A few of these failed to follow up earlier victories off higher marks last time. They include 1m4f winners Fun Mac and Sebastian Beach, while Cape Caster and Purple Spectrum won their respective maidens over 1m2f at Windsor but both have been beaten in handicaps since. Arabian Revolution beat a subsequent winner at Lingfield on his racecourse debut and has leading claims but a couple of winners have come out of the race that SECOND STEP won at Newbury on his reappearance and Luca Cumani's charge may just edge this.
Second Step (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Tracked ledaers, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, held on well nearing finish, won at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gs in May beating Igider (9-5) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Arabian Revolution 2-1fav (8-12) Pushed along briefly leaving stalls, prominent, led 2f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Lingfield 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun beating Holberg Suite (8-7) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Fun Mac (GER) 7-2 (8-9) Keen early, held up in 5th, ridden and effort 2f out to over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Wrangler (9-1) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft in May.
Arantes 8-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Oasis Fantasy (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Cape Caster (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division, dropped to rear over 3f out, headway and switched left over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Kinshasa (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Sebastian Beach (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, led over 5f out, headed over 4f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Oasis Fantasy (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Purple Spectrum 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, pushed along over 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 9, 50l behind Captain Morley (9-5) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Latin Charm (IRE) 4-1 (8-8) Always in rear, last of 13, 22l behind Hesketh Bank (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
What A Scorcher 9-1 (8-13) Prominent early, held up in touch, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 11l behind Sultanina (10-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo fll stks (5) gs in May.
Fastnet Red 14-1 (9-5) In rear, pushed along over 2f out, late headway, never on terms, 6th of 14, 13l behind Kings Fete (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.