Richard Fahey won this a year ago with the long odds-on Sir Reginald but this is much more competitive. The well-connected SWISS SPIRIT was strongly supported to make a winning debut at Newmarket and very nearly succeeded, only finding Democretes too strong after running a little green at the furlong pole. It will take a good effort to lower his colours here. Verse Of Love, who wasn't far behind, had the advantage of an earlier run and appears unlikely to reverse the form. Dicky Mint came up against a nice type in Parc De Launay at Ripon and should improve again while Richard Fahey's very speedily-bred Ventura Spirit could prove best of the newcomers.
All Or Nothin (IRE) Majestic Missile colt out of Lady Peculiar.
Dicky Mint 17-2 (9-0) With leader, effort over 1f out, kept on under pressure, not pace of winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Parc de Launay (9-3) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Discression Indesatchel colt out of Night Gypsy.
Dutch Heritage Dutch Art colt out of Starstone.
Hamis Al Bin (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 7l behind Trumpet Major (9-3) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Swiss Spirit 4-1 (9-3) Close up near stands' rail, switched right over 2f out, switched sharply right again over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 14, nk behind Democretes (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Ventura Spirit Royal Applause colt out of Jalissa.
Verse Of Love 25-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Democretes (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Bedlam Auction House filly out of Frantic.
Sinai (IRE) Moss Vale filly out of Ten Commandments.