
Silverheels (IRE) 4-1fav (9-1) Raced stands side, well off the pace in 4th, headway over 1f ut, went 3rd that side inside final furlong, no chance with main group, 8th of 15, 8l behind Bapak Chinta (9-1) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gs.
West Leake Diman (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, shaken up and headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, edged left and kept on towards finish, won at Haydock 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf beating Excelette (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Stonefield Flyer 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders stands side, driven over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, soon no impression with winner, held on for 2nd post, 2nd of 24, 2 1/4l behind Frederick Engels (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd.
Electric Qatar 5-4fav (9-3) Went left start, led 1f, tracked leader, joined leaders halfway, led over 1f out, soon hung left, headed towards finish, no extra and lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Citizen's Charter (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.