Sound Of Guns has had anything but clear runs in her two starts this season and the Flying Childers third should be in the shake-up. David O'Meara has wreaked improvement out of SMOOTHTALKINRASCAL since joining him in March and he was a very unlucky loser of the Dash at Epsom. He certainly deserves this step-up in grade and can gain compensation. Morawij is penalised for his Listed race victory here last summer but ran a fine race on his reappearance in the Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock and has to be a major threat. Dutch Masterpiece was gaining his fourth victory on his seventh start at Chester and he's another who is entitled to take his place in this better class event.
Morawij 33-1 (8-10) Chased leaders far side, headway over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Kingsgate Native (9-4) at Haydock 5f Grp 2 (1) fm in May.
Dominate 25-1 (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Zanetto (9-0) at Newbury 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in May.
Dutch Masterpiece 9-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, led on inside 1f out, ridden clear, ran on well, comfortably, won at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Bapak Sayang (8-10) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Normal Equilibrium 5-1 (8-9) Held up, switched right and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, readily, won at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May beating Bispham Green (8-4) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Smoothtalkinrascal (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Badly hampered start, well behind, headway over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, finished fast to 2nd final strides, not quite get up, 2nd of 17, nk behind Duke Of Firenze (9-0) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp (2) gd.
Sandreamer (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 8l behind Ninjago (8-11) at Ascot 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in May.
Lady Ibrox 12-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on, 8th of 17, 4l behind Moviesta (9-4) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May.
Lady Phill 100-1 (8-6) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 7l behind Ninjago (8-11) at Ascot 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in May.
Lasilia (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Led stands side pair and overall leader, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression when lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 11l behind Scream Blue Murder (8-7) at Nottingham 6f fll lst stks (1) gd in May.
March 5-2fav (9-6) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on outside 2f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, edged right under pressure and quickened to lead final 100 yards, won at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May beating The Art Of Racing (9-6) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Sound Of Guns 9-2 (8-9) Last to break, held up in rear, took keen hold, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, edged left inside final furlong, no extra final 75 yards, 4th of 8, 6l behind Zanetto (9-0) at Newbury 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in May.