His style of racing suggests that LEXI'S HERO can come good now dropped in trip today to this stiff 5f, while Novalist and Jack Smudge can go well. The last-named made a promising debut at Ayr over 6f and should be able to build on that and has definite claims here. It is a similar story for Novalist, who has put in four decent efforts so far, though perhaps there may be less room for improvement with him. Christine's Gold is related to juvenile sprinting success and money for Eric Alston's filly would probably be significant, though with some very solid form on the board and his prominent style of racing, Lexi's Hero is preferred.
Cheylesmore (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear and outpaced, last of 5, 14l behind Remotelinx (9-3) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Icy Blue 22-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, last of 6, 9l behind Ingleby Exceed (8-12) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn (5) fm in Jul.
Jack Smudge 66-1 (9-3) Went left start, chased leaders, ridden and every chance when hung left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Bahamian Sunset (8-12) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul.
Lexi's Hero (IRE) 4-6fav (9-1) Led, ridden 1f out, headed last 100 yards, no extra, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Rhythm Of Light (8-4) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Jul.
Novalist 4-1 (8-2) Led until over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Katell (8-11) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Podgies Boy (IRE) Statue Of Liberty colt out of Lake Victoria.
Reachtothestars (USA) 9-4fav (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, not much room just over 1f out, switched right, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 9l behind Marine Commando (9-3) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in May.
Christine's Gold (IRE) Acclamation filly out of Twinberry.
Rhal (IRE) Rahy filly out of Queen Of Stars.
Silver Angel (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Dwelt, keen in touch after 2f, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 12l behind Majestic Dream (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.