Ryan Moore is an eye-catching jockey booking on SOLEMN so that one gets the vote despite a few reservations while Desert Poppy will be a danger if fit and Riflessione should also be a leading player. A course and distance winner in the past the pick has found just the one too good in his last couple of runs. After the latest of those the handicapper has put up his mark so while that leave a nagging doubt the jockey booking suggests a big run and any market support would be very interesting. Desert Poppy is returning from 234 days away from the racecourse but if reproducing last years form first time up she's bang in with a chance. Riflessione was a pretty comfortable winner on his last run but a 7lbs rise ion his mark looks harsh enough while Steelcut is on form but might just be too high in the weights. Make My Dream and Ocean Blaze have claims after both won last time out but in another open race Solemn gets the call with the champion booked to ride.
Solemn 5-2fav (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Medici Time (9-10) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Equuleus Pictor 17-2 (9-4) Towards rear and soon outpaced, ridden and headway over 1f out,kept on final furlong, no extra towards finish, 8th of 14, 5l behind Hotham (9-11) at York 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Ocean Blaze 8-11fav (9-3) Always prominent, led over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Bath 5f clm stks (6) fm in Jun beating Matterofact (8-9) by 2l, 9 ran.
Steelcut 13-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Captain Coke (8-13) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Riflessione 7-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, held on well driven out, won at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Darcy's Pride (7-11) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Our Piccadilly (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Held up, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Medici Time (9-10) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Make My Dream 13-2 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Avrilo (9-11) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Triple Dream 14-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 7l behind Favourite Girl (9-12) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Desert Poppy (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Valmina (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Green Lagonda (AUS) 11-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, switched left 1f out, effort when rider droped whip inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Highland Harvest (9-8) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.