Trojan Rocket managed to prevail by just a head over C&D last month and with just a 2lb rise for that success, the handicapper has offered an obvious opportunity to follow up. However, third placed CREW CUT gets to reoppose on 1lb better terms so there is a strong likelihood that Jeremy Gask's four-year-old can exact his revenge. Showboating and Rafaaf are regulars on the July course and they are sure to run their races whilst Brighton winner, The Strig, appreciates plenty of give and cannot be ruled out. Delft disappointed on her first venture onto the turf but as a daughter of a Kyllachy mare, it would be folly to dismiss Jeremy Noseda's filly on this surface. Rash Judgement has a less sexy profile than many of the runners but the C&D winner is thoroughly honest and is still some way lower in the handicap than where he was at this time last year.
Crew Cut (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, switched left over 1f out, ran on strongly towards finish, just failed, 3rd of 9, hd behind Trojan Rocket (9-2) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Rafaaf (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Raced near side, outpaced in 4th, driven and headway over 1f out, kept on in closing stages, no threat, 8th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Jarrow (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Showboating (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside finalf urlong, unable to reach leaders, 6th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Jedward (9-2) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Trojan Rocket (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on to lead post, won at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun beating Button Moon (9-4) by hd, 9 ran.
Rivas Rhapsody (IRE) 6-4fav (9-8) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on, unable to challenge, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Athenian (9-3) at Kempton 6f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Celtic Sixpence (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Athenian (9-3) at Kempton 6f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Delft 10-3 (8-12) Led, headed 2f out, chased leader until approaching final furlong, weakened and lost places inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Russian Rave (9-10) at Goodwood 7f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Rash Judgement 50-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 15, 1 1/4l behind El Mcglynn (7-13) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Rocket Rob (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Behind, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 8th of 15, 5l behind Jedward (9-2) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Aqua Ardens (GER) 16-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden 3f out, moderate headway final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind George Benjamin (8-12) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Amazon Twilight 9-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, weakened 2f out, last of 11, 17l behind Mon Ami Jolie (9-3) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Caramelita 8-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, switched right over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Full Shilling (9-10) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Jun.
The Strig 12-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, stayed alone on far rail in straight and good headway to chase leader in centre 2f out, led over 1f out, driven out final furlong, won at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Whitecrest (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.