dwelt, soon pushed along chasing leaders, 2nd over 2f out, soon every chance until hung left and slightly hampered approaching final furlong, soon lost 2nd, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong
went to post early, held up towards rear, good headway between horses on near side rail chasing leaders over 2f out, soon 3rd, ridden over 1f out, soon 2nd, kept on same pace, no chance with winner
Not So Sleepy won last year’s renewal off today’s mark and is closely matched with Dark Red on running at Chester last month. Banditry ran well for second on fast ground at York a fortnight ago but the progressive AJMAN KING is preferred. All ground comes alike to Roger Varian’s charge and he landed a hat-trick with a course and distance success on his reappearance and beating the re-opposing Another Touch and Emenem in the process. Brorocco has won here in the past and should be sharper for a recent comeback though is 4lb higher than when last successful.
Dark Red (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Secret Art (8-5) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (2) pol in May.
Another Touch 20-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, headway chasing leaders 3f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner last 100 yards, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Ajman King (8-12) at Epsom 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Banditry (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, steadied over 9f out, headway towards stands side over 2f out, driven and every chance entering final furlong, not pace of winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Thundering Blue (9-0) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in May.
Ajman King (IRE) 9-4fav (8-12) Held up towards rear, steady headway over 2f out, switched right 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, led final 100 yards, won at Epsom 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Apr beating Dash Of Spice (8-2) by 1l, 10 ran.
Not So Sleepy 15-2 (9-2) Raced keenly, tracked winner 2f, handy 3rd, ridden stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Restorer (8-13) at Chester 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in May.
Brorocco 10-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 16, 9 1/4l behind Oasis Charm (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp stks (2) gd in May.
Emenem 25-1 (8-12) Soon steadied in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 6 1/2l behind Ajman King (8-12) at Epsom 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Maratha (IRE) 9-4fav (8-10) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Duke Of Bronte (9-0) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (2) pol in Apr.
Zzoro (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, plugged on final furlong, never involved, 4th of 7, 6l behind Plutonian (9-6) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (3) gd in May.
Never Surrender (IRE) 11-4fav (9-2) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, hung badly left and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 7 1/4l behind Fast Dancer (9-2) at Chester 1m 2f hcp (3) gd in May.
Native Fighter (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Fly leapt start, in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Abareeq (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp (4) gf in May.