Godolphin usually unleash some of their best juveniles on the Knavesmire and have won this for the past two years. Gulf Of Alaska has no fancy entries but this son of Sinndar is related to a host of winners and it wouldn't be a surprise if he made a winning start. Holy Roman Warrior has been staying on at one pace over 6f on ground with some give so the extra furlong should help but Tudor Empire has also shown a lack of pace at the business end and will need to improve. SAFFA HILL showed the benefit of his opening effort with a tremendous run over this C&D a fortnight ago where he led for much of the way. He's the type to go on to better things and should have the edge here.
Amoure Medici 25-1 (9-0) Fly jumped start, towards rear, headway over 2f out, hung badly left over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 15, 15l behind Coupe de Ville (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jun.
Bond Style Monsieur Bond colt out of In Some Style.
Festival Spirit 40-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 29l behind Saigon (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Gulf Of Alaska Sinndar colt out of Vituisa.
Holy Roman Warrior (IRE) 9-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, headway 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on and every chance until no extra final 110 yards, 4th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Ladykin (8-12) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.
Mr Snoozy Pursuit Of Love gelding out of Hard To Follow.
Saffa Hill (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Led, ridden, edged left and headed over 1f out, no extra close home, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Rock Supreme (9-0) at York 7f 2yo mdn (3) gd.
Salutary Kyllachy gelding out of Leonica.
Tudor Empire (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 14, 6l behind Mister Music (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.