Havana Grey beat Frozen Angel in the National Stakes at Sandown in which Tuesday’s Windsor Castle Stakes winner Sound And Silence finished fourth. He must go on the short-list and Wesley Ward won this in 2013 so Mcerin, impressive at Keeneland before just losing out in a three-way photo finish at Churchill Downs, is also respected. Nine Below Zero, True Blue Moon and Rock of Estonia are all two from two but so is SANTRY. Declan Carroll’s son Of Harbour Watch won a division of the Brocklesby at Doncaster on debut and bettered that effort when defying a penalty in a novice event at York when beating subsequent Catterick winner Consequences and It Dont Come Easy, who broke the two-year-old course record next time at Musselburgh. Cardsharp was second in the Woodcote at Epsom before winning a valuable prize at Beverley but might get taken off his feet on today’s going.
Billy Dylan (IRE) 11-8fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon held up in mid-divsion, headway chasing leaders and hung left over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon hung left, ran on well, won at Brighton 5f stks (5) gs in Jun beating Bath And Tennis (8-11) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Cardsharp 6-4fav (9-0) Made all, driven over 1f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Beverley 5f stks (2) gs in Jun beating Rufus King (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Consequences (IRE) 2-11fav (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Catterick 5f stks (5) gf in Jun beating Pursuing The Dream (8-11) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Frozen Angel (IRE) 7-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 2f out, headway when bumped inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Havana Grey (9-3) at Sandown 5f lst stks (1) gf in May.
Gift In Time (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Led after 1f, ridden entering final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Darkanna (8-11) at Haydock 5f stks (4) sft in Jun.
Havana Grey 5-1 (9-3) Made all, edged left inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Sandown 5f lst stks (1) gf in May beating Frozen Angel (9-3) by 1l, 5 ran.
It Dont Come Easy (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Close up, headway and switched right over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish (2yo course record), won at Musselburgh 5f stks (2) gf in Jun beating Rebel Assault (9-1) by hd, 6 ran.
Koditime (IRE) 13-5 (9-5) Tracked leaders, smooth headway over 2f out, every chance when hung right 1f out, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Denaar (9-5) at Newbury 6f stks (2) sft in May.
Mcerin (USA) 7-5fav (8-8) Lng drv ins,not enough, 3rd of 9, 1/4l behind Buy Sell Hold (8-5) at Churchill Downs 5f stks fst in May.
New Empire 11-2 (9-2) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, switched right to inside and kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Branscombe (9-2) at Sandown 5f stks (5) gd in Jun.
Nine Below Zero 6-4fav (9-8) Always prominent, led 2f out, hard driven inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Windsor 5f stks (4) gf in Jun beating Midsummer Knight (9-2) by 3 3/4l, 5 ran.
Pilkington 11-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Newcastle 5f stks (4) pol in Jun beating Sosian (8-11) by nk, 6 ran.
Santry (IRE) 9-4fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, readily, won at York 5f stks (3) sft in May beating Consequences (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Sioux Nation (USA) 9-2 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon headway, no extra and one pace under 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Brother Bear (9-3) at Curragh 6f lst stks (1) Yielding - Soft in May.
True Blue Moon (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along under 2f out, 4th under 1f out, led from over 50yds out and stayed on best, won at Naas 5f lst stks (1) Good - Yielding in May beating Verhoyen (9-3) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Viscount Loftus (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Keen made all, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and all out, won at Yarmouth 5f stks (4) gf in Jun beating One Minute (9-3) by ns, 5 ran.
Poorauldjosephine Piccolo filly out of Moment In The Sun.
Rock of Estonia (IRE) 3-10fav (9-8) Made all, pushed along over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Bath 5f stks (4) fm in May beating Joe's Spirit (9-2) by 3/4l, 4 ran.