A fairly small field, but one which possesses some in form individuals, and FASTNET ROCK, impressive at Ripon recently, can get the better of Full Speed and Bullet Man. Full Speed is fairly unexposed and won in nice style on his seasonal debut at Chester, only having to be pushed out to score. He is progressive, has not been harshly punished, and can go close. Bullet Man was backed heavily when winning at Newmarket, and he has been raised 5lbs for that win. He is clearly coming to hand after earlier disappointments, and is respected. Fastnet Rock grabbed the race by the scruff of the neck at Ripon to win emphatically, and has been lifted 6lbs as a consequence. However, he has won over the course and distance, and clearly relishes fast ground, and Fastnet Rock can make the most of the weight he receives here.
William Blake 9-1 (8-13) Tracked leader to 7f out, prominent, 3rd straight, effort 2f out, carried right from over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not quite pace to challenge, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Seeking The Buck (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp (2) gd.
Full Speed (GER) 15-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, raced keenly, went 2nd after 2f, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating I'm In The Pink (8-11) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Bullet Man (USA) 15-8fav (8-13) Made virtually all, set steady pace, quickened over 3f out, ran on final furlong (hand timed), won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May beating Baylini (8-13) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Capable Guest (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never troubled leaders, 7th of 20, 8l behind Kavachi (9-2) at York 1m 1f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Amanda Carter 14-1 (8-4) Towards rear, effort over 3f out, weakened final 2f, 8th of 9, 31l behind Allied Powers (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 4f (1) gd in May.
Persian Peril 6-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, led 3f out, ridden and hung left from over 2f out, soon in command, won at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in May beating Taikoo (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Templetuohy Max (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Chased leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Alsace Lorraine (9-4) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Jeer (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Never Ending Tale (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Fastnet Storm (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, stayed on well, won at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Sign Of Approval (8-11) by 3l, 8 ran.