KINGSGATE CHOICE is preferred here to Danny's Choice and Humidor in a competitive three-year-old sprint. John Best's Choisir colt has won two of his four starts, most recently at Ffos Las when beating Six Diamonds comfortably. He has a 7lb higher mark to contend with today but he looks to be progressing well and with the ground in his favour he should go close. Danny's Choice represents a yard in good nick and this filly shaped as if she has trained on when fourth to Ghostwing at Chester, Lucky Mellor goes without blinkers on his first turf start, whilst Ignatieff is consistent but may now be high enough in the weights as a result. Leleyf has a little to find with him on their run here behind Russian Rock, La Fortunata is consistent but ultimately hard to win with, whilst the same may have been levelled at Humidor before his Doncaster maiden victory last month; he is open to improvement. Not an easy race to call but the most progressive runner looks to be Kingsgate Choice.
Danny's Choice 12-1 (9-4) Slight lead on outside, ridden and headed over 1f out,stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Ghostwing (9-2) at Chepstow 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Kingsgate Choice (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Dwelt, soon close up, eased out halfway, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Ffos Las 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May beating Six Diamonds (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Lucky Mellor 2-1fav (9-2) In rear, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on, never going pace of leaders, 4th of 8, 5l behind Love Delta (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.
Ignatieff (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Good speed to soon lead on rail, ridden and edged left over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Russian Rock (9-4) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
The Strig 14-1 (9-1) Raced alone towards centre, disputed lead until overall leader over 1f out, ridden and soon huhg left, 2 lengths clear 1f out, ran on, headed post, 2nd of 6, shd behind Tom Folan (8-5) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Humidor (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, led going well over 2f out, strongly pressed and driven final furlong, just held on, all out, won at Doncaster 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf in May beating Bilash (9-3) by shd, 10 ran.
La Fortunata 15-8 (8-12) Led, still 3 lengths clear 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, caught near finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Chat De La Burg (9-3) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Leleyf (IRE) 11-2 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to reach leading duo, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Russian Rock (9-4) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Sophie's Beau (USA) 10-1 (8-13) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 15l behind Maoi Chinn Tire (9-0) at Leicester 7f 3yo clm (6) gd.