Another puzzle for punters to unravel with most of the runners stepping up to this trip for the first time. They include Census, who looked very impressive in landing a 1m3f Newbury handicap though the handicapper also thought so and raised him 10lb. Both Eternal Heart and SUD PACIFIQUE were conceding 6lb to Mica Mika when beating Richard Fahey's charge in their respective most recent races and there is little between the trio at the weights. However, the second-named has been looking very progressive in his races this season and he should be ideally suited by the longer trip. Apache represents Ballydoyle and could hardly have had a better preparation than landing a Leopardstown maiden over this trip by almost six lengths. He's still in the Irish Derby and the King George so connections obviously think highly of him. Purification made all for a very impressive victory over Communicator at Windsor and could be anything.
Apache (IRE) 4-7fav (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 2nd approaching straight, on terms travelling best from 2f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, stayed on well, easily, won at Leopardstown 1m 4f 3yo mdn gf in May beating Long Journey Home (9-5) by 6l, 10 ran.
Picture Editor 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, led 2f out, soon ridden and headed, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Masked Marvel (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 3f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in May.
Malthouse (GER) 3-1 (9-7) Chased leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 4l behind Charles Camoin (8-6) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Census (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Tracked leader, edged left 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, comfortably, won at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May beating Seelo (8-13) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Sud Pacifique (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, just held on, won at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May beating Mica Mika (9-1) by nk, 12 ran.
Jehanbux (USA) 9-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 8, 8l behind Malthouse (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Discoteca 14-1 (8-12) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on, one pace, 4th of 7, 8l behind Ocean War (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Apr.
Brown Panther 2-1fav (8-12) Held up in rear, smooth headway over 2f out, soon not much room, switched right well over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, led last 100 yards, kept on well, pushed out, won at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May beating Reflect (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Eternal Heart (IRE) 11-2 (8-5) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on gamely, won at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf beating Mica Mika (7-13) by 1l, 9 ran.
The Bells O Peover 6-1 (9-3) Made virtually all, strongly pressed from over 1f out, stayed on gamely to hold on final strides, all out, won at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May beating Galivant (8-12) by shd, 14 ran.
Well Sharp 11-10fav (9-3) In rear in 3rd, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, clear entering final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May beating Labore (9-0) by 7l, 3 ran.
Charles Camoin (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Held up in last pair, still plenty to do when pushed along over 3f out, good headway on outside over 2f out, strong run inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final stride, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf beating Trojan Nights (8-7) by shd, 8 ran.
Reflect (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, headed last 100 yards, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Brown Panther (8-12) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Purification (IRE) 7-4fav (9-3) Made all, pushed along over 2f out, shaken up 1f out, stayed on well, won at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr beating Communicator (9-3) by 3l, 7 ran.
Art History (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Raced center tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Buthelezi (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Greyfriars Drummer 8-1 (9-7) With leader, pushed along and lost place over 3f out, 9th of 10, 20l behind Brown Panther (8-12) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Communicator 13-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, led narrowly 2f out, soon ridden and hard pressed, stayed on well towards finish, won at York 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May beating Ittirad (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Danadana (IRE) 5-2fav (8-9) In touch in rear, pushed along 3f out, headway to chase winner approaching 1f out, switched right and kept on, one pace final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Malthouse (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Mica Mika (IRE) 12-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Eternal Heart (8-5) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.