A trappy contest with many class droppers but CROWN is our idea of the winner with Bikini Babe and Lady Springbank others worthy of note. Richard Hannon's charge is stepping up in trip today but she looks an entirely genuine individual and having kept on stoutly over six furlongs when outclassed at Royal Ascot, she is likely to find life a little easier today. Bikini Babe has plenty of speed and a fair degree of stamina. The daughter of Montjeu defied market weakness to make all in a maiden at this track last month. Lady Springbank has taken on some useful Northern types in the past. The benefit of hindsight may tell us that she had no chance of accounting for Rose Blossom in a Novice stakes at Haydock last time out. Gallic Star had been sent off favourite for a maiden at Newmarket and while disappointing on that day, she repaid the confidence next time out at Leicester. Paul Cole looks to have a good crop of juveniles so don¿t rule out Mistic Magic too readily. Mudaaraah is on a recovery mission having flopped when favourite for a listed race at Newmarket. The race of the day and Crown can make experience count.
Bahati (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Ran green and chased leader, shaken up and led 2f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Newbury 6f fll mdn stks (5) gf in May beating Silver Symphony (8-6) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Bikini Babe (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Prominent, led halfway, headed over 2f out, soon faded, 9th of 16, 21l behind Big Audio (9-3) at Royal Ascot 7f 2yo lst stk (1) gf in Jun.
Crown (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 7l behind Misheer (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd.
Gallic Star (IRE) 7-4 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to chase leader entering final furlong, edged right and led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Leicester 6f 2yo stks (4) gf in Jun beating Bella Swan (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Lady Springbank (IRE) 9-4 (9-3) Chased leading pair, ridden over 2f out, beaten over 1f out, 3rd of 4, 9l behind Rose Blossom (8-12) at Haydock 6f nov fll stk (4) fm.
Middle Club 7-2 (9-0) In touch, headway to chase leader over 2f out, hard driven over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led near finish, won at Newbury 7f 2yo stks (4) gf beating Secret Queen (9-0) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Mistic Magic (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Prominent, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Newbury 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Jun beating Secret Queen (9-0) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Mudaaraah 2-1fav (8-12) Switched right soon after start, in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Jira (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo lst fll (1) gd in Jun.