Response has been knocking on the door in similar company but looks a bit one-paced and it would be no surprise if he found at least one too good again here. Bordah and Bourbon both have scope, the latter having his first start for the Johnston yard after leaving Godolphin. But connections must have been delighted with SPIRIT OF RIO's first run back at Doncaster following a year on the sidelines. He wasn't given a hard race and can show the benefit here to land this for an in-form stable. Ed Dunlop's newcomer Bold Citizen could prove the pick of the remainder.
Bold Citizen (IRE) New Approach colt out of Claxon.
Bordah (USA) 5-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up, some headway 2f out, went modest 4th inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 10, 18l behind Inaad (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Bourbon 11-4 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 10l behind Endless Credit (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Duke of Grazeon (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Badly left at start, detached, last of 4, 28l behind Desert Revolution (9-5) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Response 5-2 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Familliarity (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Roycano Lucarno gelding out of Royal Distant.
Spirit Of Rio (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Life Partner (9-4) at Doncaster 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
The Power of One (IRE) 80-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, never a factor, last of 14, 42l behind Morpheus (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.
Young Jay 17-2 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, losing place when hampered over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 26l behind Inaad (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
All Black Rose 25-1 (8-12) Dwelt, detatched, always tailed off, last of 10, well behind Capella's Song (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jul.
Henpecked 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 11l behind I Say (9-0) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) sft in Jul.