Fast Dancer had to concede weight all round due to his sales price at Ripon last time but ran a fine race behind Marsh Pride, who was receiving 7lb, with the remainder a long way behind. GRENADE has run two very good races on soft ground over 7f and, in receipt of 5lb from Fast Dancer, can come good at the fourth time of asking. Wet Sail stayed on nicely on similar ground to this at Windsor and is the type to improve while Entente appeared to find 7f just too far here a couple of weeks ago. Lackaday's close second to Steal The Scene at Windsor puts him right in the picture though he didn't run as well there next time.
Fast Dancer (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Led stand stand side group and overall leader, set strong pace, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Marsh Pride (8-10) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
King Jerry (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway on far rail and switched right to avoid injured horse over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went modest 4th close home, 4th of 13, 5l behind Typhoon Season (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Master Zephyr 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up in last trio, green and edging right when switched left over 2f out, no real progress, 5th of 8, 9l behind Latharnach (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Overlord 14-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 13l behind Sharp Sailor (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Wet Sail (USA) 4-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, chased leaders, one pace when switched right over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Steal The Scene (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Entente 12-1 (8-13) Took keen hold tracking leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Sister Of Mercy (8-8) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Indian Joe 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 12l behind Heaven's Secret (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6).
Lackaday 5-1 (9-5) Raced wide close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Aces (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Almoqatel (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Behind, soon outpaced, never a factor, 9th of 11, 15l behind Invincible Gold (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Cartmell Cleave 10-1 (8-13) Dwelt towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind The Dapper Tapper (8-13) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jul.
Exoplanet Blue 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, last pair, never on terms, 9th of 11, 13l behind Vesnina (9-0) at Newbury 6f mdn (4) gs.
Grenade 10-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Bizzario (9-0) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gs.
Constant Applause Showcasing colt out of Never Away.
Hard To Handel Stimulation gelding out of Melody Maker.
Russian Radiance Paco Boy filly out of Russian Ruby.
Ickymasho 3-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Some Show (8-9) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.