Having reportedly run too free over 1m4f when tailed-off at Musselburgh on the first day of June, Grandorio turned up at York a fortnight later to run his rivals ragged in a five-runner affair, the form of which is rather hard to fathom. The drop to 1m2f seemed to suit that day but he has been hit with a hefty 12lb rise for that success. Conceding 7lb to BROUGHTON will not be an easy task and Mark Johnston's progressive Teofilio colt is taken to build on a ready victory over Endearing in a useful Chester handicap. His overall profile is most appealing and both successes this season have arrived at this trip. Red Avenger has it to do at the weights but Ajmany, below par last time behind Remote at Doncaster, will be a leading player if returning to the level of his reappearance run when third to King Of The Danes at Ascot.
Grandorio (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Held up last, niggled along halfway, good headway 4f out, went 2nd 3f out, led on bit over 2f out, clear final 2f, very easily, won at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun beating Lilac Lace (8-13) by 8l, 5 ran.
Red Avenger (USA) 40-1 (8-8) Well behind, ran on inside final furlong, no chance, 13th of 27, 7l behind Roca Tumu (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Broughton (GER) 6-4fav (9-7) Switched left start in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun beating Endorsing (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Ajmany (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 10, 12l behind Remote (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Funk Soul Brother 12-1 (9-5) Soon tracking leaders, shaken up and lost place over 2f out, 6th of 9, 12l behind Monsieur Rieussec (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.