INTOMIST arrives unpenalised for Saturday's Windsor victory which came in an apprentice race under tonight's pilot. This is undoubtedly tougher but he should go well again and is handed the vote. Kosika could do with the ground firming up with his penalty for last week's Carlisle victory, his third on fast going. Meet Me Halfway went up 5lb for her victory at Yarmouth in April but it didn't affect her as she completed a double there the following month. She's up another 9lb here and her young rider's claim is a bonus. Good Luck Charm doesn't win often enough and is still high enough in the weights, a remark that also applies to Piceno though he ran an excellent race over an extra furlong in a better race than this at Chester last time.
Firmdecisions (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Led centre group and overall, headed over 2f out, weakened rapidly, behind and virtually pulled up over 1f out, tailed off, last of 15, 33l behind Blessington (9-0) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Regal Dan (IRE) 5-1fav (9-7) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 9th of 18, 7l behind Hillbilly Boy (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Forceful Appeal (USA) 25-1 (9-7) In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 8th of 13, 9l behind Clockmaker (9-11) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Meet Me Halfway 9-2 (9-3) Raced centre, chased group leader and well on terms, led overall well over 1f out, ran on well, won at Yarmouth 7f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf in May beating Lulu The Zulu (9-7) by 2l, 6 ran.
Kosika (USA) 6-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, tracking leader, led 4f out, ridden clear over 1f out, won at Carlisle 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun beating Spirit Of Alsace (7-13) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Piceno (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Set strong pace, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-9) at Chester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Dr Red Eye 12-1 (8-13) Led early, chased leader, ridden over 1f out, soon led, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 7l behind Conry (8-12) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May.
Good Luck Charm 13-2 (9-7) Held up in last pair, headway towards outside over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 4th of 10, 3l behind Unison (8-6) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Lionheart 25-1 (9-3) Towards rear stands side, outpaced 2f out, never on terms, 12th of 18, 13l behind Intrinsic (9-7) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Langley Vale 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden disputing lead and every chance inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 4th of 12, 1l behind Amadeus Wolfe Tone (9-4) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Intomist (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, ran on and aways holding on near finish, won at Windsor 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun beating Atlantis Crossing (9-4) by nk, 8 ran.
Bayleyf (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, never on terms, weakened 1f out, 7th of 10, 16l behind Chevise (7-11) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.