The mark of Illustrious Prince still looks a bit high as he has failed to capitalise on a maiden success in handicaps of late and blinkers are applied for the first time as connections seek an improvement. The handicapper still puts Mishrif at the top of the weights and he may struggle to have an impact again and although he seeks a hat-trick Yankee Storm has never taken to the course and this deters us from siding with him. The vote goes to REGENERATION who has put in very good performances on the Polytrack here and he has never finished out of the places on the all-weather.
Mishrif (USA) 7-2fav (9-12) Led, ridden and headed narrowly over 1f out, chance when bumped inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Roman Glory (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
My Gacho (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Soon crossed over to lead, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Start Right (9-4) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Regeneration (IRE) 11-4 (9-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace final 2f, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Avertis (9-7) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Salient 20-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 8l behind Roman Glory (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Tracked leading trio, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, 5th of 7, 10l behind Glen Shiel (9-6) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Yankee Storm 9-4fav (9-6) Held up, headway 2f out, effort when switched left 1f out, led inside final fuflong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul beating Kingsdine (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Red Gulch 8-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, not clear run and switched right 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind The Confessor (8-13) at Salisbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Prince Of Sorrento 16-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened and eased final furlong, 10th of 11, 10l behind Beaumont's Party (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Cativo Cavallino 13-2 (9-0) In rear, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, ran on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Dvinsky (9-8) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul.
Perfect Ch'i (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Led, headed halfway, ridden and weakened 1f out, 6th of 8, 9l behind Slip Sliding Away (8-2) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.