Blues Minor steps up in trip here, however Pha Mai Blue faces an easier task than last time out and gets the vote to score at the third time of asking. The selection made a pleasing debut over course and distance but could never get competitive next time up in a better race at Goodwood after a slow start. William Knight's colt can bounce back here and on ground that suits, a big run looks imminent. Gunnadoit and Wadi Raider look the most interesting of the newcomers, whilst John Dunlop's Goodwood Starlight may need some more time before we see him at his best; the market will help guide to their chances. Stubbs Art has shaped with a degree of promise on his two starts to date and now takes a further step up in trip, whilst Strong Market and Any Given Day both need to step up on their debut efforts but that is entirely possible. All in all this looks competitive, and Pha Mai Blue gets the tentative nod.
Blues Minor (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Held up, headway and switched left 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Bosun Breese (9-3) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Gunnadoit (USA) Almutawakel gelding, half-brother to several winners from 7f-1m3f.
Pha Mai Blue 20-1 (9-0) In rear, headway on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, no impression 1f out, faded, 11th of 18, 6l behind Latin Lad (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (2) gf.
Red Army Commander (IRE) Soviet Star colt, half-brother to several winners from 6f-1m.
Any Given Day (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Always rear, 13th of 14, 11l behind Campanologist (9-0) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Bathwick Man Mark of Esteem colt, half-brother to winning sprinter Local Fancy.
Goodwood Starlight (IRE) Mtoto colt, half-brother to 7f winner Spinning.
Stubbs Art (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Steadied start, took keen hold in touch, effort 2f out, not quicken, weakened 1f out, 5th of 10, 5l behind Seeking Star (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Jemiliah 25-1 (8-12) Never nearer, 7th of 12, 9l behind Strike The Deal (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn (5) pol in Jun.
City Hustler (USA) 12-1 (8-10) Soon outpaced, 9th of 14, 15l behind Imperial Decree (8-5) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn auc (6) gf.
Holden Caulfield (IRE) Catcher In The Rye colt, half-brother to several winners from 5f-1m4f and over hurdles.
Help (IRE) 28-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, outpaced and detached, ridden 2f out, kept on nearest finish, 6th of 8, 6l behind Drumalee Lass (8-6) at Leicester 5f 2yo sll (6) sft in Jul.
Strong Market 14-1 (8-9) Behind, ridden 4f out, soon outpaced, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 20l behind Semah Harold (8-9) at W'hampton 7f 2yo mdn auc (5) pol in Jul.
Wadi Raider Tobougg colt out of 6f-7f winner Dowhatjen.