CROWN PROSECUTOR didn't show his true ability at Goodwood and can bounce back today. In a rough renewal of the Vintage Stakes Brian Meehan's colt was buffeted around before stumbling but he wasn't knocked about after and with the stable in grand form we are likely to see better today. Opposing any Richard Hannon two-year-old is dangerous especially as Casual Glimpse is now stepped up in grade and there are many other options in the yard that could have come here, whilst Approve was just ahead of him at Epsom in June but has improved since. Dubawi Gold and Sir Reginald both remain capable of better. Super Sprint hero Temple Meads shapes as if he will relish this longer trip (and his trainer has always felt he would), and along with Shropshire and Gold Pearl (whose form reads excellently) helps make this a fantastic renewal.
Approve (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Irish Field (9-2) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 5f Grp 2 (1) gs in Jul.
Formosina (IRE) 11-8fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 6, 3 1/2l behind King Torus (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Casual Glimpse 7-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, progress over 1f out, quickened up to lead inside final furlong, ran on, idled near finish, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo stks (2) gf in Jul beating Lord Of The Stars (9-1) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Crown Prosecutor (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Took keen hold and raced awkwardly on inside in last trio, not much room and hampered 5f out, switched left over 3f out, chased winner inside final 2f, no impression when hung right final furlong, lost 2nd and weakened final 100 yards, 6th of 7, 9l behind King Torus (9-3) at Goodwood 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul.
Dubawi Gold 8-1 (9-1) Dwelt, soon recovered to chase leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, soon ridden and beaten, 10th of 12, 7l behind Approve (9-1) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Gold Pearl (USA) 5-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, won at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf beating Invincible Ridge (9-3) by nk, 14 ran.
Move In Time 22-1 (8-6) Close up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong to 3rd close home, 3rd of 24, 1 1/2l behind Temple Meads (8-6) at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) gd in Jul.
Premier Clarets (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Toolain (9-2) at Ascot 7f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Jul.
Shropshire (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Dwelt, headway over 4f out, switched left over 2f out, led 1f out, ran on well, easily, won at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul beating Lexi's Hero (9-3) by 4l, 13 ran.
Sir Reginald 5-1 (9-0) Led on stands side rail, hard ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened soon after, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Al Aasifh (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Jul.
Temple Meads 5-1 (8-6) In touch far side, good headway halfway, chased leader well over 1f out, ran on well to lead final 100 yards, readily, won at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) gd in Jul beating Bold Bidder (7-13) by 1l, 24 ran.
Trade Storm 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, pushed into lead 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on well, won at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun beating Dortmund (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.