Trainer David Lanigan has his string in great shape and his WANNABE KING can follow up a recent Windsor success here, while Emirates Roadshow and Roar Of Applause are also short-listed. The selection is raised 6lbs for a three length defeat of Cape Hawk over a similar trip to this and should be fine on this good ground. The extra half furlong is not likely to be an issue and we should side with him again. Godolphin entrant Emirates Roadshow is 3lbs higher than his only success but he will find this a little easier than when put firmly in his place behind Firebet at Newmarket last time. The team are red-hot at present, so there may be a little more to come from 1lb lower this time. Roar Of Applause would ideally prefer faster ground to be seen to best effect. This is his optimum trip, but he is 1lb higher than when beaten comfortably enough last time and we can take him on. Green Agenda showed a bit of spark at Thirsk but would also want the ground to dry more, though can't be ruled out from a mark of 75, while Cut And Thrust could also have a say if coming out again just 24 hours after a Kempton run. Wannabe King can be king here.
Wannabe King 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leading pair, challenged going well 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden out final furlong, stayed on well, won at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Cape Hawk (9-9) by 3l, 9 ran.
Emirates Roadshow (USA) 9-1 (8-5) In touch, steadied back to mid-division 7f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 8l behind Firebet (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jul.
Star Links (USA) 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, edged left and weakened final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind Glen Molly (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Roar of Applause 20-1 (9-0) Prominent, chased winner 4f out, ridden and almost upside approaching 2f out, well held final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Musleh (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Johnmanderville 28-1 (7-12) Led, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 12l behind Sri Putra (9-7) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-110 (2) gd in Jul.
At A Great Rate (USA) 11-2 (9-9) Towards rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ridden and kept on, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Flapper (8-0) at Newmarket 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Green Agenda 11-2 (9-7) Slowly into stride, pushed along in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, took 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Diamond Daisy (8-12) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Cut And Thrust (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Dwelt, soon in mid-division, outpaced final 2f, 6th of 12, 6l behind Musleh (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Young Dottie 11-1 (8-7) Held up in mid-division, pushed along 3f out, driven on outside 2f out, never going pace to challenge, 5th of 10, 5l behind Resort (9-7) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf.