Courtesy of a penalty, Falcon's Reign is now 6lb worse off than when beating Musically a short-head at Lingfield 10 days ago. Mick Channon's three-year-old couldn't build on that at Brighton on Tuesday while Dutch Master disappointed when favourite at Nottingham last month. Take Two, Feisty Champion, Attain and Santadelacruze could all go close, however, though WHIPCRACKAWAY is preferred. Peter Hedger's charge is back over his best trip and beat the useful Nicholascopernicus over C&D three runs ago - there is nothing of the latter's calibre in this.
Whipcrackaway (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 3f out, faded final furlong, 7th of 8, 21l behind Spanish Wedding (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Take Two 11-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, pushed along halfway, headway on wide outside soon after, chased winner over 2f out, hard driven and every chance throughout final furlong, just held, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Sondeduro (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-75 (6) gs.
Feisty Champion (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Behind, headway on outside over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Stellar Express (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Attain 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, never dangerous, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Ibtahaj (9-2) at Brighton 1m mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Dutch Master 3-1fav (9-5) Held up, ridden over 3f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 17l behind Masters Blazing (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Santadelacruze 20-1 (9-0) Held up, headway 4f out, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Devote Myself (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Musically 17-2 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway on outside 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 12th of 15, 27l behind Renegotiate (9-1) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Jambobo 100-1 (9-3) Held up, weakened 3f out, last of 15, well behind Anomaly (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Falcon's Reign (FR) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, stayed on gamely, won at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy beating Musically (8-8) by shd, 11 ran.