RECKLESS REWARD looks the pick of the Hannon brigade; Ballista, Dress Up and Shoshoni Wind look the pick of the remainder. Richard Hannon has won four of the last seven renewals and he has been fairly vocal in his desire for the selection to run in this race and it's easy to see why after his fine second to Approve in the Norfolk Stakes at Ascot. Ryan Moore keeps the ride and unless the heavens open (unproven on anything less than good-to-firm) he should run a mighty race. Nasharra is better than his run at Sandown last time might suggest, Arctic Feeling and Jamesway are closely linked if we go by their Southwell times earlier in the year, whilst Ballista ran with credit at Salisbury and the return to five won't hurt. Shoshoni Wind ran Khor Sheed to a length at Newmarket last time out and is a big player if she can cope with this quicker test, whilst Bold Bidder is progressing well at a lowly level and is nicely-weighted for this assignment today. Temple Meads was well-backed on debut and it looks significant that connections appear to have held him back for this, whilst Boundless Spirit needs to bounce back to form and along with Jaahiz (form not amazing) looks opposable. Remotelinx and Kojak may both be different propositions having won easily on their fourth starts, however this looks tailor-made for Reckless Reward to take top billing.
Jamesway (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Pulled hard, held up tracking leaders, went 3rd just over 1f out, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Zebedee (9-2) at Sandown 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gf.
Boundless Spirit 9-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 20l behind Marine Commando (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Jun.
Extra Power (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 10l behind Casual Glimpse (9-1) at Newmarket 6f 2yo stks (2) gf.
Nasharra (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Dwelt, took keen hold in last pair, ridden and no response over 1f out, last of 6, 8l behind Dinkum Diamond (9-0) at Sandown 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gf in May.
Reckless Reward (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Slight lead to 3f out, led again 2f out, narrowly headed over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong but no impression under pressure, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Approve (9-1) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Remotelinx (IRE) 8-11fav (9-3) With leaders, led halfway, stayed on strongly, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun beating Pearl Storm (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Kojak (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Went right start, made most, ridden and ran on, won at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun beating Battle Of Britain (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Bilko Pak (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Tracked leader, quickened to challenge 2f out, soon led and went right, in command over 1f out, kept on well, won at Kempton 6f 2yo nov stks (4) pol in Jun beating Fifth Ave (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
Button Moon (IRE) 6-4fav (8-12) Led, headed over 1f out, weakening when lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Excello (8-12) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun.
Bathwick Bear (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Towards rear and outpaced, ridden before halfway, no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 5, 7l behind Boundless Spirit (9-2) at Beverley 5f 2yo stks (2) gf in May.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 8-11fav (9-5) Tracked leading pair, challenged on bit 2f out, led well over 1f out, ridden hung left and headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 5, nk behind Black Moth (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf.
Golden Shine 12-1 (8-12) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd well inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Marlinka (8-12) at Windsor 5f 2yo fll stks (2) gf in Jun.
Mappin Time (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, driven halfway, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Lady Royale (9-2) at York 5f 2yo hcp (3) gf.
Move In Time 66-1 (9-1) In touch, effort 2f out, weakened 1f out, 11th of 13, 13l behind Strong Suit (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Roche Des Vents 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, last of 14, 29l behind Marine Commando (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Jun.
Temple Meads 4-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, quickened to lead, ran on, won at Newmarket 5f 2yo mdn (2) gs in May beating Oracle (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Jaahiz (IRE) 13-8fav (9-3) Led until over 4f out, remained prominent, switched right to challenge over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, edged left, ran on, won at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (3) gf beating Maverik (9-3) by 4l, 10 ran.
Ballista (IRE) 5-2 (8-8) Led, steady pace, quickened over 2f out, hung left under pressure inside final furlong, soon headed, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Crown Prosecutor (8-6) at Salisbury 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Jun.
Fifth Commandment (IRE) 3-1 (8-6) Made most, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on, won at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun beating Delira (8-4) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Waking Warrior 10-1 (9-1) Prominent on outer, ridden halfway, no impression from 2f out, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Anadolu (8-12) at Tipperary 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd.
Takeaway 9-4fav (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, soon pushed along, edged right and headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon no impression, 7th of 8, 4l behind Scarlet Rocks (8-11) at Windsor 5f 2yo nov stk (5) gf in May.
Shoshoni Wind 5-2fav (8-12) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Khor Sheed (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gf in Jun.
Silence Is Bliss (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead and edged right over 1f out, caught post, 2nd of 6, hd behind Jollywood (9-0) at Bath 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jun.
Bold Bidder 8-15fav (9-7) Good speed and soon crossed over to lead on rail, ridden and pressed over 1f out, stayed on to assert last half furlong, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp (4) gf beating Lady Brookie (8-11) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
Dress Up (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Prominent, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 18, 9l behind Maqaasid (8-12) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.