DESERT FORCE was sent off a short-priced favourite on his debut at Ascot last month but faded inside the final furlong and only beat one home. Expect Richard Hannon's colt to leave that form a long way behind here and he can recoup losses. Harlequin Striker has been placed three times in a row over this course and distance and is getting closer. He had Lysander The Greek behind last time and is by Bahamian Bounty, as are newcomers Awjab and Code Red, but Twilight Son is a more interesting debutant being by Kyllachy out of a mare that's already produced three winners for Henry Candy. Little Riggs and Oriental Splendour should both improve from their initial run.
Awjab (IRE) Bahamian Bounty gelding out of Applause.
Code Red Bahamian Bounty colt out of Just Devine.
Desert Force 5-4fav (9-0) Prominent, effort over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 5, 5l behind Growl (9-0) at Ascot 6f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Jul.
Harlequin Striker (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) Led narrowly, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Plymouth Sound (9-5) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Little Riggs 66-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, no chance with leading trio over 1f out, lost modest 4th close home, 5th of 13, 5l behind Typhoon Season (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Lysander The Greek 11-4 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no extra final 75 yards, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Plymouth Sound (9-5) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Oriental Splendour (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 7l behind Ticks The Boxes (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Tansfeeq 4-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in touch, headway over 3f out to chase leaders, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 11l behind Archie (9-0) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jun.
Twilight Son Kyllachy colt out of Twilight Mistress.
Hound Music 6-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 7th of 12, 6l behind Alonsoa (9-0) at Newbury 7f mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Shaw Ting Winker Watson filly out of Shawhill.