This is a decent little nursery and DENZILLE LANE can gain due reward for a couple of smart performances in better company. Far from disgraced in the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot, Mark Johnston's colt stepped up in trip at York and was only headed in the shadow of the post. The handicapper's decision to put him up for that near miss seems a little spiteful but the colt can make his class count. The assessor has to take a guess with regard to the value of Punk Rocker's win at Doncaster. Michael Dods' colt ran particularly green on that occasion so the market will tell us if an official rating of 74 is fair or not. Richard Fahey has three entries and Vimy Ridge looked useful when recording a victory at Musselburgh over 5f. He didn't help himself on his most recent outing at Newcastle by hanging left though Jack Garritty's 5lb claim should make him competitive.
Denzille Lane (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, ran on, just failed, 2nd of 8, ns behind Kibaar (8-13) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gf.
Vimy Ridge 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Aktabantay (9-0) at Newcastle 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jun.
Miami Carousel (IRE) Evensfav (9-5) Keen, pressed winner, ridden and not much room from over 1f out, unable to quicken, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 6, 1l behind Izzthatright (9-7) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf.
Johnny B Goode (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Close up, effort to press leaders over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Magical Memory (9-2) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Perardua 7-2 (8-13) Took keen hold, prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind No One Knows (8-13) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp (4) sft.
Punk Rocker (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in touch, headway near side over 2f out, switched left 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, stayed on to lead close home, won at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd beating Pivot Point (9-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Atreus 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Mrs Biggs (8-11) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.