A competitive finale as all eight runners have shown a decent level of form this year. Bachotheque arguably faces a stiff task under joint top weight but Elle Woods, Tatsilu and Order Of Service all won last time. The first-named scored over track and trip and should be thereabouts again. Al Udeid has been knocking on the door and Ceelo is starting to come down the weights but Baltic Prince is still 12lb higher than when scoring at Beverley in the spring. LIGHTNING LAUNCH also had the latter behind when runner-up to Mystical Man at Chester and Daniel Cremin again takes off 7lb. Mick Channon's gelding has form at a higher level and can return to winning ways this evening.
Bachotheque (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Towards rear, slightly outpaced over 2f out, ridden and ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 7, 6l behind Pipers Note (8-12) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Elle Woods (IRE) 9-4fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, switched left over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon edged right, stayed on well, won at Carlisle 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun beating Dusky Queen (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Tatlisu (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon hard pressed, just held on, won at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun beating Fortinbrass (9-5) by shd, 8 ran.
Order Of Service 12-1 (9-4) Went right start, made virtually all, ridden and quickened over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun beating Exzachary (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Lightning Launch (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) In touch, headway over 1f out, ridden and soon chased winner, no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Mystical Man (9-7) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Al Udeid (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Went right start tracked winner, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Azrur (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Ceelo 7-4 (9-7) Soon crossed over to lead on rail, ridden over 1f out, headed and unable to quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Jontleman (8-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Baltic Prince (IRE) 13-2 (8-3) Tracked winner, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 7l behind Mystical Man (9-7) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.