GLOWING PRAISE hails from a yard in good form and he gets the vote here over Rafiqa and Star Links. Ed McMahon is enjoying a purple patch and Glowing Praise was an impressive winner when beating Mefraas at Leicester last month. He looks progressive and his overall form works out quite well so he makes plenty of appeal. Rafiqa was well punted at Newmarket last time when she ran a respectable race to finish third behind Cyflymder. She looked in need of the run that day so she should come on plenty and she could be a leading player here. Star Links was a little disappointing over 7f at Kempton last time but prior to that he had run well over a mile at Goodwood and the return to today's trip is a definite plus. Roar of Applause is consistently running well but the handicapper may just have his measure at present and he looks set for a place at best. Global would have claims on his best form but he has been a long way below that on his last two starts and he is hard to back with confidence at present. Glowing Praise has plenty in his favour and he gets the vote.
Rafiqa (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Keen, held up mid-division, pushed along and lost place halfway, ridden 2f out, switched right entering final furlong, ran on strongly to take 3rd inisde final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Cyflymder (9-8) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Global 4-1 (8-8) Led, drifted left under pressure 2f out, soon headed and weakened, 5th of 6, 11l behind We'll Come (9-11) at Salisbury 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Star Links (USA) 2-1fav (9-2) Steadied start, soon tracking leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong and faded, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Street Power (9-2) at Kempton 7f Handicap (0-85) (3yo+) (4) pol in Jun.
Elliptical (USA) 14-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden on inside 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 17, 20l behind River Captain (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Swift Chap 16-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, soon ridden, no extra and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind Saint Arch (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Mar.
Roar of Applause 10-1 (9-4) Mid-division, stayed on steadily from over 1f out, not reached leaders, 4th of 10, 4l behind Yirga (8-12) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Glowing Praise 2-1 (9-7) Pulled hard, tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, eased near finish, won at Leicester 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Mefraas (9-6) by 2l, 6 ran.
Imaam 9-2 (9-3) Mid-division, effort on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 5l behind Yirga (8-12) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Efficiency 20-1 (9-6) Always in rear, outpaced 3f out, never dangerous, 12th of 13, 31l behind Love Pegasus (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Sapphire Prince (USA) 25-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, driven over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Edgeworth (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Quinsman 12-1 (9-2) Held up, pushed along 5f out, ridden 3f out, driven over 1f out, staying on when not clear run and not much room 1f out, last of 6, 4l behind Glowing Praise (9-7) at Leicester 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Sky High Kid (IRE) 15-8fav (9-3) Tracked leader, led well over 1f out, driven and all out, won at Great Leighs 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec beating Princess Zohra (8-12) by hd, 6 ran.