The older brigade look exposed and the three-year-olds make greater appeal. DR DARCEY has yet to get on the scoreboard but has already gone close twice over this trip and looked to find a longer trip too demanding last time. He's interesting off a fair mark back to a mile and a half. Richard Hughes may well set out to dictate matters from the front. Tarjung Agas has relished the move to middle distances and battled on well to score at Bath last time. Upped in grade now, he looks sure to improve again after just five career runs and rates the main threat. Miss Bounty and Rodrigo De Freitas form a decent team for Jim Boyle and are preferred in that order due the mare's reliability. Epsom Salts is descending the weights and shouldn't be discounted at his favourite track.
Epsom Salts 12-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden 5f out, never dangerous, eased inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 20l behind Riptide (8-8) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Miss Bounty 8-1 (8-5) In rear, hampered over 2f out, headway 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Hawaana (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f app hcp (5) gs.
Robby Bobby 11-2 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 5f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened and eased, last of 8, well behind Buddy Holly (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.
Rodrigo De Freitas (IRE) 9-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders, led on outside 2f out, no extra and headed final 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Shernando (9-10) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp (5) gf.
Professor John (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway towards outside over 3f out, went close 3rd and hung badly left behind winner over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, not resolute and refused to go through with effort, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Come On The Irons (9-1) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Tanjung Agas (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Prominent, led over 2f out, soon pressed, driven and looked reluctant entering final furlong, soon hung right, all out, won at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun beating Sea The Flames (8-13) by nk, 17 ran.
Shesha Bear 17-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 17l behind Turjuman (9-4) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Dr Darcey 4-1 (8-5) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, well held by front pair final furlong, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Lastroseofsummer (10-0) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Suhailah 10-1 (8-11) Raced wide tracked leaders, edged right over 2f out, weakening when short of room and switched left over 1f out, 7th of 10, 19l behind Gems (8-9) at Folkestone 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.