Glorious Empire suffered his only defeat so far at this track which is a bit of a worry. He's been raised 7lb for winning at Newmarket and MOOHAARIB is 8lb higher after scoring at Doncaster. The latter didn't win by far but it was five lengths back to the third and Marco Botti's colt gets a tentative vote in a highly competitive race. Others to consider include the progressive Billingsgate and easy Ffos Las winner Kafeel. Hughie Morrison has won this before so Baltic Brave could go well while You're Fired stayed the mile trip well enough when narrowly beaten at Haydock in similar company.
American Hope (USA) 50-1 (9-2) Raced far side, prominent, led group 2f out, kept on well throughout final furlong, not pace of leaders near side, 6th of 30, 2 1/2l behind Born In Bombay (8-4) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Glorious Empire (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Took keen hold, tracked leader 3f, raced in close 3rd, went 2nd again travelling well over 1f out, ridden to lead and edged left inside final furlong, stayed on (hand timed), won at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft beating Johnno (9-12) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Sir Guy Porteous (IRE) 7-4fav (9-9) Led 1f, tracked leader, led again 2f out, caught post, 2nd of 6, nk behind Mindurownbusiness (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Moohaarib (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, held on well towards finish, won at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun beating Championship (9-6) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Billingsgate (IRE) 85-40 (9-4) Tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating George Cinq (9-3) by nk, 7 ran.
You're Fired (IRE) 6-1fav (8-6) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Golden Town (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Kafeel (USA) 1-2fav (9-4) Made all, quickened approaching final furlong soon in command, eased inside final furlong, comfortable, won at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun beating Caramack (9-11) by 3l, 3 ran.
Baltic Brave (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) In touch, headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Dutch Art Dealer (8-13) by 3l, 8 ran.
Mange All 7-2 (8-6) Took keen hold, set strong pace and soon clear, reduced lead 3f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 10l behind Torchlighter (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Between Wickets 7-4fav (9-3) Bumped start, recovered and soon pressing leader, led well over 1f out, ran on well, readily, won at Chester 1m mdn stks (4) gs in Jun beating Distant High (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Voyageofdiscovery (USA) 7-2 (8-10) Prominent, took keen hold, led over 6f out, headed over 5f out, every chance 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Sea Defence (8-13) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.