Halation's form figures read well but he does look on a high enough mark for what he's achieved and CRAFTSMANSHIP is preferred. Robert Eddery has his string in good nick and his son of Mastercraftsman followed up a convincing Nottingham victory with a more than respectable third next time up on good to firm at Newbury, staying on well to be beaten less than a length. Those efforts represented a major improvement on what had gone before and hopefully he'll sustain that progress. Biotic looks dangerous despite being 1lb out of the weights, whilst Carthage, Zerfaal and Master Of The World are supplied with first-time headgear, all having not been at their best when last seen but with claims on their respective previous bests.
Master The World (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 7l behind Golden Town (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Halation (IRE) 9-4fav (9-2) Held up in last pair in touch, headway 2f out, switched inside over 1f out, led entering final furlong, driven out, held on near finish, won at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Erroneous (9-1) by nk, 6 ran.
Zerfaal 4-1 (9-2) Mid-division, driven on outside and no impression over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 7th of 10, 18l behind Sea Defence (8-13) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Carthage (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 10, 9l behind New Story (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Bowie Boy (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Raced wide mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 14, 9l behind Brown Eyed Honey (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Craftsmanship (FR) 10-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, hampered well over 1f out, soon close up, stayed on, held towards finish, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Know Your Name (9-2) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Betty Bere (FR) 6-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Fray (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Biotic 5-1fav (9-0) Broke well, soon restrained in touch, headway over 1f out, ran on to lead post, won at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating White Russian (9-0) by ns, 14 ran.