Jamie Spencer has ridden the winner of the last two renewals and Mind Of Madness should go close. Well beaten over 6f last time, he was runner-up over today's trip in the Norfolk at Ascot before that which is presumably why Spencer prefers him to Qatar Racing's other runner Cool Strutter. Moonraker is another who failed to last home over 6f on his latest start but won over the minimum trip on his debut while Al Fareej made the frame in Listed company at Newbury last time. Lightscameraction ran well at Deauville last week despite the heavy ground, but SHOWING CHARACTER gets a speculative vote to keep her unbeaten record intact having won both starts to date over 5f at Chester.
Commander Patten (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Behind, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 7, 5l behind Bowson Fred (8-3) at Chester 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Cool Strutter (IRE) 10-11fav (9-5) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd beating Astrophysics (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Lightscameraction (IRE) 2-1fav (8-13) 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Souvenir Delondres (8-10) at Deauville(FR) 5f 2yo lst stk (1) sft.
Mind Of Madness (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 12, 8l behind Ivawood (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Moonraker 7-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up tracking leaders in centre of course, well there over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 7th of 8, 6l behind Ivawood (9-3) at Goodwood 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Showing Character 4-7fav (9-1) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Chester 5f 2yo stks (2) gf in Jul beating Rosie's Premiere (8-7) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Al Fareej (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, led well over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong until headed and not pace of winner final 150 yards, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Bronze Maquette (9-0) at Newbury 5f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) sft.
Horsforth 7-2 (8-7) Prominent, led 2f out, ridden 2 lengths clear entering final furlong, stayed on, won at Beverley 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jul beating Paco's Sunshine (8-7) by nk, 11 ran.
Littlemissblakeney 5-1 (9-0) Took keen hold in touch, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Calypso Beat (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gf in Jun.
Rosie's Premiere (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out until pushed along 2f out, chased leaders and chance over 1f out, weakening when not much room inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Bronze Maquette (9-0) at Newbury 5f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) sft.