Richard Fahey clearly feels that his unbeaten colt, Peter Mac, is ready for this rise in grade but he'll have to improve plenty to handle EMIRATES FLYER. The Godolphin charge followed up a winning Bath debut by progressing again to post a staying-on fifth in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot last month in a manner suggesting that this additional furlong is ideal at his current stage of development. He holds Green Door on Norfolk running so it's Richard Hannon who fields the main threat in Sacha Park, a respectable sixth in the Windsor Castle Stakes at the royal meeting and another expected to relish the move to 6f. He's a useful maiden and it's interesting that he's aimed at this contest against previous winners rather than being offered a softer target.
Emirates Flyer 16-1 (9-1) Soon outpaced towards rear, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind No Nay Never (9-1) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Green Door 9-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 7l behind No Nay Never (9-1) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Peter Mac (IRE) 15-8 (9-2) Tracked leading pair, pushed along over 2f out, headway and switched right when barged rival over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on hands and heels, won at Beverley 5f 2yo nov stk (5) gf beating Blockade (8-11) by 1l, 3 ran.
Sacha Park (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Raced far side, in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon every chance, led far side group inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 6th of 24, 2 1/4l behind Extortionist (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Jun.