Both Hototo and Bogart were beaten at Goodwood before landing this prize for Kevin Ryan so a big run from Molecomb Stakes fourth Sleeper King is expected. He makes most appeal of his yard's five runners while Thunder Strike finished ahead of Miracle Of Medinah when third at Goodwood and is preferred to stable companion Fair Ranger. The former found the William Haggas-trained Saayerr too good in the Richmond Stakes which should give the Newmarket handler a good line on the chances of NEZAR, caught on the line over 7f at Newbury but expected to hold his own in this better company. Of the remainder, Viva Verglas improves with every start while Rufford and Xanthos have more scope than the likes of Green Door and Ventura Mist.
Master Carpenter (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 6l behind Anjaal (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Miracle of Medinah 8-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 5l behind Saayerr (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd.
Sleeper King (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leader racing on rail, led narrowly inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace towards finish, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Brown Sugar (9-0) at Goodwood 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Jul.
Thunder Strike 7-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Saayerr (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd.
Viva Verglas (IRE) 7-4 (9-2) Went right start, tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd halfway, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, ridden and kept on well last 100 yards, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (3) gd beating Back Lane (9-2) by 2 3/4l, 4 ran.
Yorkshire Relish (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, 17th of 20, 11l behind Flying Bear (8-5) at Goodwood 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd.
Dutch Breeze 6-4fav (9-5) With leader, ridden over 2f out, led 1f out, kept on and headed last 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Racing Mate (9-5) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Fair Ranger 5-6fav (9-2) Made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, rider dropped rein briefly towards finish, ran on, won at Warwick 7f 2yo nov stk (5) gf in Jul beating Brazos (9-0) by nk, 4 ran.
Foxy Clarets (IRE) 10-11fav (9-5) Tracked leader and keen, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, pressed and hung right inside final furlong, just held on, won at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs beating No Leaf Clover (9-5) by hd, 7 ran.
Green Door (IRE) 8-13fav (9-5) Made all, ridden and hung right from over 1f out, driven out, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo nov stks (5) pol beating Scruffy Tramp (9-4) by nk, 4 ran.
Haikbidiac (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) With winner far side, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure, no impression with leaders final 110 yards, 4th of 24, 3 1/2l behind Peniaphobia (8-8) at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) gf in Jul.
Morning Post 9-4 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 11, 5l behind Smart Salute (9-5) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Nezar (IRE) 7-4fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged right under pressure inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 9, ns behind Cricklewood Green (9-2) at Newbury 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Party Ruler (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, rallied to lead again well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Chester 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Emily Davison (8-0) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Rufford (IRE) 4-7fav (8-12) Chased leader, edged right and lost 2nd over 2f out, rallied on outside to chase winner well over 1f out, ridden to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, 3rd and held when bumped towards finish, 3rd of 4, 1l behind Cool Bahamian (8-12) at Pontefract 6f 2yo stk (2) gd in Jul.
Touch The Clouds 9-2 (8-4) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, all out, won at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (2) gf beating Suzi's Connoisseur (9-7) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Ventura Mist 12-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Fig Roll (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd in Jun.
Xanthos 12-1 (8-11) With leader, led over 2f out, driven clear over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, readily, won at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul beating Miss Acclaimed (8-7) by 4l, 12 ran.
Oasis Town 20-1 (8-0) Led stands side, ridden 2f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd when edged left towards finish, 3rd of 24, 1 1/4l behind Peniaphobia (8-8) at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) gf in Jul.
Tobougg Happy 7-4fav (9-7) In touch, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Party Ruler (9-0) at Chester 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.