Jwala has made all to win her last two starts and will go very close again if allowed her own way up front. That looks unlikely, however, as El McGlynn also made all to score at Haydock last time and Beau Mistral was never headed when scoring over C&D last month. The latter had SONKO behind on that occasion but Tim Pitt's sprinter re-opposes on much better terms here and can take advantage of the likely fast pace with course specialist Franny Norton doing the steering. Kool Henry is another who likes to race prominently and Vocational will need the gaps to appear drawn out wide.
Vocational (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened and eased final furlong, 11th of 16, 12l behind Rex Imperator (9-3) at Windsor 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jun.
Jwala 9-2 (9-3) Broke fast, made all, soon clear, ridden inside final furlong and tiring in closing stages, held on, won at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun beating Place In My Heart (9-2) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Kool Henry (IRE) 10-3 (8-13) Led until over 3f out, lost place and dropped to rear halfway, ridden and headway inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 7, 7l behind Free Zone (8-13) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Pale Orchid (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 13th of 17, 36l behind Sholaan (8-9) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Jun.
Sonko (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Went left start, headed entering final furlong, faded closing stages, 5th of 6, 4l behind Tango Sky (8-6) at Haydock 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
O'Gorman 9-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 5l behind Khubala (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Beau Mistral (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Sat down in stalls as gates opened and jockey stepped off (unseated rider), in a race won by Silvanus (9-4) at Chester 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun, 12 ran.
Waseem Faris (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 13, 3l behind Khubala (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
El Mcglynn (IRE) 50-1 (7-13) Made all, ridden over 2f out, held on well towards finish, won at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft beating Emiratesdotcom (9-8) by 1l, 15 ran.