Jay Bee Blue is creeping up the weights, despite not winning, but Cam Hardie rode the winner of a valuable handicap at Sandown on Saturday and should get a tune out of Sean Curran's charge. Putin has been a lot more consistent this year but has managed just one win in 40 previous runs on Turf. Sarangoo is back on a winning mark, as is Jontleman, and neither can be ruled out but ATLANTIS CROSSING was only beaten a neck under Nathan Alison over course and distance nine days ago and can go one better today.
Jay Bee Blue 11-4fav (9-4) Slowly away, behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, never able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Ladweb (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Sarangoo 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 6l behind Jaladee (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Jontleman (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Close up in chasing group, ridden halfway, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Tyfos (10-3) at Leicester 5f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Dominium (USA) 10-1 (9-2) Steaied and awkward leaving stalls, held up in last pair, headway on inside well over 1f out, ridden in 4th over 1f out, one pace no impression inside final furlong, lost 2 places nearing finish, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Gravitational (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Someone's Darling 25-1 (8-12) Led 1f, remained prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 5l behind Ex Ex (9-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Putin (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Led main group racing on near side, chased winner racing on far side throughout, hung left to centre of course 3f out, ended towards far side over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Dawn Catcher (9-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Presumido (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 7l behind Ladweb (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Atlantis Crossing (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and soon in touch, headway when not clear run over 1f out and switched right, edged left and stayed on into 2nd final 100 yards, closed on winner, always held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Intomist (9-5) at Windsor 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Ray of Joy 8-1 (9-7) In touch in 5th, headway on outside 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Almanack (9-2) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Blazing Knight (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, last of 6, 8l behind Avonmore Star (9-5) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Night Trade (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Towards rear far side, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 16, 7l behind Euroquip Boy (8-13) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.