a little slow into stride, always last, pushed along over 4f out, well beaten final 3f
chased winner, effort over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, edged right and beaten over 1f out, well held inside final furlong
made all, ridden clear over 1f out, easily
Bodyline, the sole winner on show after a pleasing success when swooping late at Epsom, should handle this mile trip. However, race conditions see him concede plenty of weight to highly promising rivals. Richard Fahey's Viceregent receives 7lb on the back of a satisfactory York debut whilst Frankel's Storm, one of two Mark Johnston entries, receives no less than 16lb with Andrew Breslin's claim factored in. Nevertheless, in a contest likely to be determined by who handles conditions most effectively, the latter's stable companion, TULIP FIELDS (NAP), makes most appeal after an excellent effort at the Goodwood festival when close third in an attractive maiden.
Holmgarth (FR) Youmzain colt out of Dispol Diva.
Viceregent 14-1 (9-2) Disputed lead early and keen, chased leaders after, pushed along 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Boosala (9-8) at York 7f stks (3) gd in Jul.
Frankel's Storm 7-2 (9-0) Led after 1f, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Diamond Sparkles (9-0) at Thirsk 7f fll stks (4) gd in Jul.
Bodyline (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Slow into stride in rear, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Epsom 7f stks (4) gd in Aug beating Magic Twist (9-0) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Tulip Fields 11-4jfav (9-0) Keen in touch, not clear run over 2f out, stayed on into 3rd over 1f out, never a threat, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Vividly (9-0) at Goodwood 7f mdn fll stks (2) gd in Aug.