Los Nadis looked in fine form when comfortably landing an amateurs' event last week but a penalty makes this much more difficult. Mark Johnston generally has a go at winning this and it would be no surprise to see CAT O' NINE TAILS run well at a big price. He's hopeless on soft ground, which he encountered at Ascot last time, but he found his form around this time last year and scored three times. King's Counsel has never won at anywhere near this trip on the Flat but a victory over hurdles suggests he won't be daunted while Rosewin continues in fine shape and very nearly defied a 9lb rise for her previous C&D victory when running John Forbes close at Newcastle.
Rangefinder 40-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 28l behind Montaff (9-11) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Apr.
Rosewin (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Held up, headway to track leaders 4f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind John Forbes (9-0) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Ladies Best 40-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, reminders over 7f out, weakened over 5f out, 12th of 17, well behind Swingkeel (9-2) at Royal Ascot 2m 6f stks (2) sft in Jun.
Cat O' Nine Tails 4-1 (9-6) Led, headed over 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Simonside (8-10) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Jackday (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Held up, headway over 3f out, lost place over 1f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Red Kestrel (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Sonara (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, led after 5f, joined 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no impression with winner final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Cat O' Nine Tails (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
King's Counsel (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Led, ridden over 2f out, soon headed, switched left final 50 yards, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Amazing King (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Los Nadis (GER) 7-2 (10-13) Held up towards rear on inner, headway to lead over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun beating Soprano (9-13) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Puy d'Arnac (FR) 6-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Simonside (8-10) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Danceintothelight 10-1 (8-12) Keen, mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Tillietudlem (8-9) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.