RAFEEJ is likely to prove a warm order. Mark Johnston's colt finished a close-up fourth to Mince in a higher-grade sprint at Newmarket last time and, with further progress on the cards, he could turn out the one to beat. Chester winner All Or Nothin and Southwell scorer Orders From Rome have more to do in this company but Springinmystep was third in a similar event over C&D in April and could figure. Half A Billion arrives in good form but Chooseday makes more appeal as he's overdue another win and ran well at Ripon last week.
Rafeej 20-1 (8-10) Led 1f, tracked leader, led again over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, ran on, 4th of 16, 3/4l behind Mince (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Springinmystep (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Led, took keen hold, headed 2f out, weakened and not much room over 1f out, last of 8, 12l behind Galician (9-4) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Waseem Faris (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Decision By One (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo stk 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Orders From Rome (IRE) Evensfav (8-10) Held up in touch, headway to challenge halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon edged left, ran on, won at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs in May beating Demora (8-10) by 1l, 8 ran.
Chooseday (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, no impression, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Takealookatmenow (8-8) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Half A Billion (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Led, headed over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Xinbama (9-1) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Whisky Bravo 20-1 (9-1) Towards rear on outer, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Galician (9-4) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
All Or Nothin (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Made all, ridden and ran on final furlong, won at Chester 6f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May beating Taizong (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Right Result (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 14, 13l behind Laffan (8-8) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.