mid-division, soon chased leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, no extra and lost 2nd place inside final furlong
towards rear, in rear over 4f out, eased over 2f out
slowly into stride, raced wide and led after 2f, ridden over 1f out, just held on
led 2f, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace
slowly away, always behind
chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
keen, held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace
chased leaders, weakened over 2f out
chased leaders early, soon restrained towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on and just held near finish
Epsom winner Potentate ran well again when second at Salisbury and may not have finished improving yet. But TELEFONO has more scope having beaten a subsequent winner in a maiden at Lingfield and Amanda Perrett's colt gets the vote on his handicap debut. Norway Cross may well have improved since recording a couple of modest efforts back in May and Ruggero had decent form in France last year but was tailed off on his debut for a new yard. Tight Lipped should do better back over today's distance and Jack Of Diamonds could figure if lasting home.
Norway Cross 2-1fav (9-6) Slow into stride in rear, ridden over 3f out, never near leaders, 6th of 9, 10l behind One Pursuit (9-0) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Ruggero 33-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, hung left and weakened rapidly 4f out, tailed off and virtually pulled up final 2f, last of 9, well behind Epsom Hill (9-0) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
War Singer (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Steadied start, held up in last trio, never a factor, tailed off, last of 13, well behind See And Be Seen (8-6) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Telefono 4-5fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, edged right inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jun beating Wrood (9-0) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Jack Of Diamonds (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Prominent, pushed along over 3f out, lost place 2f out, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Bombardment (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
First Post (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, closer in 4th after 3f, chased leading pair over 3f out, ridden well over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Nicholascopernicus (10-0) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Topamichi 14-1 (9-9) Always behind, last of 8, 9l behind Sophisticated Heir (9-9) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Tight Lipped (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Took keen hold and prominent, went 2nd inside final 2f until approaching final furlong, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Genius Boy (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Little Buxted (USA) 7-1 (8-13) Led after 1f and soon clear, reduced lead 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 11l behind Emerahldz (8-3) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Jacob Cats 14-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, soon steaided into mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders and every chance 2f out, ridden disputing 2nd well over 1f out until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Angelic Upstart (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 1f app hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Ronnie Rockcake 5-6fav (9-13) Reared badly leaving stalls, recovered to lead 10f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, soon lost 2nd, stayed on same pace final 2f, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 5, 22l behind Madame Rouge (8-11) at Chepstow 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) sft.
Potentate (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Between Wickets (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.