Iron Step tops the weights after displaying improved form this term and should go well again with Johnny Murtagh legged up. He's shown a splendid attitude for both successes, especially when scoring at Newmarket latterly, and a 3lb rise for that success is not excessive. However, a chance is given to MANTATISI, strongly supported when disappointing on her Newbury reappearance. The daughter of Motivator is better than that, having failed to get involved at any stage. Hopefully, she can prove that running all wrong. Konstantin failed to follow up a comfortable Leicester win when beaten at Windsor but it was a respectable effort and he joins the consistent Dr Red Eye and Nicola's Dream on the shortlist.
Iron Step 12-1 (9-4) Prominent on outer, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, stayed on to lead near finish, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Elusivity (9-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Aciano (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Dwelt, behind, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 8l behind Tullius (9-4) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Mantatisi 2-1fav (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon one pace, 8th of 13, 5l behind Saddlers Bend (9-8) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Dr Red Eye 7-2 (8-13) Tracked winner and keen, ridden over 2f out, challenged and every chance inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Vetvey (9-2) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Nicola's Dream 13-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon chasing winner, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Fairlie Dinkum (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Konstantin (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Soon tracking leaders on inside, driven well over 1f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on same pace, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 13, 6l behind Ree's Rascal (9-4) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Prince Of Passion (CAN) 9-1 (9-6) In touch, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 11l behind Fairlie Dinkum (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Hernando Torres 9-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, stayed well, eased towards finish, won at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May beating White Fusion (8-11) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Arctic Cat (IRE) 9-4fav (8-12) Close up, went 2nd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Iron Step (8-12) at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.