A messy finale but ROMAN STRAIT may reap the reward for his consistency. Upped to seven furlongs when finishing in mid-division here last time, he looks far more effective at six, to which he reverts here. He has put together a decent series at that trip this term and seems fairly weighted. Golden Compass won a weak race last time thanks to yet another tactically astute ride from William Carson at Yarmouth, a course he rides as well as any pilot in the country. She has a 6lb penalty for that win and all her best form has come on soft ground so this terrain is a question mark. Brave Dream put some poor efforts behind him with an improved performance last time and Magic Stella is well treated but appears to have lost her form completely this term.
Whipphound 15-2 (8-9) In rear, pushed along halfway, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 10, 7l behind Cinderkamp (9-2) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Rafaaf (IRE) 10-3 (9-4) Slowly into stride and pushed left start, always in last pair, 7th of 8, 8l behind King Ferdinand (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Reginald Claude 25-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged left over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Mazovian (8-7) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Magic Stella 4-1 (9-7) Went left and bumped start, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Roodee Queen (8-13) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Roman Strait 15-2 (8-4) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 10, 5l behind Sacrosanctus (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Magic Cross 7-1 (8-11) Dwelt in rear, not trouble leaders, 7th of 9, 9l behind Expose (9-7) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Showboating (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride and always towards rear, last of 14, 8l behind Newlands Princess (8-2) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-85 3yo gf in Jun.
Brave Dream 7-2 (8-13) Led 1f, prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Roodee Queen (8-13) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Golden Compass 5-1 (8-11) Always prominent, led 2f out, hung right from over 1f out and ended up on stands rail, driven out, held on, won at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) sft beating Dixie Gwalia (8-3) by nk, 13 ran.
Chillie Peppar 12-1 (8-10) Mid-division, switched right 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 13, 5l behind Golden Compass (8-11) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) sft.