Older horses towards the top end of the handicap have dominated this prize and KAVACHI, Cheam Forever and Licence To Till may be the three to concentrate on. Kavachi is not ideally drawn but he's usually held-up so it may not inconvenience him as much as it would some of his opponents and, whilst he will need plenty of luck in running, he's far too well handicapped to ignore having shown signs of a return to form at Goodwood. An each-way interest looks best as Cheam Forever looks poised to run a big race from the three box having been well backed at Pontefract last time; he made a bold bid to make every yard and this course and distance winner won't be easy to pass. Licence To Till represents last year's successful trainer and looks well-in here having returned to form at Epsom over a trip that might have stretched him but his draw is not ideal for one that likes to race prominently. Eastern Gift is another with possibilities whilst the regally bred Al Joza battled on well to beat a subsequent winner at Windsor and has to be feared but is another that could be undone by the draw. Kavachi is drawn even higher but Ryan Moore is fancied to weave his way through the pack and pounce close home.
Pegasus Again (USA) 13-2 (10-3) In touch on stands side rail, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 15th of 17, 16l behind Rosko (9-3) at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Kavachi (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, squeezed through inside final 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to trouble leaders, 6th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Start Right (9-4) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Very Well Red 8-1 (9-8) Stumbled start, soon led, ridden and hard pressed 2f out, headed narrowly well inside final furlong, rallied to regain lead post, won at Redcar 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jul beating Salerosa (9-2) by hd, 7 ran.
Cheam Forever (USA) 10-3fav (9-13) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Flying Silks (9-12) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Buxton 16-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, switched right to inside 3f out, good headway soon after, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on until no extra and headed close home, lost 2nd on line, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Lady Florence (9-2) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Eastern Gift 12-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, switched right to outside inside final 2f, some headway over 1f out, never a danger, 11th of 15, 5l behind Aviso (9-1) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Raced wide in mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 3rd of 11, 3l behind West End Lad (9-13) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Ocean Countess (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, reminder soon after start, outpaced in rear, headway from 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd post, 3rd of 6, 11l behind High Importance (9-3) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jul.
Licence To Till (USA) 7-2fav (9-0) Keen tracked leader, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, nk behind Roman Glory (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Leadenhall Lass (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Steadied start, in rear, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, edged left and stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Amber Sunset (9-4) at Epsom Downs 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Twilight Star (IRE) 9-2fav (9-12) Chased leaders on outside, challenged 3f out, still pressing leaders 2f out, edging right when bumped inside final 2f, bumped again over 1f out, weakened soon after, 12th of 14, 19l behind Lady Florence (9-2) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Kipchak (IRE) 13-8fav (9-10) Made all, pushed along over 3f out, clear entering final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m app hcp (6) gf in Jul beating Crystallize (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Al Joza 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, pressed from over 1f out, ran on gamely, won at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Our Drama Queen (9-4) by hd, 9 ran.
Musical Script (USA) 13-2 (9-4) Held up in rear, some headway when eased up inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 8l behind Lady Florence (9-2) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Inquisitress 8-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, headway 3f out, soon hard ridden, never able to challenge, 8th of 13, 10l behind Fitzolini (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Jul.