Morning Skye gave supporters of the well-backed Sea Youmzain a fright at Haydock last time. That was easily his best run on Turf and he is only a pound higher. DESERT PATH easily won a novice event over 1m2f here on his reappearance. He got trapped in a pocket when only beating one home on his handicap debut at Sandown subsequently and may be worth another chance, though is not certain to stay this far on breeding. Candidate won over this trip at Doncaster, however, before finding 1m7f too far on a return visit but Firlinfeu looked as though he might need further than this at Salisbury. Caspar The Cub disappointed on his Turf debut but is less exposed than Sotomayor.
Desert Path 5-1 (9-7) Raced keenly, tracked leaders on inside, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 5 1/4l behind Corgi (9-6) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (3) gd in Jun.
Candidate (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) Bumped start, rear of mid-division, switched left over 3f out, no impression, well beaten final 2f, 5th of 9, 13 1/4l behind Diocletian (8-0) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp (2) sft in Jun.
Caspar The Cub (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 11 1/4l behind First Eleven (8-13) at Newbury 1m 3f hcp (4) gf in May.
Firlinfeu 7-1 (9-5) Prominent 3f, chased leading pair, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 16l behind Polish (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 4f mdn stks (3) gf in Jun.
Morning Skye (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Last to break, off the pace in last, closed over 4f out, led well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Sea Youmzain (8-11) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Jun.
Sotomayor 33-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, weakened closing stages, 5th of 16, 8 3/4l behind Baghdad (9-7) at York 1m 4f hcp (4) gf in May.