THE SCORCHING WIND is our idea of the winner with Roar Of Applause and Laughing Boy others to catch the eye. Stuart Williams has done a fantastic job with the colt on the artificial surfaces and while his ability to act on turf has to be taken on trust, the horse is definitely running at the peak of his powers. Roar Of Applause is back in blinkers. He looked useful when taking a Windsor handicap though had become difficult to win with off higher marks. Laughing Boy cannot be dismissed despite suffering the ignominy of defeat at odds on at Windsor. The Kieren Fallon factor will see him a popular order in the market. Satwa Laird has finished down the field on previous attempts over this course though has dropped down the handicap of late. Regeneration has been in rude health though is some 14lb higher than when his winning run commenced. Frankie Dettori is a rare jockey booking for the Ed McMahon stable so watch the market with regard to Glowing Praise. Woodlark Island won a bad maiden on the polytrack at Lingfield but with a date at the sales on the horizon - he is sure to be straining every sinew to add to his sales value. Miss Mojito creeps into the handicap proper and has won under today's rider previously. Brief Candle is less exposed than most and having made eyecatching headway on her last start; it would be no surprise to see some improvement this afternoon. Edgeworth made all at Leicester and takes on stronger opposition. The Scorching Wind is accordingly selected.
Satwa Laird 6-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, steady headway on wide outside from over 2f out, driven over 1f out, chased winner and strong challenge final 100 yards, found no extra and held near finish, 2nd of 11, hd behind Mujood (9-5) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Laurie Grove (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, hung badly right 2f out, soon weakened, 14th of 18, 27l behind Nehaam (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gf in Apr.
Star Links (USA) 14-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 10, 7l behind Stoic (8-13) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Paquerettza (FR) 8-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 17l behind Tiger Reigns (9-1) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Global 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division on outside, hanging left from 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 25l behind Kaolak (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Brief Candle 8-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 13, 3l behind Pegasus Again (9-9) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Roar of Applause 9-4fav (9-0) Held up in rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Darcey (7-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo clm (5) gf.
The Scorching Wind (IRE) 8-13fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Miss Minnies (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Glowing Praise 16-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 10, 6l behind Stoic (8-13) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Regeneration (IRE) 11-4fav (9-1) Dropped out start, soon switched left, held up in rear, raced keenly, headway on inside well over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, pushed out near finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Espero (8-11) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Laughing Boy (IRE) 1-2fav (9-3) Held up in 7th, switched left over 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, no response, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Zemario (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug.
Edgeworth (IRE) 4-1fav (9-1) Made all, ridden and hung left from over 1f out, driven clear final furlong, eased near finish (hand timed), won at Leicester 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Shared Moment (8-4) by 2l, 13 ran.
Albaher 25-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 16l behind Stoic (8-13) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Woodlark Island (IRE) 7-4fav (9-3) Led after 1f, headed 6f out, sat 2nd until led again just over 2f out, clear 1f out, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m mdn auc stks (5) pol beating Crazy Chris (9-3) by 6l, 12 ran.
Miss Mojito (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, driven inside final furlong, just held on, won at Salisbury 1m all hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Gallego (9-6) by hd, 10 ran.
Compton Blue 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, outpaced inside final 2f, kept on again inside final furlong, 10th of 19, 6l behind King's Colour (9-5) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Capo Regime 20-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 7, 6l behind Surprise Party (9-9) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.