Rhombus has won two of his last three despite still looking green. This is a slight step up in grade but it will be a surprise if he's not involved, a remark that is also attributed to Evangelist, who just held on at Windsor after being dashed into the lead three furlongs out. Eric The Grey got no sort of run at Hamilton last time but is still a maiden and has gone up in the weights without winning. TOPAMICHI did well on soft ground in the spring and connections have been waiting for the going to ease so he's given the nod in a tight little handicap.
Rhombus (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Led, ridden and edged left over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied to regain lead towards finish, won at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Smileswithhiseyes (9-4) by nk, 8 ran.
Evangelist 7-4fav (8-9) Tracked leader, led inside final 3f and kicked on, hard driven from over 1f out, stayed on and always just doing enough final furlong, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating One Pekan (9-3) by nk, 6 ran.
Thistleandtworoses (USA) 11-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, headway to lead after 1f, ridden and heade dover 2f out, chased winner until inside final 2f, soon beaten, last of 6, 12l behind One Word More (8-12) at Kempton 1m cond stks (2) pol in Apr.
Are You Mine (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Behind, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 12, 23l behind Fledged (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Eric The Grey (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Held up in last pair in touch, outpaced when not much room on inside 2f out, soon ridden, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, just failed for 2nd, no chance with winner, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Special Meaning (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Topamichi 6-4fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, smooth headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, clear inside final furlong, eased near finish, won at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May beating Lady Of Yue (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Konzert (ITY) 20-1 (9-3) Rearing in stalls, took keen hold, held up, headway over 3f out, 5th and one pace final 2f, 5th of 8, 7l behind Brave Acclaim (9-3) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Red Red Wine 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leading trio, pushed along over 4f out, no chance with winner from well over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, lost 4th post, last of 5, 7l behind Star Pearl (9-0) at Windsor 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.