HENLEY failed to land the odds on slow ground at Windsor last time but went close at York before that. He should appreciate this longer trip and is preferred to Wonder Of Qatar. The latter drops back in distance after staying on to take second at Leicester. Wet Sail improved when placed at Windsor recently while Astrophysics finished ahead of Manofmanytalents when runner-up at Sandown. Rahmah showed some promise at Redcar and the newcomer Waady is worth noting.
Astrophysics 5-1 (9-5) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, edged right and no impression on winner inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Cool Strutter (9-5) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Encore d'Or Oasis Dream colt out of Entente Cordiale.
Henley 4-11fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, behind, went 3rd over 3f out, driven along on outside over 1f out, plugged on into 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Hatchet Harry (9-5) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Manofmanytalents 66-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, went 4th 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Cool Strutter (9-5) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Rahmah (IRE) 18-1 (8-12) Started slowly, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Savannah Beau (9-0) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Waady (IRE) Approve colt out of Anne Bonney.
Wet Sail (USA) 4-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, chased leaders, one pace when switched right over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Steal The Scene (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Wonder Of Qatar (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Went right start tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, effort to press winner inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Good Contact (9-5) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Zamperini (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Dwelt in rear, badly hampered and stumbled over 2f out, kept on final furlong (improve), 6th of 13, 19l behind Home Of The Brave (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.