ROYAL MEZYAN stands out in this. A runner-up over track and trip before finishing a respectable sixth in the Norfolk Stakes at Ascot, a repeat of either of those efforts would make him hard to beat. Deeds Not Words took a big step forward with a second at Windsor last time though he'll need to improve again to get the better of the once-raced Birkacre, third at Catterick on her debut. Bounty Girl should also go well and Gimcrack entry Noble Asset cost £155,000 as two-year-old so is worth a second glance in the betting.
Deeds Not Words (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Prominent, led 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Rizal Park (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Dream Sika (IRE) 2-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, led on rail, hung left off rail over 2f out, continued to hang badly left and headed over 1f out, weakened and eased final furlong, 7th of 11, 16l behind Hiking (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
My Boy Bob 10-1 (9-5) Behind, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 15, 24l behind Rufford (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) gf in Jun.
Noble Asset Compton Place colt out of Chance For Romance.
Royal Mezyan (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) In touch, pushed along and headway halfway, chased leaders 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind No Nay Never (9-1) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Birkacre (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Bumped start, close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Madagascar Moll (9-0) at Catterick 5f 2yo stks (5) gf.
Bounty Girl (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Tweety Pie (8-11) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Trinity River 33-1 (8-11) Took keen hold early, held up in touch, headway 2f out, soon ran green, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, kept on in closing stages, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Chutney (9-0) at Salisbury 5f 2yo stks (4) gf in Jun.