Eagle Rock has been consistent around here in the past and Tom Tate's six-year-old should be a popular having gone in again at Doncaster last month. RHOMBUS takes a step up in trip this afternoon, and with his yard in form, and placed efforts at Ascot and Goodwood fresh in the memory, we fancy him to make his class count. Teak failed to follow up victory in a staying event at Pontefract and is tried in a visor for the first time. Cloudy Spirit finished behind him on that occasion, but Andrew Hollinshead's mare was having her first run of the campaign and the handicapper has subsequently dropped her 3lb since. Caledonia and Hot Spice were ready winners in lesser grade and they now attempt a repeat against significantly better opposition. Great Fighter is relatively unexposed though the Wolverhampton maiden winner hasn't yet been able to translate his form to Turf.
Rhombus (IRE) 5-1fav (9-7) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to press leaders 2f out, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Number One London (8-9) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Gabrial's King (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Held up last, never figured, 13th of 19, 22l behind Domination (9-7) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jun.
Eagle Rock (IRE) 13-8 (9-7) Led, pushed along over 3f out, headed over 1f out, regained 1f out, kept on and just held on close home, won at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Hallstatt (8-1) by hd, 4 ran.
Agreement (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) In touch, outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened, 16th of 19, 34l behind Angel Gabrial (8-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Brockwell 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leading pair, losing place when hampered over 3f out, rallied on inside and plugged on again final furlong, 9th of 19, 12l behind Domination (9-7) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jun.
Great Fighter 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure, unable to reach winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Lion Beacon (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Nashville (IRE) 15-8fav (9-4) Went right start, led, ridden, edged right and headed over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Kashgar (9-4) at Chester 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Teak (IRE) 2-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, driven over 3f out, soon no impression, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Sunny Future (8-11) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Cloudy Spirit 9-1 (9-8) In rear, ridden over 4f out, never involved, 8th of 11, 16l behind Teak (9-2) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Tappanappa (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Tracked leaders, effort on outer to press leaders over 3f out until ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 13l behind Incendo (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 5f clm stks (6) pol in Mar.
Knightly Escapade 9-2 (8-10) In rear, went 4th over 3f out, 3rd over 2f out, shaken up inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun beating Entihaa (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Caledonia 12-1 (8-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun beating Enchanted Garden (8-6) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Hot Spice 3-1 (9-2) Made all, ridden and clear with second 2f out, ran on, won at Catterick 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Dr Irv (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.