Set The Trend never threatened in Listed company at York on Saturday and this looks no easier while Es Que Love makes a quick reappearance after a fifth at the same track last week and finished ahead of Highland Colori in a handicap at Newmarket earlier. The Cheka was third behind a couple of higher rated horses at Thirsk last time and isn't out of this, but ANNUNCIATION is preferred. The Hannon colt won a decent handicap over 6f at Ascot on his latest start and had finished a couple of lengths behind subsequent French 2000 Guineas winner Style Vendome over today's trip in France earlier in the year.
Set The Trend 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden and behind, no chance with leaders over 1f out, 4th of 6, 8l behind Sirius Prospect (9-0) at York 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft.
Es Que Love (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, no extra and lost 3 places towards finish, 5th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Mont Ras (8-10) at York 1m hcp (2) gf.
Highland Colori (IRE) 7-2fav (9-12) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Gabriel's Lad (9-8) at Newmarket 7f hcp 105 (2) gf.
The Cheka (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Soon with leader, pushed along over 3f out, effort over 1f out, faded final furlong, 3rd of 4, 4l behind Lockwood (9-4) at Thirsk 7f cond Stakes (3) gd.
Annunciation 8-1 (9-13) Well outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led post, won at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd beating Noble Deed (9-5) by shd, 10 ran.