MORPHEUS is progressing at a rate of knots and looks capable of winning from higher marks than this. He followed his Nottingham maiden victory with a narrow success on his handicap debut at Ascot where he would have won much more easily with a clear run. Sea Shanty completed a hat-trick in the spring and has competed with distinction at a higher level in his two latest starts so it will be a surprise if he's not involved. Richard Hughes takes the ride and his mount should prove better than stablemate Beedee. So Beloved found Ascot's Britannia Handicap too much for him after his Haydock success and this is more his level but Flashlight has never won on Turf.
Sea Shanty (USA) 10-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 15, 8l behind Maputo (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
So Beloved 16-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and no impression when hung right over 1f out, weakening when hampered final 100 yards, 12th of 27, 7l behind Roca Tumu (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Beedee 8-1 (9-3) Held up last, pushed along 3f out, stayed on to modest 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Ehtedaam (9-10) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Granell (IRE) 9-4fav (9-6) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, one pace thereafter, 4th of 9, 5l behind Monsieur Rieussec (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Lizzie Tudor 11-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Indignant (9-1) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Morpheus 2-1fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on to lead post, won at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Stableford (9-2) by ns, 7 ran.
George Cinq 11-4fav (9-7) Held up in last trio, headway on wide outside 2f out, soon driven, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 7l behind Ogbourne Downs (9-2) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Flashlight (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Silverheels (9-11) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Ogbourne Downs 2-1fav (8-9) Tracked leaders in 5th, pushed along 3f out, driven disputing 3rd inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Love Marmalade (8-2) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Starlight Symphony (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Stumbled start, tracked leaders, effort on outside over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, kept on, won at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Easter Diva (9-8) by shd, 7 ran.