After a successful debut, Bossy Guest was beaten in a pair of Group 2's before landing a conditions event at Newmarket. That sort of form should get him into the frame. Izzthatright has progressed from a seller to landing two nurseries and deserves this step-up in grade, especially after winning by 7l at Catterick. EXPLOSIVE LADY (NAP) made a sparkling debut at Nottingham and attracted some support in a Group 3 at Ascot. She couldn't quite cope with the front pair but the fourth, who had won her previous race, has scored again so the form looks strong enough for this. Dark Reckoning has really found her form and is better off with Prince Bonnaire despite beating him over this track and trip last weekend. Adulation didn't appear to enjoy the soft ground when disappointing in a Listed contest in France after an easy victory at Catterick.
Bossy Guest (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Keen, set steady pace, quickened halfway, ridden when joined inside final furlong, headed briefly, ran on gamely, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo stks (3) gf in Jul beating Portamento (9-5) by nk, 6 ran.
Izzthatright (IRE) 13-8fav (9-2) Made all, kicked clear inside final 3f, eased towards finish, won at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Madamoiselle Bond (8-10) by 7l, 7 ran.
Prince Bonnaire 7-1 (9-3) Led, hard driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 5, nk behind Dark Reckoning (9-0) at Ripon 6f 2yo stk (3) gd.
Adulation (IRE) (8-10) 5th of 8, 7l behind Kenouska (8-10) at Vichy(FR) 5f 2yo lst stk sft in Jul.
Dark Reckoning 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Ripon 6f 2yo stk (3) gd beating Prince Bonnaire (9-3) by nk, 5 ran.
Explosive Lady (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up in last pair, headway when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Osaila (9-0) at Ascot 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Shamrock Sheila (IRE) 16-1 (7-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 8, shd behind Miss Mullberry (8-13) at Thirsk 5f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs.