As befitting a full brother to St Leger winner Lucarno, Thought Worthy kept on well for pressure when fourth in the Epsom Derby having raced up with the pace throughout. The Doncaster classic will be his long-term aim but he should make his presence felt here and can confirm Newmarket running with Frankel's brother Noble Mission over this longer trip. Astrology finished ahead of Thought Worthy at Epsom, however, having won the Dee Stakes at Chester on soft ground earlier. He's the one to beat on that form but it could be worth taking a chance that SHANTARAM's win in a Newmarket maiden will have boosted his confidence. Only beaten three-quarters-of-a-length by Derby runner-up Main Sequence at Lingfield on his previous start, he's closely matched with the O'Brien colt on that form and is possibly still improving. Farhaan, Initiator and Thomas Chippendale all have something to find to figure.
Astrology (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Led, clear approaching final 2f, reduced lead over 1f out, headed and outpaced inside final furlong, no chance with winner, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Camelot (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf.
Farhaan (USA) 15-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, edged right and no extra final strides, 4th of 5, 1 1/4l behind Thought Worthy (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in May.
Initiator 6-4fav (9-3) Tracked leader, led inside final 3f, came clear final 2f, stayed on strongly, won at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf in May beating Gold Show (8-12) by 5l, 13 ran.
Noble Mission 15-8fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, looked in trouble over 1f out, headway under pressure between horses inside final furlong, soon every chance, ran on, 2nd of 5, nk behind Thought Worthy (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in May.
Shantaram 1-8fav (9-3) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) sft beating Mashaari (9-3) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Thomas Chippendale (IRE) 13-8fav (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, readily, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft beating Valley of Destiny (8-7) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Thought Worthy (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, outpaced when lost 2nd entering final 2f, no extra in 4th over 1f out, 4th of 9, 11l behind Camelot (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf.