Madrasa finished a well beaten second of three on his return to action over C&D last month but should give a good account here nonetheless, while Star Alliance will have benefited for his comeback run at Goodwood. Al Khawaneej is bred for middle-distances and is worth noting, as is fellow newcomer Rishikesh, a half-brother to dual Oaks heroine Sariska, but MIDSUMMER SUN looks the one to beat. He's also a half-brother to a brilliant filly in Midday and looks capable of getting off the mark over this longer trip after a respectable fifth to a subsequent Listed winner at Newmarket on his debut.
Amtired 50-1 (10-0) With leader, hung left on bend over 4f out, soon weakened, last of 8, well behind Eternal Heart (8-8) at Musselburgh 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Al Khawaneej Arch colt out of Fraulein.
Madrasa (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Keen led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon outpaced by winner, 2nd of 3, 9l behind Nathaniel (9-3) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Midsummer Sun 6-4fav (9-3) Raced green close up, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 7l behind Ocean War (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in Apr.
Rishikesh Cape Cross colt out of Maycocks Bay.
Sciampin 7-1 (8-6) Pulled hard, in touch in rear, outpaced over 3f out, 4th of 5, 18l behind Audacious (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf.
Star Alliance (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, last pair, ridden on inside 3f out, plugged on one pace final 2f, 6th of 10, 10l behind Action Front (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf.
Golden City (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Not much room start, held up in rear, headway 3f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 11, 12l behind Dancing Rain (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gf in Apr.
Lady Amakhala 7-1 (9-1) Disputed 3rd on inside, ridden over 3f out, lost place and behind over 2f out, switched outside and ran on inside final furlong to go 3rd post, no impression, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Itzakindamagic (8-7) at Pontefract 1m 2yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Leah's Angel (IRE) 100-1 (8-5) In rear, pushed along over 4f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 35l behind Colombian (9-3) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf.
Tafaneen (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 14th of 18, 11l behind Qushchi (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gs in Oct.