Slow ground and a high draw have done Fred Willetts no favours and likewise Baldemar. My Kingdom won't mind the going but he, too, will have to race wide or drop in from a disadvantageous draw. Masked Dance and Arganil have better stall positions but have both ran shockers since winning and Corporal Maddox makes more appeal dropping back in trip. The latter sports his owners second colours as top weight PARISIAN PYRAMID wears the first and looks to have every chance dropped in class with a 7lb claimer helping his cause. Pat Morris' charge gets the vote to end a long losing run with plenty in his favour.
Parisian Pyramid (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Led, pressed over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 5l behind Chilli Green (8-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in May.
Arganil (USA) 16-1 (9-13) Towards rear and pushed along, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 15, well behind Fast Shot (9-9) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Jun.
Elusive Prince 22-1 (9-6) Missed break and detatched in rear, pulled up after 2f, in a race won by Arganil (9-5) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May, 12 ran.
Nasri 12-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, behind and never on terms, 10th of 16, 12l behind Rex Imperator (9-3) at Windsor 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jun.
Fred Willetts (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Always prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, always just held by winner, 2nd of 13, nk behind L'Ami Louis (9-4) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Bathwick Bear (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Towards rear, no progress when not much room over 1f out, 11th of 17, 17l behind Judge 'n Jury (9-8) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun.
Orpsie Boy (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 7th of 13, 6l behind Imperial Djay (9-9) at Chester 1m hcp 105 (2) sft in Jun.
Quality Art (USA) 50-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 8l behind Jedward (9-2) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Corporal Maddox 6-1 (10-0) In touch, ridden 3f out, slightly outpaced over 1f out, stayed on to go 4th towards finish, not trouble leaders, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Klynch (10-3) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Masked Dance (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased and tailed off, last of 11, 24l behind Damika (8-6) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 15, 18l behind Fast Shot (9-9) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Jun.
My Kingdom (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) In touch in mid-division, headway 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind King Of Eden (9-2) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Baldemar 9-2fav (8-12) Raced wide towards rear, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Sacrosanctus (9-4) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Defence Council (IRE) 15-2 (9-11) Dwelt, towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 15, 8l behind El Mcglynn (7-13) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.