Plenty of winners on show with Euxton Hall's recent win at Pontefract arguably the best form. RHAMNUS produced the most impressive display, however, as he forged clear in soft ground to win his maiden at Sandown last month and today's going should hold no fears for Richard Hannon's colt. Stablemate Master Of War was well beaten in the Coventry at Royal Ascot with Living Desert even further behind and a bigger threat could come from Boomshackerlacker. He just got up in the rain-sodden ground at Newmarket last time and should go well again here.
Boomshackerlacker (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led inside final final, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jun beating Whipper Snapper (8-12) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Euxton Hall (IRE) 8-11fav (8-12) With leader, led over 2f out, driven and pressed over 1f out, stayed on gamely final furlong, on top close home, won at Pontefract 6f 2yo stks (2) gd beating Royal Rascal (8-7) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
Living Desert 100-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 16th of 22, 13l behind Dawn Approach (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Master Of War 50-1 (9-1) Held up, ridden and kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 9th of 22, 9l behind Dawn Approach (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Rhamnus Evensfav (9-2) Went left start led 1f, tracked leader until 2f out, switched left approaching final furlong, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, pushed out, comfortable, won at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Jun beating Fletcher Christian (9-2) by 4l, 8 ran.
All On Red (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, never on terms, 13th of 14, 18l behind Newfangled (8-12) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) sft in Jun.