In an open maiden to start with COTTON SPIRIT has improved in two starts so should progress again so he has the vote with Diamond Geezah possibly setting the standard and Next Edition is also a danger after a nice debut effort. The pick ran better than the bare result suggested on debut and vastly improved on that next time up. Richard Fahey remains in form and with this step up in trip likely to suit we side with the colt. Diamond Geezah looks the standard setter on the basis of his four outings but after taking a step backward on his last run others make more appeal. Howard Johnson has had plenty of success with his runners on the flat this season so after finding just the one too good on debut Next Edition has to be high on the list with improvement expected. Little Miss Take ran her best race when upped to this test last time so if building on that should go close but Cotton Spirit has looked progressive and should improve again to score.
Arctic Cat (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway driven and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 16l behind Formosina (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Jun.
Cotton Spirit 20-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on to take 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Al Madina (8-12) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Diamond Geezah (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Soon pushed along in mid-division, not trouble leaders, 8th of 14, 11l behind Marine Commando (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Jun.
Golden Blaze 18-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind Krypton Factor (9-1) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.
Next Edition (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon tracked leaders, ridden 1f out, kept on to chase winner well inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Tinkertown (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Goldenveil (IRE) Iffraaj filly out of Line Ahead.
Little Miss Take 20-1 (8-9) Steadied start, soon switched left, held up towards rear, took keen hold, not clear run on inside over 1f out, headway soon after, edged right inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Cheque Book (9-0) at Chester 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gf in Jun.