Steer By The Stars has a second at Ascot to her credit but disappointed last time while Red Joker and Capo Rosso were both placed in testing ground on their latest starts and can figure if taking to today's faster surface. Clock Opera will need to step up on her latest run at Ripon while the Richard Fahey newcomer Montcliffe has entries in the upcoming sales races and is worth a second look. Kevin Ryan has won the last two renewals and a hat-trick looks on the cards with the 80,000gns Oasis Dream debutant MYSTERIOUS WONDER, especially if the betting speaks in his favour.
Capo Rosso (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Pressed leader, ridden and effort on outside over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd and held inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Botanic Garden (9-3) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Gold Beau (FR) 20-1 (9-3) Towards rear and pushed along, ridden 3f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 7, 10l behind Euxton Hall (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in May.
Red Joker (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) In touch in mid-division, headway over 2f out, switched right well over 1f out, soon pressing winner, no impression final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Silent Footsteps (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Rocket Ronnie (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Led early, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 15l behind Tha'ir (9-3) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Montcliffe Acclamation colt out of Dea Caelestis.
Mysterious Wonder Oasis Dream colt out of Raskutani.
Clock Opera (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Dwelt, chased leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Body And Soul (8-12) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Steer By The Stars (IRE) 11-8fav (9-0) Prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 9l behind Mary's Daughter (9-0) at Leicester 5f 2yo stks (4) gs.