This Listed sprint looks even more competitive than our opener but the form of DESERT AUCTION stands out the most so he gets the vote accordingly ahead of Walkingonthemoon and Little Perisher. The pick has scored in each of his last two starts both over the minimum trip. That said he ran on to take those successes late on suggesting this step up to six furlongs should suit nicely and with the form of the latest victory looking strong he looks a likely winner. Walkingonthemoon kept on well but was headed late in his last start, which came over this distance. Previous to that he hung away any chance of scoring over the minimum trip but it seems the penny has dropped now so we can expect a big run. Little Perisher won a warm looking maiden on his last outing beating a couple of subsequent winners in the process. That was a comprehensive display so although this is a step up in class he can challenge. Red Avalanche and Royal Desert also have claims after some good efforts recently but with Desert Auction on such good form he should be able to land the hat-trick.
Avon River 11-4 (9-3) Went left start, soon led, drew clear over 1f out, unchallenged final furlong, won at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in May beating Paradise Dream (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Barzan (IRE) 4-9fav (8-12) In touch, progressed to lead 2f out, reminder over 1f out, pushed along, ran on and in command final furlong, won at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May beating Going French (9-3) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Corporal Maddox 4-6fav (9-3) Always prominent, shaken up to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Hamilton 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May beating Trinder (9-0) by 1l, 5 ran.
Desert Auction (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, headway on rails over 1f out, driven and ran on inside final furlong, led final strides, won at Goodwood 5f 2yo stks (2) gf in May beating Grand Zafeen (8-7) by nk, 4 ran.
Fratellino 33-1 (9-0) Chased leader to over 3f out, stayed prominent, driven when rider dropped whip 2f out, soon slightly hampered and weakened, 5th of 8, 6l behind Monsieur Chevalier (9-0) at Sandown 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in May.
Jack My Boy (IRE) 15-8fav (9-2) Led, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead again over 1f out, held on under pressure towards finish, won at Newcastle 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in May beating Tres Coronas (8-11) by ns, 7 ran.
King's Approach (IRE) 11-8fav (9-2) Led, ridden 2f out, headed narrowly 1f out, still every chance when short of room inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Niran (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in May.
Little Perisher 7-2 (9-3) Prominent, led over 2f out, ran on final furlong, ridden out, won at Ascot 5f 2yo mdn (3) gf in May beating Absolute Music (8-12) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Mon Brav 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, squeezed for room approaching final furlong, ran on to lead well inside, kept on, won at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in May beating Pinnacle Lad (9-3) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Red Avalanche (IRE) 4-6fav (9-5) Chased leader, switched right to rails over 1f out, led over 1f out, ridden and headed when bumped inside final furlong, soon well held, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Crown (9-0) at Windsor 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in May.
Royal Desert 11-10fav (9-0) Made all, kept on well, driven out, won at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in May beating Yer Woman (8-6) by 2l, 7 ran.
Walkingonthemoon 5-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Roi De Vitesse (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 2yo stks (2) gd in May.
Yeadon 11-10fav (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, edged right, kept on inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Bow Beaver (9-3) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.