Goose Green would be interesting here if returning to the sort of form that brought him two wins in succession on fast ground over this trip, while Lago Indiano is a decent yardstick who finds winning difficult and in a tricky race to call we will side with UNDERSTORY to beat Buona Sarah. The Mark Johnston-trained pick won a Wolverhampton maiden in March and was enjoying a reasonably good spring until the wheels came off in a competitive handicap at Goodwood. This looks easier and with the ground to suit we will chance him to come right again. Buona Sarah has one of those consistent yet vulnerable profiles. She has made the frame on each of her last three starts and could make this into a real test, though she will probably find at least one too good. One Cool Poppy will appreciate a 2lb drop since her last run and the tongue strap might also help her, so a market check is advised, but Understory gets the vote.
Barliffey (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) Held up in rear, stumbled on bend over 3f out, headway over 1f out, carried head awkwardly and soon switched left, stayed on, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Dancing Jest (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Goose Green (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, closed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 25l behind Aestival (9-4) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Lago Indiano (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Prominent, led 3f out, driven and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Love Match (9-2) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Understory (USA) 12-1 (8-5) Led until over 8f out, chased winner until pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 18l behind Treble Jig (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Buona Sarah (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up tracking leaders, went 2nd 7f out until 3f out, chased winner soon after driven along from 2f out, held when no extra and lost 2nd final 75 yards, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Stags Leap (9-6) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo clm (5) gf.
One Cool Poppy (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) In touch, ridden 3f out, kept on to go 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 9l behind Broughtons Swinger (8-11) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.