Praxiteles won over 1m6f here just over a year ago off a 4lb higher mark and can be forgiven recent efforts on softer ground. He can't be ignored while Sansili is another for the short-list as he's been in good form this summer, though is possibly in the handicapper's grip now. Our Folly only found Ponte Di Rosa too good at Warwick in June after winning at Chepstow but just as interesting is AMPLEFORTH. Ian Williams' four-year-old tries 2m for the first time but was doing his best work at the finish over 1m6f at Sandown last time and is on a fair mark at present. He gets the nod with Sugar Hiccup likely to prove best of the rest.
Liberate 25-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, steady headway on outside to 4th 6f out, pushed along 3f out, ridden and chased leaders into straight, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 15l behind Romeo Montague (9-11) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul.
Praxiteles (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, joined leader over 6f out, led over 4f out, soon headed and ridden, weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 25l behind Asker (8-10) at Ffos Las 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Jul.
Spirit of Adjisa (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Dwelt, soon tracking leading pair, went 2nd 10f out, pushed along 3f out, losing place when squeezed out 2f out, last of 9, 14l behind Astromagick (8-13) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
L Frank Baum (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 12l behind Kian's Delight (9-4) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Sugar Hiccup (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, never nearer, 4th of 13, 1l behind Cape Rising (9-4) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Ampleforth 9-2 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, hung right under pressure over 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, kept on closing stages, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Callisto Moon (8-10) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Our Folly 7-2 (8-7) In touch in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, chased winner 2f out, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Ponte Di Rosa (7-13) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Sansili 3-1fav (7-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Kleitomachos (9-4) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Jul.