ORIENT CLASS has already notched up wins at Catterick and Musselburgh this season and, though tackling older sprinters for the first time, can defy a new career-high mark as he's clearly still on an upward curve. Whipphound appears in the handicapper's grip but has place claims again and Smokethatthunders won over this shorter trip at Yarmouth last year. Beach Rhythm won at bath in May and was taking on stronger opposition at Goodwood next time but Louis Vee has only ever won on Polytrack and By Rights has been found wanting in this grade in the past.
Whipphound 4-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and hung left inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Ishiamber (10-0) at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Smokethatthunders (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) In touch, under pressure over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 5l behind Springinmystep (9-2) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Alpha Delta Whisky 14-1 (7-13) Chased leaders, headway and every chance over 1f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, soon headed, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 3l behind Doctor Parkes (9-3) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Solemn 9-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 12, 5l behind Perfect Muse (9-9) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Orient Class 2-5fav (9-7) Always prominent, led over 1f out, nudged clear inside final furlong, readily, won at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May beating Dream Sika (8-10) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Beach Rhythm (USA) 10-1 (7-9) Led, headed over 3f out, prominent, ridden and hung right 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 6l behind Doctor Parkes (9-3) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Louis Vee (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 9l behind Picc of Burgau (9-8) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
By Rights 7-2fav (9-4) With leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened last 100 yards, 4th of 9, 6l behind Bashiba (8-7) at Leicester 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Studfarmer 28-1 (9-3) Dwelt, tracked winner after 1f, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 11l behind Licence To Till (9-4) at Goodwood 1m sell stks (4) gd in Jun.
Little Briar Rose 33-1 (8-10) Behind centre, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, never on terms, 9th of 13, 13l behind By Rights (8-8) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.