Break Rank needed 1m4f at Epsom to finally open his account. Today's drop back in trip and likely soft ground raise concerns about him and a chance is taken that SNOW HILL can build on his latest second at Haydock. That run hinted at a long awaited return to form for Chris Wall's charge and he can get the better of today's modest opposition with a similar effort. Perfect Delight has slipped down the weights without getting any closer while the lightly-raced Authorship is having his first outing since September. Thomas Holborn could figure if proving suited to the going while Ivanhoe has been thereabouts over longer trips of late.
Break Rank (USA) 3-1fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 8f out, led narrowly over 2f out, driven out, won at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Norfolk Sky (9-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Snow Hill 4-1fav (10-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on and just held near finish, 2nd of 13, hd behind King Kurt (9-12) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Perfect Delight 7-2 (9-3) Led, took keen hold, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 4 1/2l behind Yojojo (9-1) at Brighton 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Change The Subject (USA) 11-2 (9-7) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon switched right and headway, no impression final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Wellingrove (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Mister Carter (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 44l behind Wild Desert (9-2) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Authorship (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Raced near side, mid-division overall, pushed along halfway, not clea run and switched left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 15, 6l behind Red Avenger (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Thomas Hobson 5-1fav (9-5) Towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 14, 13l behind Testudo (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Astrosapphire 6-1 (9-0) Keen led, headed 8f out, tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 3, 30l behind Baihas (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 6f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Ivanhoe 5-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Couloir Extreme (9-8) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.