Mission Approved started odds-on when attempting a hat-trick at Pontefract but was well beaten and that wasn't his form. HOMAGE was also beaten on his hat-trick attempt over this course and distance but couldn't have given much more and the winner, Ashaadd, has won subsequently so Jeremy Noseda's charge gets the nod. Swift Cedar is progressing fast and hasn't been hit too hard in the weights as his victories have been narrow. If the rain arrives as predicted he'll be a major threat to the selection receiving 9lb.
Homage (IRE) 7-4fav (9-2) Close up, ridden to lead inside final furlong, edged right and headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Ashaadd (9-7) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Kyllachy Rise 10-3 (9-1) Took keen hold early, held up in 6th, hampered on inside well over 2f out, headway on rail over 1f out, plugged on same pace inside final furlong, never threatened, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Beach Club (9-5) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Secret Rebel 6-4fav (9-7) Broke well, made all, clear and edged right and eased well inside final furlong, won at Chepstow 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Jimmy Elder (9-5) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
Mission Approved 8-11fav (9-7) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 5, 9l behind Stepping Ahead (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Yourartisonfire 7-2 (8-10) Dwelt in touch in rear, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Ajraam (9-7) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Swift Cedar (IRE) 2-1fav (9-2) Held up in 6th, headway on outside over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, just held on, won at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun beating Bold Prediction (9-2) by nk, 7 ran.