Though Leeshaan just held on over this trip at Haydock last month he probably hit the front soon enough and sets a decent standard in a race like this, despite his penalty. Ferik is held on that form but Deadly Reel looks a danger on her third at Wetherby, where she was staying on despite racing keenly in the early stages. Landue never threatened at Salisbury but made late headway once the penny dropped and will almost certainly improve on that effort here. BREATH CAUGHT is a half-brother to multiple Group 1 winner Twice Over and makes his debut at a very modest level. If he’s inherited a fraction of his sibling’s ability, he should be much too good for these.
Leeshaan (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, just held on, won at Haydock 7f stks (4) gd in Jun beating Stage Magic (9-2) by nk, 9 ran.
Breath Caught Bated Breath colt out of Double Crossed.
Champs De Reves 16-1 (9-5) Awkward start, held up in rear, struggling halfway, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 10 3/4l behind Christopher Wood (9-5) at Salisbury 7f mdn stks (4) gs in Jun.
Coal Stock (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Outpaced in rear, some late moderate headway, never on terms, 7th of 9, 7 1/2l behind Buridan (9-2) at Windsor 6f stks (4) gf in Jun.
Ferik (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Prominent and keen, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 6 1/2l behind Leeshaan (9-2) at Haydock 7f stks (4) gd in Jun.
Fortune's Pearl (IRE) Harbour Watch colt out of Princess Mood.
Giovanni Medici 66-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, ran green and outpaced in rear, some headway towards inside when hung right and slightly hampered 2f out, no progress after, 8th of 9, 10l behind Falmouth Light (9-5) at Sandown 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Landue 33-1 (9-5) Always in rear, 9th of 13, 9 3/4l behind Christopher Wood (9-5) at Salisbury 7f mdn stks (4) gs in Jun.
Lyford (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 5th of 8, 11 3/4l behind Bambino Lola (8-9) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (6) gf in Jun.
Mr Large (IRE) Footstepsinthesand colt out of Oh Happy Days.
Deadly Reel (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, every chance final furlong, just held, 3rd of 7, nk behind Indomeneo (9-2) at Wetherby 7f stks (5) gf in Jun.
Travellers Joy Equiano filly out of Travelling.
Couldn't Could She 50-1 (8-11) Behind, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 10 1/4l behind Armum (8-11) at Chester 6f stks (4) gs in Jun.