Quick Breath finished less than a length ahead of Flaming Spear when scoring at Kempton last week and the latter may well reverse running having won here in the past. Spirit Warning went close in amateur company here last time having slid down the weights and returns to 7f along with Nick Vedder. The latter was runner-up over 1m2f at the track recently but SIR TITAN (NAP) is preferred. At his best here with three previous wins, he’s back on a winning mark and Tony Carroll’s sent out last year’s winner.
Cold Stare (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 6th of 16, 4l behind Punchbowl Flyer (9-6) at Haydock 6f hcp (3) gs in May.
Hieronymus 10-1 (9-10) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Tahitian Prince (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in May.
Quick Breath 4-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, joined leader inside final furlong, led close home, won at Kempton 7f hcp (4) pol in Jun beating Highfaluting (9-2) by nk, 9 ran.
Flaming Spear (IRE) 11-2 (9-8) Keen in rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 9, 1/4l behind Quick Breath (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp (4) pol in Jun.
Colonel Whitehead (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Raced wide in touch, pushed along halfway, dropped to rear 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 8, 3 1/4l behind Kondratiev Wave (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp (4) pol in May.
Miquelon 4-6fav (9-10) Prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong(lost both front shoes), 7th of 9, 10 3/4l behind Dulla Bhatti (9-2) at Hamilton 6f stks (5) gf in Jun.
Sir Titan 14-1 (9-7) Led, edged left off rail over 2f out, headed inside final 2f, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 13, 9 1/2l behind Heaven Forfend (9-5) at Windsor 1m hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Nick Vedder 12-1 (9-1) Towards rear, asked to take closer order 3f out, under pressure 2f out, finished strongly and just failed, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind For Richard (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Golden Force 9-1 (9-7) Disputed lead after 1f until ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7 1/4l behind Apex King (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp (3) pol in Mar.
Spirit Warning 10-3 (10-11) In rear, pushed along 3f out, smooth progress 2f out, challenged leader in second 1f out, held final 50 yards, 2nd of 10, shd behind Gert Lush (10-10) at Goodwood 1m 1f hcp (5) gd in Jun.