EARLSMEDIC diddled up recently at the track and can win again from what could be a good high draw. He holds a few of these on that last run but bigger dangers may lurk in the form of Wyatt Earp and Special Day. The selection has been rejuvenated by the application of the visor and this progressive three-year-old now strikes as a very nicely handicapped horse. The stable's winners rarely go unbacked, and he can strike again. This race is tougher, but Gift Horse and John Keats, third and second last time respectively, may struggle to get any closer despite pulls in the weights. Rockfield Lodge continues to run well in defeat, comments that also apply to Realt Na Mara and Cornus. Obe Brave is nicely handicapped if ready to strike, as is Gift Horse but he flatters to deceive too often. Rocker and Romany Nights have nice racing weights but recent average runs to forget, whilst Liberation Spirit tries a visor for the first time; he is unexposed and does have ability but he tries this trip for the first time in his short career. Pacific Pride should be noted for consistent market support, whilst Wyatt Earp tends to save his best runs for York.
Gift Horse 9-1 (9-11) Held up in touch, not much room over 1f out, squeezed through inside final furlong, ran on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Earlsmedic (8-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Special Day 25-1 (9-3) Held up behind in centre, ridden and headway from 2f out, ran on final furlong, 7th of 20, 2 1/2l behind Total Impact (8-8) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Obe Brave 25-1 (8-8) Led, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 7l behind Kalahari Gold (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Wyatt Earp (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Outpaced, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 16, 10l behind Valery Borzov (9-11) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy.
Liberation Spirit (USA) 9-2 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 8, 9l behind Kalahari Gold (9-9) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp (4) gf.
Pacific Pride 11-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Divine Spirit (8-12) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
John Keats 14-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, edged left and chased winner inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Earlsmedic (8-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Cornus 7-1 (9-4) Held up, headway to dispute 2nd over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind Earlsmedic (8-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Tudor Prince (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) In touch, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 12l behind Balakiref (8-7) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Jul.
Imperial Echo (USA) 16-1 (8-6) Reared start, always behind, 8th of 11, 9l behind Mullein (8-6) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Brunelleschi 25-1 (9-1) Held up, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 13, 6l behind Earlsmedic (8-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Earlsmedic 5-1 (8-7) Went right start, made all, ridden 2f out, edged left and ridden clear final furlong, won at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating John Keats (9-5) by 4l, 13 ran.
Rockfield Lodge (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Bumped start, soon tracking leaders, led over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, 6th of 7, 10l behind Filligree (9-0) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp (5) gd.
Realt Na Mara (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Held up, ridden and no response 2f out, soon beaten and eased, 6th of 8, 17l behind Regal Royale (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Rocker 25-1 (7-7) Steadied start, raced keenly and soon prominent, weakened rapidly over 2f out, 18th of 19, 23l behind Pearly Wey (9-10) at Goodwood 6f hcap (2) gf.
Romany Nights (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Steady start, held up in rear, headway on stand rail over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Stand In Flames (10-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Lawyer To World 40-1 (8-13) Held up, headway under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 20l behind Nawamees (9-7) at Leicester 1m 4f clm (5) gd in Jul.