This race is likely to produce a number of future winners but experience can count for plenty and TRUE STORY can build upon an encouraging introduction. The Derby entry was slowly away on his debut but he looked to be getting the hang of things by the end, and compensation awaits. Despite a pedigree that suggests an abundance of stamina, Edge has raced over shorter thus far and has been unfortunate to find himself in two hot maidens. Jockey bookings suggest that he is probably the pick of the Richard Hannon pair. Collaboration will have learned a lot from his debut at Sandown and should have come on for the experience. Of the newcomers, Good Value holds no fancy entries though this well-bred sort is respected. Postponed went through the ring for 360000 guineas as a yearling and Luca Cumani's colt is entered up in a number of the season's valuable sales races.
Collaboration 7-1 (9-5) Dwelt in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 9l behind Zeshov (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Edge (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Rufford (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) gf in Jun.
Expert (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders, green and outpaced halfway, stayed on again inside final furlong, no threat, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Riverboat Springs (9-5) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in May.
Good Value Champs Elysees colt out of Change Course.
Mantonize (USA) Smart Strike colt out of L'ile Aux Loups.
Moxey Nayef colt out of Emily Blake.
Postponed (IRE) Dubawi colt out of Ever Rigg.
Punk Bahamian Bounty gelding out of Maysarah.
Right Of Appeal 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, with winner over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 9l behind Rufford (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) gf in Jun.
Rock 'n' Roll Star Cockney Rebel colt out of Sweet Afton.
True Story 3-1 (9-5) In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Outstrip (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Voice of A Leader (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of Thewaytosanjose.
Step Away Dansili filly out of Because.