chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened 2f out
led on rail, ridden and headed 1f out, outpaced to 3rd inside final furlong
held up in last pair, pushed along halfway, headway on outside well over 1f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead and edged right briefly 1f out, driven and ran on well
chased leader until over 1f out, one pace in 4th inside final furlong
unseated rider going out and mounted on course, chased leaders on rail, pushed along over 2f out, switched left inside final 2f, stayed on under pressure to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner
reared and awakward leaving stalls, outpaced in rear, progress inside final furlong, nearest finish
Noble Deed will be fancied to go close on his handicap bow having won over track and trip last time. A bold bid looks likely but ROBOT BOY is just preferred. He had Huntsmans Close well behind when finding only one too good at Haydock and the third placed horse has since franked the form with a win. Miss Diva posted a better effort at Goodwood last time and should be in the mix but the normally consistent Alcando was way below par on his reappearance and may need more time. Laudation looks up against it on this company.
Alcando (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 15, 16l behind Shahdaroba (8-10) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Miss Diva 33-1 (9-2) Chased leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Extrasolar (9-2) at Goodwood 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Robot Boy (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Shore Step (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Huntsmans Close 6-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 12l behind Shore Step (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Noble Deed 11-4fav (9-4) Tracked leader, challenged over 1f out, ridden to lead narrowly 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, just held on, won at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) gf beating Realize (9-4) by nk, 8 ran.
Laudation 15-2 (8-13) Dwelt and awkwardly away, soon ridden along and in touch in centre after 1f, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 15l behind Hartwright (9-2) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.