MANIFEST is bred in the purple and is put forwards ahead of Beauchamp Xerxes and Reportage. Henry Cecil knows the family well as his colt is a half-brother to Reams Of Verse, High Walden and Midday's dam Midsummer as well as Elmaamul. This is a relatively belated debut and it remains to be seen whether he possesses a fraction of their ability but it's interesting to see him start here. Kansai Spirit has claims on the pick of last season's form but appears to be the yard's second string behind Reportage who shapes as though he'll see out this longer trip. The step up should certainly bring about improvement from the stoutly bred Do The Strand whose never nearer Newbury seventh was an encouraging performance. Charger was another to make a nice introduction when fourth in a fair maiden that probably wasn't run at a pace to suit the well bred Rock Of Gibraltar colt. The experience and a stronger pace could see him leave the bare form behind. Beauchamp Xerxes has been highly tried and has rewarded the ambition with a Listed second before failing to run his race in a Group 2 at Royal Ascot. He has an obvious chance on his return to maiden company but Manifest is the suggestion.
Beauchamp Xerxes 25-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, pushed along halfway, soon struggling, well behind final 3f, last of 12, 47l behind Father Time (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Blizzard Blues (USA) Mr Greeley colt out of Blush Damask.
Catchmeifyoucan (FR) 14-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon tracking leaders, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 11, well behind Pictorial (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Charger 3-1fav (9-3) In touch, switched left over 1f out, soon pushed along, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3l behind Time Machine (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Desert Fever 33-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden 4f out, weakened 2f out, 11th of 14, 22l behind Time Machine (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Do The Strand (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Went right start, behind, kept on one pace final 2f, never in contention, 7th of 12, 9l behind Bridge Of Gold (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) sft in Apr.
Gulf Of Aqaba (USA) 6-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 9l behind Norwegian Dancer (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f mdn stks (4) gf in Jun.
Kansai Spirit (IRE) 4-5fav (9-3) Led, set steady pace, quickened over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, soon outpaced by winner, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Laurie Grove (9-3) at Great Leighs 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Manifest Rainbow Quest colt out of Modena.
Reportage (USA) 15-8 (9-1) Dwelt, soon in touch, effort to chase leading pair over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Stravella (9-8) at Chepstow 1m mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Regal Blush 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, driven along and one pace final 2f, 8th of 14, 6l behind Mrs Beeton (9-0) at Salisbury 1m Maiden Fillies Stakes (3yo) (5) gf in Jun.
Simplification 11-1 (9-2) Keen, tracked leader, ridden to press leader over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 4l behind La Coveta (9-8) at Leicester 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Tinaar (USA) Giant's Causeway filly out of Seattle Tac.