A fascinating finale where INCENDO is taken to bounce back to form and he heads a short-list which also includes Brooklyn Spirit and Grey Granite. Highland Legacy looks to be the solid runner in the race but he may prove vulnerable to an improver such as Sumbe who hasn't shown the slightest sign of delivering on his evident talent but steps up in trip on a 10lb lower mark than for his reappearance. Brooklyn Spirit is another potential improver for the stiffer test with cheekpieces added whilst Pathos is a fascinating runner on his return from a lengthy absence. Northumberland Plate entry Grey Granite isn't certain to get the trip but could well go close if he does although he has raced prominently in the past and there appears to be no shortage of pace on here which could play into the hands of Incendo. He never got into contention from off the pace at York but this track is far more conducive for hold-up performers and there are parts of his pedigree which suggest that he could well improve for his first run beyond a mile and a half and the booking of William Buick is a big positive. (Ian Ogg)
Just Lille (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Made all, clear over 4f out, unchallenged, won at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Lady Eclair (8-10) by 5l, 13 ran.
Highland Legacy 10-3fav (9-3) Held up in last trio, steady headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, switched left entering final furlong, stayed on to 2nd final 75 yards, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind It's A Date (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May.
Pathos (GER) 7-2 (8-9) Held up mid-division, headway over 4f out, led over 3f out, driven and edged right over 1f out, stayed on gamely, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcap (3) gf in Aug '07 beating Galactic Star (9-7) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Epsom Salts 16-1 (9-2) Heavily restrained start, held up in rear, headway on rails when not clear run and hampered over 2f out, squeezed through over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Brett Vale (9-11) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Crocus Rose 9-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, under pressure over 3f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 22l behind Sherman Mccoy (8-11) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) fm in Apr.
Grey Granite (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and wandered over 2f out, headed 2f out, stayed pressing leaders until no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Hollow Green (8-10) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Outrageous Request 13-2 (8-7) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 14, 31l behind My Arch (8-13) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Blue Nymph 8-1 (8-7) Took keen hold, held up, pushed along 3f out, one pace final 2f, 4th of 6, 8l behind Rajeh (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Abayaan 13-2 (9-2) Raced far side, overall leader, ridden over 2f out, edged right and headed over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Perfect Shot (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Incendo 10-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride and switched left start, always behind, 14th of 17, 13l behind Deauville Flyer (9-2) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Hindu Kush (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Dwelt, soon tracked leader, until ridden 3f out, gradually weakened, last of 8, 15l behind Dazzling Light (8-13) at Chester 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Hallstatt (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader entering final 3f, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Dazzling Light (8-13) at Chester 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Sumbe (USA) 8-1 (10-0) Held up in mid-division, pushed along 4f out, weakened 3f out, 7th of 12, 18l behind Cultivar (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Brooklyn Spirit 25-1 (8-4) Mid-division, pushed along 4f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 6l behind Aurorian (9-5) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Hawridge Star (IRE) 9-4 (8-10) Held up in last place in chasing group, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on (flag start), won at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Apr beating Goodwood Starlight (9-3) by 3/4l, 7 ran.