Samsons Son scored over a shorter trip at Windsor on his return from a lay-off and has claims here despite a 5lb rise, but Bullet Man's victory at Doncaster came back in April and he may need the outing. Praxiteles flopped on a recent trip to Ireland but has every chance on his earlier win at Ffos Las and there should be more to come from Doncaster maiden winner Gogeo. Rockfella and Time To Work are others to consider, but the vote goes to SPICE FAIR, who scored over today's trip at Sandown last time and hasn't stopped improving yet.
Praxiteles (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Prominent, no extra from 2f out, 15th of 20, 33l behind Fosters Cross (10-1) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul.
Gogeo (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, held up last, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, headway on inside and staying on when hung left and not clear run throughout final furlong, 4th of 5, 2 3/4l behind Berling (10-0) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Samsons Son 6-1 (9-5) Held up rear of mid-division, headway over 3f out, tracked leader inside final 2f, upsides and driven inside final furlong, stayed on to lead last strides, won at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun beating Jivry (9-7) by hd, 11 ran.
Secret Tune 25-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, pushed along 5f out, soon lost place, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 36l behind Bernie The Bolt (9-13) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug '10.
Bullet Man (USA) 5-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, led 1f out, kept on well, won at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr beating Incendo (9-7) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Spice Fair 7-2 (8-12) Keen in rear, headway towards stand side rail over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul beating Morar (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Rockfella 7-1 (9-2) Led after 1f, headed 10f out, tracked leader, led again over 8f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Kings Bayonet (9-4) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Time To Work (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, keeping on when hampered inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Aiken (9-2) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Galivant (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) last of 8, 1 3/4l behind Shareta (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f 2yo lst stk (1) gs in Jul.