Number One Guy stepped up from his debut outing when a decent close fifth behind Dreamspeed at Sandown last month and he has to be respected for Mark Tompkins but a draw in stall 10 makes this difficult and a better bet looks to be REALISATION, who is preferred to Prompter. Michael Bell's colt made a promising debut when only beaten a head by Black Spirit in a novice stakes race at Ascot last month, running on well having been held up early on in the race. The son of Motivator should not be inconvenienced by the softer ground today and has solid claims provided that he does not loose too much ground early on in the race and having to race on the outside. Tim Easterby has his string in good heart and his runner, Jimmy The Preacher, should strip fitter for his debut at York but needs to. Reg Hollinshead's Tominator and Amy Weaver's Black Sapphire have both shown some promise on their only starts so far but not as much as the selection, Realisation. Mark Johnston's colt ran well on his debut at Haydock last month on a softish surface when staying on well to be beaten a length by Gunner Lindley. The stable's juveniles normally improve from their first start to their second and if Realisation does that then he will be hard to beat from a draw in stall two.
Arkellion 25-1 (8-11) Slowly away, outpaced and always in rear, last of 9, 22l behind Xtension (8-11) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in May.
Jimmy The Poacher (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Behind and outpaced, chased leaders halfway, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 11, 9l behind Emirates Dream (9-3) at York 7f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Jul.
Lighterman 40-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, lost place over 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 20l behind Bahamian Music (8-6) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gs in Jul.
Lord Wheathill 80-1 (8-12) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon outpaced, last of 8, 12l behind Gunner Lindley (9-3) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Number One Guy 25-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway to challenge over 2f out, chased leader until weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Dreamspeed (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Port Hill 100-1 (9-3) In touch, raced keenly, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Gunner Lindley (9-3) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Prompter 5-2fav (8-8) Held up, smooth headway 3f out, pressed winner from 2f out, soon every chance, driven final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 6, hd behind Black Spirit (8-5) at Ascot 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gd in Jul.
Realisation (USA) 7-2 (9-3) Went right start, soon recovered, dropped in over 5f out, headway over 3f out, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Gunner Lindley (9-3) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Sam Jicaro 100-1 (8-12) Always behind stands side, last of 12, 21l behind Danzoe (9-0) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jun.
Tominator 16-1 (9-3) Held up, soon in touch, pressing leaders over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 7l behind Gunner Lindley (9-3) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Black Sapphire 50-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, driven and effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 13, 10l behind Champagnelifestyle (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) gd in Jul.
Bonasera (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Dwelt, soon pushed along in rear, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 21l behind Totally Invincible (9-0) at Catterick 5f 2yo stks (5) gf in Jul.