In a race full of 'ifs & buts', a chance can be taken that WITH HINDSIGHT will build on his promising debut effort at Bath last month; Honourable Knight and Titus Two are others with the benefit of a run behind them and both are respected, while the market will be the best gauge regarding which of Richard Hannon's trio is the best fancied on the day. With Ryan Moore booked for the ride, Standout would appear to be Hannon's main contender on jockey bookings. But the Oratorio colt was very green on debut at Goodwood and will need to have come on in leaps and bounds in the intervening eight days since then. It would be dangerous to judge Titus Two harshly on the evidence of his debut run at Leicester, as Jimmy Fortune lost his whip two furlongs out and had to revert to hands and heels riding near the finish. The experience will have done the colt no harm, though. And he could be a different proposition today. Honourable Knight was never a factor when introduced at Newbury in April but was more like the finished article when he made the frame at Bath last month. This is a similar grade of contest and the Mark Usher-trained colt could be good value to make the frame. However, With Hindsight really caught the eye as one to follow when he was just denied on debut and, as Phillip Robinson is the ideal partner to get the best out of him, the case for Clive Cox's charge is by far the strongest piece of evidence available at this stage.
Foxtrot Golf (IRE) Diamond Green gelding out of Tides.
King Bling (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 12th of 14, 14l behind Memen (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Valeo Si Vales (IRE) Oratorio colt out of Eurostorm.
With Hindsight (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, driven to challenge on inside over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong until no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Jollywood (8-12) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn (5) fm in May.
Hard Bargain (IRE) Refuse To Bend colt out of Super Gift.
Manchester Stanley Araafa gelding out of Naayla.
Titus Two (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, keeping on one pace and edged left when rider dropped whip 1f out, 5th of 11, 7l behind King Torus (9-3) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Slumbering Sioux Sleeping Indian filly out of Mi Amor.
Bajan Bear Compton Place colt out of Bajan Rose.
Bathwick Siesta Dr Fong gelding out of Light Dreams.
Bert And Ernie Bertolini colt out of Walnut Grove.
Honourable Knight (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway halfway, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Fifth Ave (8-8) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in May.
Nothing To Hide (IRE) Barathea gelding out of Fine Detail.
Slim Shadey Val Royal colt out of Vino Veritas.
Standout 8-1 (8-10) Dwelt badly and went left start, always behind, 12th of 15, 12l behind Crown Prosecutor (8-13) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in May.
Whodathought (IRE) Choisir colt out of Consultant Stylist.
Cheers Haafhd filly out of Ziggy Zaggy.
I Scream (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) In touch on outside, not on terms with leaders when pushed along halfway, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 9, 7l behind Reckless Reward (9-3) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in May.