Richard Hannon runs two in this, including in-form top weight Coulsty, but is eclipsed by Richard Fahey, who saddles a trio of runners, and Mark Johnston. The Middleham handler has four in the line-up, headed by Goodwood third Almargo, but IFWECAN was only half-a-length behind on the Sussex Downs and is slightly better off at the weights here. He was second to the useful Velox over this longer trip at Sandown last month and is well drawn for a front-runner. By comparison, the consistent Lincoln and Brighton winner Mime Dance have been done no favours by the draw while Idea has disappointed in his last two starts. Wilde Inspiration and Top Of The Glas have been going well but in lesser company.
Coulsty (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Intransigent (9-0) at Chester 6f Listed stks (1) gs.
Almargo (IRE) 4-1fav (8-12) Led 1f, pressed leader, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner 100 yards out, outpaced into 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Safety Check (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Ifwecan 6-1 (8-12) Led after 1f, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, outpaced into 4th towards finish, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Safety Check (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Dutch Courage 8-1 (9-0) Raced freely tracking leaders, effort over 1f out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 7l behind Evita Peron (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo lst fll (1) sft in Jun.
Sir Guy Porteous (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, quickly lost place over 2f out, eased over 1f out, last of 13, 31l behind Apostle (9-7) at Chester 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Sir Robert Cheval 16-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out to chase leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Highland Acclaim (9-4) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Roachdale House (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Keen, close up, ridden when weakened 2f out, last of 12, 22l behind Golden Town (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Jul.
Lincoln (IRE) 11-4 (9-6) Led, ridden inside final furlong, headed towards finish, kept on, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Zaraee (9-2) at Newcastle 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Idea (USA) 6-1fav (8-11) Always towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 11th of 12, 15l behind Golden Town (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Jul.
The Hooded Claw (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Raced far side in touch, ridden halfway, no impression, 12th of 19, 7l behind Fast Track (8-6) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Little Shambles 12-1 (9-2) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 6l behind Related (9-6) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Wilde Inspiration (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft beating Our Boy Jack (9-7) by hd, 9 ran.
Regiment 8-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Provenance (9-4) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Top of The Glas (IRE) 11-4 (9-9) Behind, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Joys of Spring (9-7) at York 1m 3yo app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Champagne Sydney (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leading trio on inside, pushed along inside final 3f, 3rd inside final 2f, kept on into 2nd inside final furlong and stayed on but never able to challenge, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Take A Note (9-8) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Mime Dance 5-1fav (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, headway on outside from over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Piceno (9-5) by 1/2l, 12 ran.