Several hold claims in this tight handicap but MAN OF ACTION is less exposed than the others and is fancied to progress beyond this level before too long; Dukes Art and Duellist are very much respected, while King's Colour will be a threat if he is primed and ready for his reappearance. That said; the fitting of a visor might help revitalise Sarasota Sunshine, who makes his seasonal debut over an ideal trip. He is likely to have the race run to suit and shouldn't be underestimated. However, it can pay to take a chance on an improving type in races of this nature and, as the form of Man Of Action's latest start on the Rowley Mile is working out well, this would appear to be an ideal piece of placement for the colt to spread his success to Newmarket's July course.
Majuro (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Steadied start, in rear, never a factor, 7th of 10, 5l behind Brae Hill (8-13) at Chester 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Big Noise 33-1 (8-5) Held up, good headway towards stand side under pressure over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 29, 2 3/4l behind Dandy Boy (8-13) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in May.
Satwa Laird 3-1fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, challenged going well 2f out, led soon after, ridden and hung left inside final furlong, just held on near finish, won at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May beating Effigy (8-13) by shd, 9 ran.
King's Colour 13-8fav (9-11) Held up, headway on inner over 1f out, soon every chance, kept on, not pace of winner, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Black Dahlia (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Dukes Art 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway 2f out, effort and edged right 1f out, ridden to lead final strides, won at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Directorship (8-13) by hd, 14 ran.
Maswerte (IRE) 66-1 (8-1) Always towards rear, last of 13, 17l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-4) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Man Of Action (USA) 5-4fav (9-3) Broke smartly from wide draw, made most towards stands side rail, ridden and ran on final furlong, won at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd in May beating Highland Knight (9-3) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
Sarasota Sunshine 10-1 (9-0) Held up, never dangerous, last of 12, 11l behind Seek N' Destroy (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Standpoint 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, effort when edged right over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Day Of The Eagle (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Duellist 10-1 (8-8) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 10, 7l behind Cansili Star (8-9) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.