Niceofyoutotellme failed to figure in a hot handicap at Royal Ascot last time but won his maiden well enough before that and is not easily dismissed. The gaps didn't appear soon enough for ANGEL GABRIAL over C&D a fortnight ago but he flew home when getting a clear run and only just failed to catch Clon Brulee. He gets another chance here ahead of Tidal Way, who wears his owner's second colours and has been placed on his last couple of starts, while the unexposed Paddyfrommenlo is interesting stepping up in trip after an improved run at Newmarket last month. Cosmic Halo is another with scope for progress but Elkhart remains out of sorts.
Niceofyoutotellme 11-1 (8-1) Mid-division, headway to get in behind leaders over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 13th of 18, 10l behind Fennell Bay (8-1) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
Brocklebank (IRE) 28-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along and weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 8, 46l behind Edmaaj (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jun.
Angel Gabrial (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, hampered 7f out, not clear run well over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on well, went 2nd towards finish, not able to trouble winner, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Clon Brulee (9-5) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Sardanapalus 11-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 7l behind Chil The Kite (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Deepsand (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Held up, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, no impression towards finish, 4th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Farang Kondiew (9-2) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Paddyfrommenlo (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon outpaced, ran on closing stages, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Dellbuoy (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo stk 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Tidal Way (IRE) 7-2fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and no impression over 2f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind John Biscuit (9-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Elkhart (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, 5th of 8, 10l behind Counsel (8-10) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Priestley's Reward (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division, ridden and struggling over 3f out, well beaten final 2f, 9th of 12, 16l behind Rocktherunway (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Cosmic Halo 7-1 (8-4) In touch, ridden 3f out, kept on, not pace to challenge, 5th of 7, 4l behind Another For Joe (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 1f Stakes (0-70) (3-4yo) (5) gd in Jun.