Grand Meister will need to dig a bit deeper off his current mark and the handicapper is loathed to drop Mairise in the weights despite three defeats in handicap company. Fort Berkeley was still beaten six lengths when runner-up in maiden race at Kempton so another chance goes to RED PASSIFLORA. She found one too good when favourite at Brighton but scored over track and trip on her reappearance and is just preferred to Spirit Or Soul.
Grand Meister 5-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, 4th of 6, 12l behind Maid In Rio (9-3) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Fort Berkeley (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Led, ran wide on bend 9f out and soon headed, dropped to 3rd 8f out, headway between horses into 2nd entering final 2f, ridden over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 6l behind Wakea (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Mairise 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3l behind Lungarno Palace (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Red Passiflora 11-8fav (8-13) Difficult loading in stalls, slowly into stride, soon tracking leading pair on inside, switched right off rail over 3f out, 2nd 3f out, led narrowly but awkward on gradient and hung badly left over 1f out, ridden and headed final 100 yards, one pace, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Libeccio (9-0) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Gift of Rain (IRE) 4-5fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened quickly over 3f out, last of 5, well behind Avocadeau (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Template (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 6f out, tracked leader, lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 17l behind Golden Journey (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Spirit Or Soul (FR) 11-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders on inside, ridden along inside final 2f, unable to quicken over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd last strides, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind High Master (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.
Gavlar 6-1 (9-6) Soon pushed along towards rear, stayed on past beaten horses inside final furlong, no impression, 6th of 13, 26l behind Craggaknock (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Oyster (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Inevitable (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.