Bridgehampton is only 5lb higher than when scoring over the course and distance a year ago but a long absence isn't a help in a race where so many are in form. ENGLISH SUMMER will relish the trip having found 1m4f too short at Haydock where he was staying on strongly at the finish. He's 2lb lower here and Silvestre De Sousa can steer him home. Porcini made all for a comfortable success over 1m5f at Newmarket and though 5lb higher must be respected under regular pilot William Carson. Into The Wind would be suited by some give and if the expected rain arrives she will be a threat from her lowly spot in the handicap.
Spice Fair 14-1 (8-11) Steadied start, held up last, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Dark Ranger (8-9) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-90) (3) pol.
English Summer 16-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, never near leaders, 4th of 7, 6l behind Chancery (8-12) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Porcini 8-1 (9-7) Made all, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, ran on gamely, won at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Flashman (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Cosimo De Medici 10-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and soon in touch, pushed along over 3f out, weakened inside final 2f, 8th of 11, 10l behind Dark Ranger (8-9) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-90) (3) pol.
Good Boy Jackson 9-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, went centre and led this group 8f out until over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 14l behind Greek War (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun '12.
Bridgehampton 13-8fav (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, driven and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Courtesy Call (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Admirable Duque (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 39l behind Porcini (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Into The Wind 9-1 (9-7) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway on outside 5f out, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Chapter Five (9-1) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.