Hidden Link makes a quick reappearance having only managed third in similar company at Kempton on Wednesday when Duchess Of Dreams finished last of five. He should be thereabouts once again and the same applies to Birdy Boy. The latter finished well clear of a subsequent winner when runner-up here last month but has a gone up 7lb as a consequence. EXIT CLAUSE was beaten less than a length behind Bain's Pass and Mizyen, who both run in the previous race, over track and trip last time. This looks less competitive and Tony Carroll's colt won't need to improve much on that to open his account.
Hidden Link 7-4 (9-11) Led briefly soon after start, led again 6f out, ridden over 1f out, headed close home, 3rd of 5, 1/2l behind Echo Brava (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Spider House 8-1 (8-9) Dwelt, always in rear, ridden and struggling from over 3f out, last of 4, 25l behind Back On The Trail (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Jawinski (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Tracked winner until riiden halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 22l behind Black Monk (9-3) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Birdy Boy (USA) 15-8fav (8-12) Led after 1f, pushed along 2f out, ridden and pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Flying Tempo (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Exit Clause 33-1 (8-5) Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, unable to quicken towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Bain's Pass (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Duchess Of Dreams 50-1 (8-2) Took keen hold, led early, steadied into rear after 1f, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, last of 5, 3l behind Echo Brava (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.