NASHVILLE won last year's renewal and has finished second here subsequently off a higher mark. He can go in again and is preferred to stablemate English Summer. But there are plenty of others with claims including Rosslyn Castle, returning to 2m, and Kempton runner-up Ridgeway Storm. Nafaath would prefer more rain and Caledonia had an alternative engagement yesterday but Tappanappa has slipped down the weights and makes a quick reappearance having made the frame at Kempton during the week.
Albert Bridge 9-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 4f out, 12th of 17, 16l behind Villa Royale (9-10) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
English Summer 15-8 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon hard pressed, all out, just held on, won at Chester 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Notarised (8-11) by nk, 5 ran.
Rosslyn Castle 4-1 (9-5) Dwelt held up in rear, not clear run entering final 2f, switched right, ridden and ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Emerahldz (8-3) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Ridgeway Storm (IRE) 7-2 (8-5) Tracked leaders on outside, effort on outside over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, closed on winner towards finish but never able to challenge, 2nd of 8, nk behind Expert Fighter (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jul.
Nashville (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Rhombus (9-9) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Kleitomachos (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Close up, lost place 5f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 13l behind Precision Strike (8-7) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Nafaath (IRE) 4-1 (9-12) Led, brought field to centre of course in straight, ridden 2f out, strongly pressed over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Deauville Dancer (8-13) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Caledonia 12-1 (8-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun beating Enchanted Garden (8-6) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Underwritten 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Echo Brava (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4).
Tappanappa (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Deficit (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Annaluna (IRE) 5-2 (9-4) Led, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, no chance with winner over 1f out, no extra into 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 4l behind Quadriller (9-3) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.