Noble Deed will be fancied to go close on his handicap bow having won over track and trip last time. A bold bid looks likely but ROBOT BOY is just preferred. He had Huntsmans Close well behind when finding only one too good at Haydock and the third placed horse has since franked the form with a win. Miss Diva posted a better effort at Goodwood last time and should be in the mix but the normally consistent Alcando was way below par on his reappearance and may need more time. Laudation looks up against it on this company.
Alcando (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 15, 16l behind Shahdaroba (8-10) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Miss Diva 33-1 (9-2) Chased leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Extrasolar (9-2) at Goodwood 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Robot Boy (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Shore Step (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Huntsmans Close 6-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 12l behind Shore Step (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Noble Deed 11-4fav (9-4) Tracked leader, challenged over 1f out, ridden to lead narrowly 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, just held on, won at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) gf beating Realize (9-4) by nk, 8 ran.
Laudation 15-2 (8-13) Dwelt and awkwardly away, soon ridden along and in touch in centre after 1f, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 15l behind Hartwright (9-2) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.