Lucky Art has won four times already this year and could hardly have scored more easily on his last two starts but he's 10lb higher here and this is tougher. Tim Easterby's horses remain in fine shape and though Medici Time produced a shock when scoring at York there was no fluke about the result and he's good enough to win this if at his best. Taurus Twins has been steadily climbing the ratings and looks a little close to Medici Time as does Chaussini, despite her 10-length victory in a Yarmouth maiden. CATFISH carried a big weight to victory over 6f at Leicester and is racing over the minimum trip for the first time but she made all that day and her basic speed can enable her to lead all the way.
Medici Time 25-1 (9-0) Behind, driven and headway towards stands side over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Magical Macey (9-0) by 1l, 16 ran.
Taurus Twins 13-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Macdillon (9-1) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Chaussini 5-1 (9-3) Made all, clear over 1f out, ran on, unchallenged, won at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gf beating Red Riverman (9-0) by 10l, 6 ran.
Lujeanie 50-1 (9-8) Mid-division, not clearest of runs when hung left from over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 11th of 20, 6l behind Entitled (9-7) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Catfish (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Made all, came to stands side rail 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure when hard pressed inside final furlong, just held on, won at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Mazovian (8-2) by hd, 9 ran.
Ryan Style (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Awkward leaving stalls, raced center close up after 1f, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 9l behind Taurus Twins (9-7) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Lucky Art (USA) 3-1fav (9-6) Made all, ridden and clear inside final furlong, eased towards finish, readily, won at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Baybshambles (8-8) by 4l, 9 ran.
Boogie Waltzer 25-1 (8-11) Towards rear on inside, headway well over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Kylladdie (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) std in May.
Cloth Ears 16-1 (8-7) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 11l behind Yurituni (9-0) at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf in May.