Aidan O'Brien and Richard Hannon have dominated the juvenile scene on either side of the Irish Sea this year and that's reflected in the entries here. Championship won the same Newbury maiden that subsequent winners of this race Canford Cliffs and Strong Suit were successful in which must be the reason Richard Hughes has preferred him to Thunder Strike, who has much the better form having completed his hat-trick in the Listed Woodcote Stakes at Epsom where he was very impressive in defeating Riverboat Springs and easy Goodwood winner Wahaab. Hannon should have a good line into the Ballydoyle entries as his Sacha Park was beaten just under two lengths by Stubbs in a Listed contest at Naas. The latter is Joseph O'Brien's choice while two remaining runners from Aidan O'Brien's yard, Sir John Hawkins and WAR COMMAND, look evenly matched though a line through Intensify, who has been runner-up to both, just gives the latter an edge and he's suggested as a cracking each-way bet in a fascinating contest. Mawfoor looked a nice prospect at Haydock and Parbold will improve from a smart debut performance at York.
Bahamian Heights 25-1 (9-5) Went right start tracked winner, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Downturn (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Championship (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Dwelt slightly, soon towards rear of bunch, headway when not clear run well over 1f out, ran on inisde final furlong, led towards finish, won at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May beating Man Amongst Men (9-3) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Dubawi Fun 4-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, headway to dispute lead after 1f, led over 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Southwell 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in May beating Ocean Storm (9-5) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
Jallota 12-1 (9-5) Went right start, prominent, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf beating Brown Sugar (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.
Lanark (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in May beating Extra Noble (9-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Mawfoor (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd inside final 2f, challenged final furlong, ridden and stayed on to lead final 110 yards, edged right near finish, won at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf beating Safety Check (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Parbold (IRE) 10-3fav (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge from over 1f out, led inside final furlong, edged left and ran green, won at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) sft in May beating Art Official (9-5) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Riverboat Springs (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Outpaced hung left and and never handling downhill run, switched right over 1f out, only 10th and 12 lengths to find 1f out, strong run inside fnal furlong, went 2nd towards finish, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Thunder Strike (9-0) at Epsom Downs 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd.
Rogue Wave (IRE) Iffraaj colt out of Lady Naomi.
Rosso Corsa 9-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, driven out, won at Chester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May beating Rizal Park (9-5) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Sir John Hawkins (USA) 2-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, switched right 2f out and soon ridden to challenge, led 150 yards out and driven out to line, won at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gf in May beating Intensified (9-5) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Stubbs (IRE) 8-13fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway and smooth headway to challenge 2f out, ridden to lead and edged slightly left over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Naas 6f 2yo lst stk (1) gf beating Sacha Park (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Thrtypointstothree (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Emirates Flyer (9-5) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Thunder Strike 3-1fav (9-0) With leaders, led approaching final 2f, clear final furlong, ridden and well in command when veered right in closing stages, won at Epsom Downs 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd beating Riverboat Springs (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Wahaab (IRE) 8-15fav (9-5) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, every chance when hung right and ran green over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May beating Jazz (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
War Command (USA) 6-4 (9-5) Tracked leaders on inner in 3rd, 4th and switched right under 2f out, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gf beating Intensified (9-5) by nk, 10 ran.