Plenty with chances in a wide-open contest. That includes course and distance winner Bowie Boy as he returns to a mile and Hedge End won on his last visit to this venue in December. Brown Eyed Honey scored twice over 7f before finding 1m2f beyond her while Lingfield winner Zman Awal and Cornish Path are others with a shout. But a tentative vote goes to GILBEY'S MATE making his all-weather debut as this looks slightly easier than his recent tasks on the Turf.
Bowie Boy (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Chased leaders on outside, ridden and not quicken well over 1f out, no danger after, 7th of 10, 8l behind Idea (8-11) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Jun.
Instant Attraction (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 3l behind Billingsgate (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Hedge End (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Held up in rear, driven and headway on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, went 2nd and every chance 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Golden Journey (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Gilbey's Mate 6-1 (9-2) Prominent, led 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Billingsgate (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Ice Slice (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 5l behind Lungarno Palace (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Brown Eyed Honey 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, challenged over 3f out, beaten over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Crystal Nymph (8-10) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Cornish Path 11-4 (9-7) Tracked leading trio, ridden and went 3rd over 1f out, switched left final 100 yards, stayed on into 2nd post, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Twin Point (9-7) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Zman Awal (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside 2f, soon ridden, chased leaders over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Maria Bella (9-1) at Kempton 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Applejack Lad 40-1 (8-5) Always towards rear, last of 12, 13l behind Outback Traveller (9-6) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Be Seeing You 7-2 (8-11) Slowly into stride, in touch towards rear, effort on outer 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 8l behind Stampede (9-1) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Crafty Exit 7-1 (9-5) Outpaced, 9th of 11, 36l behind Invincible Fresh (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Zambeasy 4-1 (8-11) Raced alone towards far side, led until over 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 5l behind Charlie Wells (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Plucky Dip 10-1 (7-13) Close up, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Spirit Raiser (9-3) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Footsieonehundred (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) Led ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Crown Of Aragon (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun.