The drop to 5f worked the oracle for Peterkin at Chester last week. But he may struggle to make all on this stiffer track off a 6lb higher mark and is no certainty to confirm running with Piazon and Speed Hawk. Stars Above Me blew the start here last time and might be worth another chance while Yarmouth maiden winner Royal Seal could be feasibly treated. Soul Brother also looks to be on an attractive mark but EXTORTIONIST would take some stopping if recapturing his smart juvenile form. Jim Crowley looks an ideal booking for the top weight who has blistering speed as he showed when winning the Windsor Castle at Ascot last year.
Extortionist (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) In touch, hampered over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 13l behind Wind Fire (8-12) at Sandown 5f 3yo lst stk (1) gd.
Ambiance (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 3f out and soon short of room and lost action, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 9l behind Wind Fire (8-12) at Sandown 5f 3yo lst stk (1) gd.
Speed Hawk (USA) 4-1 (9-6) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 10, 7l behind Peterkin (8-13) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Peterkin (IRE) 3-1 (8-13) Led after 1f, quickened clear over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Scarborough (8-8) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Piazon 6-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, soon hung left and weakened, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Peterkin (8-13) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Deeds Not Words (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, last of 20, 30l behind See The Sun (8-7) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Stars Above Me 5-1 (8-11) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 10th of 12, 9l behind Eastern Impact (8-11) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Soul Brother (IRE) Evens2fav (9-5) Made all, shaken up and quickened over 1f out, readily, won at Newcastle 5f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May beating Carnamoney (9-5) by 9l, 5 ran.
Fast Track 9-2 (9-3) Chased leaders in 3rd, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 11l behind Hurryupharriet (8-12) at Ayr 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) sft in Sep.
Royal Seal 4-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders and raced keenly, went 2nd approaching halfway, led halfway, came clear from 2f out, pushed along and kept on strongly final furlong, easily, won at Yarmouth 7f mdn stks (5) gf in May beating Elizona (8-10) by 3 1/2l, 15 ran.