A few of these arrive in fine fettle but MOTIVADO can boast the best recent form. Stepped up to 1m2f at Ripon for his reappearance, he beat a couple of last-time-out winners in good style and there should be more to come over today's longer distance. Lexi's Boy arrives on the back of a hat-trick on the all-weather and can improve on last season's two starts on turf, but the front-running Szabo's Destiny may set the race up for the selection and will do well to continue his winning streak. Polytrack maiden winner Quiz Mistress has scope for improvement and could prove the main threat.
Motivado 2-1fav (9-4) Dwelt, tracked leaders, not clear run over 2f out and over 1f out, soon switched left to challenge, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May beating Taqaat (9-6) by 2 3/4l, 6 ran.
Sky Falcon (USA) 13-2 (8-12) Tracked winner, took keen hold, ridden over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 7l behind Badeel (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Lexi's Boy (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Made all, challenged 2f out, ridden and strongly pressed inside final furlong, kept on well under pressure, won at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 50-80 pol in Apr beating Black Belt (9-2) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Quiz Mistress 9-2 (8-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leading pair over 2f out, kept on to lead final 100 yards, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Oversteer (9-3) by 1l, 12 ran.
Cosmic Moon 9-1 (8-10) In touch, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Agiaal (8-13) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Piave (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 11, 9l behind Grumeti (8-13) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Lexington Bay (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort towards stands side rail over 2f out, hung left under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 3rd near finish, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Communicator (9-5) at York 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Szabo's Destiny 4-1 (9-6) Soon led, headed 10f out, led again 5f out until 4f out, led 3f out, all out, won at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Veloce (8-12) by 1/2l, 7 ran.