Sir Michael Stoute's RACY is bound to be popular with backers following an improved effort when dropped back to the minimum trip at Leicester last week when finding just Monsieur Joe too good and he can go one better off just a 1lb higher mark today, getting the vote ahead of The Strig and Little Garcon. Marco Botti's gelding has done little wrong this term including on his first effort back on turf at Haydock last week when a close second to Sunraider and he has every chance off just a 1lb higher mark today. Tim Easterby's Confessional should appreciate the return to the minimum having not been disgraced when third behind Swilly Ferry in a decent contest here over six furlongs last time. Russian Rock is closely matched with Confessional on that running and is another to consider although a bigger threat may come from The Strig. Only narrowly beaten by Tom Folan here last time, the Stuart Williams-trained gelding has every chance off just a 2lb higher mark today. More solid claims are held by Racy though and he can give Sir Michael Stoute another winner.
The Only Boss (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Led 1f, soon under pressure, weakened halfway, last of 20, 30l behind Victoire De Lyphar (8-7) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Little Garcon (USA) 8-1 (9-1) Steadied start, pulled hard, held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Sunraider (9-3) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Russian Rock (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Tracked leader far side, ridden 2f out, stayed on to lead that group well inside final furlong, 4th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Swilly Ferry (9-1) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Racy 7-4fav (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out, hung left and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Monsieur Joe (9-7) at Leicester 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Magical Macey (USA) 33-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 20, 10l behind Victoire De Lyphar (8-7) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Living It Large (FR) 12-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 11l behind Monsieur Joe (9-7) at Leicester 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Confessional 14-1 (8-6) Led center group and overall leader, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, ran on, 3rd of 17, 3 1/2l behind Swilly Ferry (9-1) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
High Spice (USA) 12-1 (9-0) In touch when badly hampered over 5f out, stumbled and lost handy position, ridden on outside over 2f out, no response and eased final furlong, last of 9, 10l behind Flaneur (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo stk 0-80 (4) gf in May.
The Strig 14-1 (9-1) Raced alone towards centre, disputed lead until overall leader over 1f out, ridden and soon huhg left, 2 lengths clear 1f out, ran on, headed post, 2nd of 6, shd behind Tom Folan (8-5) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.