Hill Of Dreams has been raised 9lb for an easy win at Brighton and will find this tougher. FUTURE REFERENCE makes more appeal after finishing runner-up over 7f here last time and the Godolphin charge is taken to get off the mark in this company. Saxon Soldier has claims on his earlier effort at Windsor and the soft ground looked a legitimate excuse for his latest below par effort at Lingfield while better is expected from Bajan Story back on the Polytrack. Be My Rock has a shout on his belated seasonal return and is preferred to the more exposed handicappers.
Be My Rock 4-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 13l behind Rocky Reef (9-1) at Doncaster 7f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Break Rank (USA) 9-2 (9-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, driven 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 9, 9l behind Lucky Henry (9-6) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Diplomatic (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Close up, pushed along 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Azrael (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Hill Of Dreams (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, good headway on inside to lead approaching final 2f, ran on well, eased close home, won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May beating Fonterutoli (8-8) by 4l, 7 ran.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, headway and stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 4th of 8, 3l behind Emmuska (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Fraserburgh (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 11l behind Prophets Pride (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Athletic 6-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, hampered over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Shahrazad (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Beauchamp Xerxes 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders and keen ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 4l behind Shared Moment (8-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Future Reference (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, tracked leaing trio, went 3rd 2f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Labienus (9-5) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Bajan Story 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, lost place 4f out, headway over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 16, 14l behind Dancing Maite (8-13) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Saxon Soldier 6-1 (9-1) Chased leaders in centre, kept on same pace final 2f, 5th of 17, 6l behind Simply Elegant (8-10) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) sft in May.
Quadriga (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, no headway, 7th of 9, 14l behind Monsieur Rieussec (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Khelac 22-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, 10th of 11, 24l behind Mister Marcasite (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gs in May.