Rainbow Rock was unlucky here on Thursday and will be fancied to go one better, though this is a tougher heat. Kings Fete is progressing at a rate of knots and on a hat-trick after cosy wins at Sandown and York. He has entries in the Great Voltigeur and the St Leger so will have to go close in this if he's to fulfil those obligations. But the Stoute colt was beaten by SECOND STEP on his debut at Newbury and Luca Cumani's gelding hasn't gone backwards either. He won over this trip last time and, though the runner-up has let the form down since, can score again here before having his sights raised. As well as Rainbow Rock, Mark Johnston runs Double Bluff and Master Of Finance and the pair have each-way claims while Satellite is lightly-raced. Pack Leader and Oasis Fantasy are consistent types and Adventure Seeker was impressive at York in May but hasn't raced since.
Double Bluff (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Led, hard ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Pallasator (10-0) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Kings Fete 5-2fav (8-8) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, kept on towards finish, won at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jul beating Mighty Yar (9-10) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Satellite (IRE) 11-8fav (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, soon under pressure, stayed on strongly, just failed, 2nd of 5, shd behind Roseburg (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-90 (3) sft in Jun.
Black Shadow 7-1 (9-1) Took keen hold tracking leaders, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden in 2nd and every chance over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, one pace and well held, kept on for 2nd, 2nd of 11, 2l behind What About Carlo (9-2) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Black Schnapps (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Led for 2f, chased leader until ridden over 2f out, stayed chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 18, 10l behind Elite Army (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Second Step (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, challenged 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, ran on well, readily, won at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul beating Arabian Revolution (9-6) by 2l, 8 ran.
Pack Leader (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Led, headed narrowly 3f out, ridden to lead again entering final furlong, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Kinshasa (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Adventure Seeker (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out chased leaders over 2f out, not clear run and switched left 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon clear, won at York 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May beating Penhill (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 15 ran.
Master Of Finance (IRE) (9-2) 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Oak Harbour (9-2) at Frauenfeld(SWI) 1m 4f 3yo stk gd in Jun.
Oasis Fantasy (IRE) 7-1 (8-0) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway on inner 2f out, stayed on chasing leaders inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Battersea (8-0) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Smiling Stranger (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and joined over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, no extra close home, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Saab Almanal (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Karraar 7-2fav (8-11) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Presburg (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Galactic Heroine 10-11fav (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 3, 4l behind Penhill (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Fun Mac (GER) 10-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, led early, tracked leaders, switched left over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 8, 18l behind Second Step (9-7) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Rainbow Rock (IRE) 6-1 (7-9) Started slowly, well off the pace in rear, headway when edging right and switched left over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, finished well but held when carried left soon after, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Lyn Valley (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Norse Star (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Prominent, hard ridden over 2f out, soon hung right, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 13l behind Purple Spectrum (8-11) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.