Soft ground will rule out Asatir, which is a pity as the Godolphin colt looks an exciting prospect. The once-raced Sir John Hawkwood has plenty of scope while Chapter Seven and Andalieb are both proven on the going and can't be ignored. The latter's victory at Doncaster is proving to be decent form. Ardmay is bidding for a fourth win in five starts this year and the form of his latest success at Ayr has been franked but Fluctuate didn't beat much at Wolverhampton in April and hasn't been seen since while Fire Ship didn't sparkle in a falsely-run race at Newcastle two weeks ago. COMPTON made an eye-catching reappearance in the Britannia at Royal Ascot when just behind Bronze Angel. That was his first try over a mile and he can reverse that form with Marcus Tregoning's charge on 4lb better terms and land this.
Bronze Angel (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Raced centre, chased leader, led group inside final 2f, came clear that side when hung badly right over 1f out, kept on but not pace of leading duo, 3rd of 29, 3l behind Fast Or Free (8-10) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
Asatir (USA) 7-2fav (9-4) Prominent, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, edged left and led inside final furlong, won at Windsor 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Razorbill (9-0) by hd, 12 ran.
Sir John Hawkwood (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Held up, headway when short of room over 2f out, switched left and soon chased leaer, led inside final furlong, quickened clear, eased near finish, comfortable, won at Windsor 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) sft in May beating Bank Bonus (8-13) by 5l, 10 ran.
Compton 40-1 (9-1) Raced far side, chased leaders, went 3rd that side over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 29, 5l behind Fast Or Free (8-10) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
Chapter Seven 12-1 (9-1) Raced centre, held up in rear, never a factor, 20th of 29, 20l behind Fast Or Free (8-10) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
Fluctuate (USA) 1-8fav (8-12) Soon led, shaken up over 1f out, soon clear, easily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Apr beating Idyllic Star (8-7) by 6l, 10 ran.
Jake's Destiny (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out on inner, every chance entering final furlong, chased winner last 100 yards, always held, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Chil The Kite (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Ardmay (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, edged right towards finish, won at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun beating Satanic Beat (8-13) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Ocean Tempest 7-1 (9-13) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased when no chance final furlong, 10th of 11, 19l behind Touch Gold (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Fire Ship 7-4fav (9-7) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, pressed for 2nd pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Indepub (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Jun.
Andalieb 4-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, smooth headway over 2f out, switched right to challenge over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun beating Peter Anders (9-4) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.