Both Dialogue and Jontleman finished runner-up on their latest outings, though the latter's run at Lingfield looks superior form. Whispered Times won here in April and has since gone close again. Collateral form has him closely matched with NO QUARTER but the latter is just preferred having scored over track and trip in May and being seemingly better drawn than the former. My New Angel and Whipphound are others to consider back over 7f in an open affair.
Sardanapalus 11-1 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, no headway, 8th of 11, 12l behind Verse Of Love (10-2) at Chester 1m ldy hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Bunce (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Anticipated start and hit gate, slowly away, in rear, headway over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 7th of 12, 7l behind Border Bandit (8-10) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Dialogue 8-1 (9-7) Dwelt, in rear, headway 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Just The Tonic (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Jontleman (IRE) 11-10fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, every chance approaching final furlong, soon ridden, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 5, nk behind Bright Glow (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.
Whispered Times (USA) 12-1 (9-13) Held up, hampered over 5f out, headway over 2f out weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 12l behind Idyllic Star (9-2) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
No Quarter (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, one pace and no impression on front pair from over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Just Paul (8-2) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
My New Angel (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Held up towards rear in touch, headway over 2f out, switched outside over 1f out, soon ridden and flashed tail, stayed on to chase leading pair final 75 yards, no impression, 3rd of 8, 3l behind McMonagle (9-5) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Whipphound 5-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Burren View Lady (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.