Reflation is a half-brother to a Polytrack winner so conditions may be testing enough for him here. Aces and EL FENIX are interesting newcomers, however, the latter being partnered by Ryan Moore for father Gary. The colt's half-brother won on his two-year-old debut and he has entries in a couple of value sales races in the autumn so could be above average. Lackaday's close second over course and distance last week appears to best form of those with experience, though Nottingham third Bridgekeeper has scope. Skate looks as though he'll do better over further.
Aces (IRE) Dark Angel colt out of Cute Ass.
Bridgekeeper 20-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Uptight (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
El Fenix (IRE) Lope De Vega colt out of Woodmaven.
Herecomestheband Bertolini colt out of Green Supreme.
Kingston Sassafras Halling colt out of Kingston Acacia.
Lackaday 5-1 (9-5) Chased leaders far side, chasing winner and about 1 length down when badly hampered on far rail over 1f out, rallied into 2nd and switched right inside final furlong, stayed on well in closing stages, just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Steal The Scene (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Manofmanytalents 66-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, went 4th 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Cool Strutter (9-5) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Reflation Stimulation colt out of Miss Poppy.
Retro Valley (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced and beaten, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Spring Loaded (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Skate 5-2fav (9-5) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace in narrow 2nd inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Speedy Move (9-5) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Romance Story 3-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 9l behind Supreme Occasion (9-0) at Thirsk 7f mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Royal Rettie Royal Applause filly out of Bended Knee.