Sharaarah was well beaten on Turf before scoring on the Fibresand at Southwell and is worth taking on off a 7lb higher mark today. Antonio Gramsci is up 5lb for his recent victory at Ripon but is steadily improving and should confirm running with Tatlisu. RED REFRACTION looked to be treading water in handicaps before a better effort at Haydock last time and Richard Hannon's colt gets the tentative vote to come out best in this, though Boxing Shadows has a shout with a repeat of his second at Beverley but has to be forgiven a poor effort at Nottingham on his latest start.
Sharaarah (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Led after 1f, driven clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fbs beating Chasing Dreams (9-5) by 2l, 5 ran.
Antonio Gramsci 11-8fav (9-4) Took keen hold tracking leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Shrimper Roo (9-5) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Red Refraction (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) With leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led entering final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Lord Ashley (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo stk 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Fortinbrass (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Keen raced wide close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 8l behind Intimidate (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Trinityelitedotcom (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Raced alone stands side, close up over 3f, 17th of 23, 10l behind Hototo (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Jun '12.
Limit Up 7-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, disputed lead until inside final furlong, outpaced final 100 yards, just missed 3rd, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Labienus (9-5) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Boxing Shadows 8-1 (9-1) Raced centre, towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 15, 11l behind Hartwright (9-2) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Tatlisu (IRE) 22-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, chasing leaders when hampered inside final fiurlong, never on terms, 6th of 8, 3l behind Antonio Gramsci (9-4) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.