It doesn't get any easier with 20 largely unexposed two-year-olds thundering down the sprint course. Several are making their handicap debuts and a trio are carrying penalties for recent victories. Prize Exhibit, Izzthatright and FELIX LEITER are the ones saddled with an extra 6lb but the latter looks more than capable of coping on the evidence of his latest five-length win at Nottingham and he's taken to complete the hat-trick. Dangers abound everywhere, however, with Burnt Sugar, Terentum Star and Roossey all expected to be thereabouts. Polarisation should improve on what he's shown so far while Mattmu and Kibaar are closely matched on Chester running. Dark Profit is still a maiden but doesn't look badly treated on his latest third at Goodwood.
Mattmu 7-2 (9-1) Chased leader, led 2f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Chester 6f 2yo stks (2) gs beating Kibaar (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Kibaar 13-2 (9-1) Steadied start, held up in rear but in touch, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, never a threat, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Mattmu (9-1) at Chester 6f 2yo stks (2) gs.
Prize Exhibit 5-1 (8-13) In rear and intouch, went 3rd over 3f out, chased leader over 1f out, soon led and clear, eased towards finish, won at Nottingham 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gd beating George Dryden (9-7) by 9l, 5 ran.
Midterm Break (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Chased leaders until lost place quickly halfway, never on terms after, 14th of 24, 13l behind Tiggy Wiggy (9-1) at Newbury 5f 2yo auc (2) gd in Jul.
Geordie George (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, 3rd and not pace of leading duo over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Osaila (8-9) at Doncaster 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jul.
Izzthatright (IRE) 13-8fav (9-2) Made all, kicked clear inside final 3f, eased towards finish, won at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Madamoiselle Bond (8-10) by 7l, 7 ran.
Burnt Sugar (IRE) 1-8fav (9-5) Soon led, driven clear over 1f out, very easily, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol beating Zipedeedodah (9-5) by 6l, 5 ran.
Denzille Lane (IRE) 7-4fav (9-7) Taken to post early, in touch, effort and switched 2f out, soon ridden and kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 6l behind Vimy Ridge (9-1) at Thirsk 6f 2yo hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Mignolino (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Pushed along from stalls to chase leader after 1f until halfway, stayed chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 10l behind Baitha Alga (9-1) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Teruntum Star (FR) 10-11fav (8-11) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Fendale (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (3) gd.
Thecornishassassin 6-4 (9-2) Led, kicked on 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra in closing stages and caught final strides, 2nd of 5, hd behind Jargon (9-2) at Lingfield 7f 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Jul.
Roossey (IRE) 10-11fav (9-5) Close up led over 1f out, just held on, driven out, won at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating Grand Beauty (9-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Polarisation 5-6fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, soon ridden, ran on well, clear inside final furlong, won at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul beating Baron Spikey (9-5) by 4l, 6 ran.
Burtonwood 5-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 8l behind When Will It End (8-10) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Typhoon Season 11-8fav (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed laong over 2f out, challenging when left in narrow lead over 1f out, stayed on to assert final 100 yards, won at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul beating Ghost Cat (9-5) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Felix Leiter 4-1 (9-7) Close up center group, ridden to lead over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, won at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gs beating Indian Champ (8-10) by 5l, 10 ran.
Dark Profit (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, just failed for 2nd, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Misleading (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Jul.
Majestic Hero (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Raced far side, in touch, pushed along and off the pace 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace of leaders near side, 14th of 24, 10l behind Hootenanny (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Jun.
Kingsbridge 5-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, lost place 2f out, not much room over 1f out, 7th of 8, 9l behind Louie de Palma (8-10) at Ascot 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Uptight (FR) 9-2 (9-5) Dwelt tracked leader after 1f out, led and hung left over 2f out, pushed clear, won at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Giannizzero (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.