This looks a bit of a shocker but Bentons Lad did finish ahead of Major Rowan when second to Kirkman over 2m at Beverley, though was still beaten six lengths. SOIREE D'ETE wouldn't be the first Sir Mark Prescott three-year-old to benefit from a big step up in trip so gets the vote on that basis ahead of Modify, who was sent off favourite at Nottingham eight days ago. Two B's and Crakehall Lad are both eased in grade but haven't shown a great deal this year.
Two B's 7-1 (8-7) Always in rear, ridden and struggling 4f out, tailed off, last of 7, 24l behind Opera Fan (8-11) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Crakehall Lad (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) In rear, outpaced 4f out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 14l behind Emerahldz (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Petite Madame (IRE) 50-1 (8-2) Steadeid start, held up in last pair, never involved, 9th of 11, 20l behind Chivers (9-0) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Bentons Lad 8-1 (8-10) In touch, headway to go 3rd 3f out, kept on to chase clear winner inside final furlong, no threat, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Kirkman (9-7) at Beverley 2m 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Modify 3-1fav (8-5) Prominent, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression on winner and lost 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Oracle Boy (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Soiree D'ete 9-4 (8-12) Led early, tracked leading pair, smooth headway and every chance 2f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, no extra and lost 3rd final 110 yards, 4th of 5, 7l behind Cameley Dawn (9-2) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Major Rowan 8-1 (8-5) Slowly away held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, late headway entering final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 10, 8l behind Kirkman (9-7) at Beverley 2m 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Little Bruv 8-1 (8-8) Chased leading trio, weakened over 6f out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Moving Waves (9-4) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.