Fleeting Storm hinted that a longer trip could bring about some improvement when sixth at Bath last time and the blinkers are persevered with here. But the one to beat is surely FINAL LIBERATION, who was ridden for stamina over 1m4f at Kempton but found surprisingly little off the bridle. That run was too bad to be true and this well-bred son of Sinndar is worth another chance. Revolutionary only found Captain Bellamy too good when tried over this trip at Southwell and should be in the firing-line again with Haydock third Tidal Run probably the pick of the remainder.
Tidal Run 11-2 (9-3) Held up, took keen hold, headway over 3f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, demoted to 3rd post, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Dark Dune (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Final Liberation (FR) 9-4fav (9-1) Rearing in stalls, chasing leaders when switched off inside rail 9f out, led 8f out, ridden over 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 10l behind Strewth (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
C P Joe (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway 3f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Dark Dune (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Blue Cossack (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Started very slowly, behind, headway over 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 20l behind Tidal Run (9-0) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Fleeting Storm 25-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 17, 7l behind Tanjung Agas (9-7) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Revolutionary 11-4 (9-1) Led, ridden and joined 4f out, headed 2f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Captain Bellamy (9-7) at Southwell 2m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Geminus (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, reminders over 8f out, soon pushed along, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 22l behind Mina's Boy (8-12) at Beverley 2m 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
If What And Maybe 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge from 4f out until 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 22l behind Captain Bellamy (9-7) at Southwell 2m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Kie (IRE) (9-1) 6th of 8, 12l behind Unknown 1st (9-1) at Rome(ITY) 7f 3yo mdn gd in May.