Nosedive needs a market check on this first run for Richard Guest however JOE PACKET looks wildly progressive and is fancied to shrug off a 9lb rise in the weights; Tubby Isaacs and Skyfire may be the best of the remainder. John Portman's colt has won his last three starts, two for today's jockey John Fahy. His rise in the weights makes life tougher in this better race however the second home at Ascot has won easily since and another course and distance success beckons. Cheveton ran well in defeat at Ayr but his best form is over five furlongs, the drop back to six will suit Yer Woman, whilst Cornus and Quasi Congaree have both paid heavily for successful seasons. Of more interest are Tubby Isaacs who is only 7lb higher than his two wins this Spring, Skyfire who showed plenty of mettle at Newcastle just six days ago, and top-weight Shifting Star who runs the track well and looks fairly treated. This is no penalty kick but the progressive Joe Packet is taken to win again.
Shifting Star (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Behind, ridden to chase leaders well over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 9, 7l behind Olynard (9-9) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Cornus 11-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden and behind over 1f out, 9th of 11, 19l behind Stevie Gee (8-6) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Yer Woman (IRE) 66-1 (9-6) Always in rear, 12th of 13, 9l behind Folly Bridge (9-2) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Nosedive 20-1 (8-9) Outpaced towards rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 20, 7l behind Victoire De Lyphar (8-7) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Cheveton 6-1fav (7-12) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, effort entering final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Favourite Girl (8-4) at Ayr 5f hcap (2) sft.
Joe Packet 3-1fav (8-11) Always prominent, led 2f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Ascot 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Gramercy (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Quasi Congaree (GER) 11-2 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden along 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 7, 10l behind Signore Momento (9-2) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Tubby Isaacs 10-3fav (8-13) Behind, ridden and headway to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, no impression with leaders, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Red Cape (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Requisite 4-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway on outer over 1f out, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Caledonia Princess (9-0) at Windsor 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Skyfire 5-1 (8-4) Chased leader, led over 2f out, ridden and pressed 1f out, edged left and stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, on top towards finish, won at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs beating Lucky Dance (9-9) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Desert Icon (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden and edged right over 2f out, soon lost place, 7th of 10, 15l behind Joe Packet (8-11) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.