LONDON BRIDGE took the step up in trip in his stride when scoring over 1m4f at Ripon last week. He fought off all comers to win a shade cosily in the end and remains ahead of the handicapper on that evidence. Little separated Kuantan One and Arbaah when the former came out best at Goodwood last time and Bin Singspiel finished ahead of previous winner Getaway Car at Musselburgh earlier this month. But Sioux Chieftain looks a bigger threat as he ran well at York last time having been raised 8lb for an earlier victory at Nottingham and there should be more to come from him.
London Bridge (USA) 5-4fav (9-5) With leader, led narrowly over 6f out, ridden clear approaching final furlong, stayed on well, won at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Broughton (9-7) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Deira Phantom (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, 5th of 8, 7l behind Lion Beacon (9-1) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Song Light 11-4 (9-0) In rear and in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 4, 13l behind Double Discount (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-80 (4) gf.
Kuantan One (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway to chase leader over 5f out, ridden 3f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gd in May beating Arbaah (9-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Sioux Chieftain (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Close up, led over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd place last 50 yards, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Esteaming (9-1) at York 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Arbaah (USA) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, driven to lead briefly inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Kuantan One (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Bin Singspiel 7-2 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed narrowly over 2f out, driven and still every chance inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 3rd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Madame Vestris (8-5) at Leicester 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd.
Getaway Car 16-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, never on terms, last of 8, 8l behind Emerging (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.