A wide open finale, but YOUNG GLADIATOR can make it a hat-trick of course and distance wins, and carries our support ahead of Hansomis and Compton's Eleven. His two career successes have come in similar events here this summer. Although poorly drawn, he was last time too but a good ride from Ian Brennan saw him quickly grab the rail and put the race to bed. Similar tactics may be employed today, and he comes here well in at the weights against some out of sorts rivals. Comptons Eleven will be happier in this company than what he's come up against in his last couple of outings at Epsom. He's paid his way over the years but not won since last summer, but coming out of stall one today could prove a massive help. Violent Velocity is in good form and can be relied on to run his race. Hansomis had a great June with two wins and two seconds, but an early July race may have been too much for her, but we'll put a line through that run and say she must come into calculations. However, our selection for the lucky last is Young Gladiatior.
Misphire 12-1 (9-4) Pushed along towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on, 5th of 11, 5l behind Jeninsky (9-6) at Doncaster 7f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gs in Jul.
Leonid Glow 11-2 (9-12) Held up, headway and switched left over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Tangerine Trees (9-5) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Jonny Lesters Hair (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Bold Marc (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Woodsley House (IRE) 13-2 (9-11) In rear, ridden 3f out, headway approaching final furlong, kept on towards finish, 5th of 13, 4l behind Apollo Shark (9-11) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Compton's Eleven 8-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, hampered 4f out, ran on and no danger after, 7th of 8, 10l behind Spirit Of Sharjah (10-0) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Violent Velocity (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, led briefly inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Apollo Shark (9-11) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Hansomis (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Soon led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 18l behind Bid For Gold (9-7) at Carlisle 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Avontuur (FR) 9-1 (8-0) Dwelt, led after 2f, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 6l behind Mandalay King (8-5) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Young Gladiator (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on well final furlong, won at Newcastle 7f clm stks (6) gs in Jul beating Moody Tunes (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Fortunate Flame 9-2 (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 14, 6l behind Silent Hero (9-6) at Southwell 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jun.
Sunley Sovereign 8-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 18, 8l behind Just Sam (9-0) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.