A strong turnout for what is a very moderate prize. Lord Ofthe Shadows is the form pick on his second to subsequent Weatherbys Super Sprint winner Charles The Great at Windsor and he certainly wasn't disgraced in a tough nursery at Goodwod last time. Evervescent was only just beaten in a Listed contest at Epsom before two poor efforts, one behind Power in the Coventry Stakes when Rebellious Guest was in front of him. Gung Ho Jack will need to improve to have any chance against the unbeaten pair Gold City and CHOOSEDAY. The former didn't have much to beat at Leicester though did it nicely enough but Kevin Ryan's colt went to Haydock strongly fancied and though running green won well enough to give him the vote here.
Chooseday (IRE) 8-13fav (9-3) Dwelt, soon recovered in touch, effort between horses entering final furlong, soon led, idled and kept up work, won at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Magic Destiny (8-12) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Gold City (IRE) 5-4fav (9-3) In touch in rear, switched left over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, asserted near finish, won at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul beating Forest Edge (9-3) by 2 3/4l, 6 ran.
Lord Ofthe Shadows (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway towards inside 3f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, went 3rd approaching final furlong, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, going on close home, 3rd of 15, hd behind Goldoni (8-5) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Evervescent (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 10, 12l behind Saigon (9-0) at Newbury 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gf in Jul.
Gung Ho Jack 16-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul beating Signor Sassi (9-3) by hd, 13 ran.
Rebellious Guest 20-1 (9-1) Raced stand side, prominent, led that group over 2f out, soon headed when groups merged, weakened, 12th of 23, 8l behind Power (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.