MADAME VESTRIS has a magnificent pedigree being a daughter of Galileo out of a Prix Vermeille winner. She didn't have too much to do to land her maiden over 1m4f at Leicester but there looked much more to come and she can complete the double. Argent Knight is the only distance winner in the line-up and also finished runner-up over the track and trip in May though he's looking a bit exposed on this mark. Dali's Lover hasn't been beaten far on his two latest starts but ran poorly on his only start over tonight's trip while Magika could have done without going up 1lb for finishing third in a similar grade handicap at Newmarket.
Argent Knight 10-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, not much room over 2f out, soon hampered, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Great Hall (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Enaitch (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along and well held when hampered over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 8l behind Great Hall (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Dali's Lover (IRE) 3-1 (8-10) Tracked leading pair on inside, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, eased in closing stages, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Muthmera (9-3) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Madame Vestris (IRE) 11-4 (8-5) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Leicester 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun beating Battalion (8-10) by nk, 4 ran.
Bursledon (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Soon led, driven over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 8l behind Chesterfield (9-6) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Montjess (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Led, joined 2f out, kept slight lead until headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace in closing stages, lost 3rd post, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Choral Festival (10-0) at Windsor 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gf.
Magika 8-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, took closer order halfway, every chance over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Special Meaning (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Halling's Wish 25-1 (8-8) Took keen hold in touch, ridden over 1f out, plugged on to modest 3rd near finish, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Pivotal Silence (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.