Kingscroft won over a mile here in July with Viva Ronaldo back in third and Fred Willetts and My Kingdom well behind. However, he has the worse of today's draw and, with stablemate Below Zero carrying a penalty for a win at Dundalk, Crown Counsel may have the best chance of Mark Johnston's trio. Mr David is closely matched with Lowther on latest running at Newmarket and both could figure along with Bohemian Melody, but a chance is taken on MON CADEAUX. He's finished runner-up in both starts over C&D this season but this is less competitive and Andrew Balding has won this race twice in the last four years.
Mon Cadeaux 18-1 (8-12) Raced far side, towards rear, ridden when hampered 2f out, soon beaten and eased, 19th of 27, 9l behind Hoof It (10-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Lowther 16-1 (9-3) Raced center close up, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 4th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Captain Ramius (9-0) at Newmarket 7f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Mr David (USA) 8-1 (8-13) Raced stands side held up, switched left and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Captain Ramius (9-0) at Newmarket 7f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Bohemian Melody 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, no impression, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Dunelight (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Kyllachy Star 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division on outer, ridden and no impression from 3f out, eased final furlong, 16th of 17, 20l behind Stunning View (9-5) at Galway 1m hcp gd in Jul.
Dubai Dynamo 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, never reached leaders and no impression final furlong, 9th of 18, 8l behind Navajo Chief (9-3) at York 1m hcp (2) gs.
Below Zero (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Made all, ridden well over 1f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 6f hcp pol beating The Reaper (9-5) by 4l, 14 ran.
Advanced 66-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden when bumped over 1f out, no real progress after, 10th of 19, 6l behind Boom And Bust (8-10) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Crown Counsel (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) With leader, weakened quickly over 2f out, last of 11, 18l behind Rave (9-3) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Viva Ronaldo (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, ran on well, never reached leaders, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Kingscroft (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Kingscroft (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Towards rear, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 13l behind Morache Music (9-6) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Celtic Sultan (IRE) 40-1 (8-4) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 18, 14l behind Grissom (8-4) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
My Kingdom (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Directorship (9-5) at Newbury 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Belle Royale (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 20l behind Crystal Gal (9-0) at Haydock 1m fll lst stks (1) gd.
Fred Willetts (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Slowly away, always behind, 9th of 11, 8l behind Kingscroft (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Star Links (USA) 10-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders on inner, 3rd halfway, ridden under 2f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3l behind Seeharn (9-8) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gd.
Steed 20-1 (9-8) Held up in touch, shaken up over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 21l behind Coolminx (9-4) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.