TORTONI was considered disappointing after two short-priced defeats but the form now looks notably stronger than it did at the time. He's been given a good break since his third at Doncaster behind Telwaar and Julie Burke's claim sees Kevin Ryan's charge on an appealing mark. He can outclass this field. Pen Bal Crag was well beaten in the Weatherby's Super Sprint but previous efforts suggest he'll contend at this level, stepping up to 6f for the first time. Bop It has no stamina concerns after staying on well over this trip to score at Carlisle and enters calculations on that run with improvement likely. Fast On disappointed at Wolverhampton but it's too early to write him off sporting a first-time visor here back on turf.
Tortoni (IRE) Evensfav (9-3) Held up mid-division, pushed along 3f out, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Telwaar (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Pen Bal Crag (IRE) 40-1 (8-6) Held up in touch, hard driven halfway, soon weakened, 20th of 25, 13l behind Charles The Great (8-11) at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) gd.
Bop It 7-1 (9-3) Held up in touch and keen, headway over 2f out, ridden to inside final furlong, driven out, won at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun beating Joshua The First (9-3) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Chevanah (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Held up, never on terms, 9th of 12, 10l behind Xinbama (8-11) at Pontefract 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf.
Fast On (IRE) 5-4fav (8-11) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 2f out, switched left inside final furlong, one pace, 4th of 7, 2l behind Balti's Sister (8-5) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Always Ends Well (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Prominent, led 3f out, headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Solfilia (9-2) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp (5) gf.
Lady Gadfly 100-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden over 2f out, stayed on towards finish, not reach leaders, 4th of 10, 6l behind Sinai (8-12) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Fortune Star (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) In rear, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 14l behind Lady Jourdain (8-12) at Catterick 7f 2yo sll (6) sft.
Justine Time (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Lady Jourdain (8-6) at Ripon 6f 2yo sll (6) gs.