Diplomatic Force finished third behind another Godolphin runner at Haydock last time and it could be a similar story here. The latters's stablemate and newcomer INTERMEDIUM, a half-brother to multiple winner Galacian, wears the Godolphin first colours today which points to a big run and he gets the vote. Officer Drivel was beaten only a length over 6f on the Polytrack on his debut while both Festival Theatre and Manderley are expected to improve for their recent introductions in better company on the Turf. Douman is another newcomer to keep an eye on in the betting.
Aspenbreeze 50-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, driven and outpaced when went 4th halfway, never on terms with leaders, 4th of 6, 12l behind Al Baz (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo nov auc stks (5) pol in Jul.
Buy Out Boy Medicean colt out of Tiger's Gene.
Diplomatic Force (USA) 6-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Snow Squall (9-5) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Douman (USA) Giant's Causeway gelding out of Totally Devoted.
Festival Theatre (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Last trio, headway 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, one pace and no impression when dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 8, 8l behind Truth Or Dare (9-5) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Intermedium Exceed And Excel colt out of Gweneira.
Officer Drivel (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway on inside 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not quite able to challenge, 4th of 12, 1l behind Cape Factor (8-7) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jul.
Punk 66-1 (9-5) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 16l behind True Story (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Zambeasy 33-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 24l behind Double Point (9-1) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.
Dizzy Miss Lizzy (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Ran green and soon outpaced, 8th of 9, 9l behind Chutney (9-0) at Salisbury 5f 2yo stks (4) gf in Jun.
Manderley 6-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 7th of 14, 6l behind Qawaasem (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo stks (4) gf in Jul.