MEASURING TIME is given the nod here ahead of Fork Handles and Amwell Pinot. Although it may not be the greatest maiden that the selection won at Salisbury a week ago, it was still a good start. He wasn't particularly well-fancied but won easily and given the strength-in-depth of the yard's juveniles then he should go close here on a track that will suit. Hung Parliament makes his debut in quite testing company, and a bigger threat might be Galloping Queen. She drops in grade having only been beaten by three lengths in a Curragh Listed race for fillies and although she's up against the boys she should acquit herself well. Stablemate Fork Handles has been given a break since beating Box Of Frogs at Haydock in May and although that form looks just modest he is not opposed lightly, along with Amwell Pinot who was outclassed in the Coventry Stakes at Ascot before a brave second to Memen in nursery company at Newmarket. An open start to the card then despite the small field and the verdict goes the way of Measuring Time.
Amwell Pinot 5-1 (9-0) In touch, led over 1f out, soon headed, ridden and hung left inside final furlong, took 2nd close home, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Memen (8-11) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (2) gf.
Measuring Time 9-2 (9-3) Mid-division, messed about by hanging rival from well over 2f out until good headway well over 1f out, soon led, edged right inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf beating Marzante (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Fork Handles 2-1fav (9-0) Restless in stalls, slowly into stride, close up on outside after 2f, challenged 2f out, led and edged right over 1f out, shaken up and kept on strongly final furlong, won at Haydock 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gf in May beating Box Of Frogs (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.
Hung Parliament (FR) Numerous colt out of Sensational Mover.
Galloping Queen (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden over 2f out, 5th under 1f out, kept on, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Seeharn (8-12) at Curragh 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd in Jun.