Not one favourite has won this in the last ten renewals and it's easy to see why as it's difficult to find one without a chance. Mark Johnston has won it twice in that period and is double-handed this time. Scatter Dice arrives in cracking form and with a penalty for a battling victory at Ascot on Sunday. Darren Egan's claim almost negates the extra and she can go well but it's SIR GRAHAM WADE, who hasn't been seen since beating three subsequent winners on soft ground at Haydock in April, who looks just the type for this and is handed the vote. Stature was behind Scatter Dice at Musselburgh in June and won't be any better off but he's undoubtedly improved in the meantime and has to go on the short-list along with Rule Book, who was having only his fourth start when beating previous winner Rye House at Salisbury. Willie Wag Tail had no problems when stepping up to this trip for the first time at Kempton while Trend Is My Friend will appreciate the longer trip after staying on strongly over 1m2f at Sandown. Handsome Man may prove the main threat as he was only caught in the final strides in the King George V Handicap at Ascot and is still on the upgrade.
Stature (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, tracked leader until over 3f out, went 2nd again 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on strongly, driven out, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Jul beating Silver Blaze (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Scatter Dice (IRE) 2-1fav (7-10) In touch, headway to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, hard ridden, kept on well under pressure, won at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) fm in Jul beating Address Unknown (9-2) by nk, 7 ran.
Rule Book (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to go 2nd 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun beating Rye House (9-2) by hd, 6 ran.
Trader Jack 14-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, driven along over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Stature (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Jul.
Willie Wag Tail (USA) 9-2fav (9-4) Held up in mid-division, good headway on inside over 2f out, led entering final 2f, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly to go clear final 100 yards, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun beating Al Saham (9-7) by 2l, 12 ran.
Handsome Man (IRE) 14-1 (7-11) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden and stayed on until headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 18, nk behind Fennell Bay (8-1) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
Mawaqeet (USA) 5-2 (9-3) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Hamilton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) sft in Jul beating Roc De Prince (9-3) by 3l, 10 ran.
Misdemeanour (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 3f out, driven to challenge from 2f out, upsides throughout final furlong, found no extra and outbattled close home, 2nd of 6, nk behind Moidore (8-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Last Shadow 7-2 (9-5) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, soon ridden and hung left, stayed on well and in command inside final furlong, won at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul beating Swnymor (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Gassin Golf 13-8fav (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up in touch, went 2nd after 5f, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 5, 24l behind Monshak (9-1) at Chester 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul.
Swnymor (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, tracked winner travelling well 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Last Shadow (9-5) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Cardinal Walter (IRE) 4-1 (8-0) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out to over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 14l behind Bollin Greta (8-11) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jul.
Trend Is My Friend (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul beating Sabhan (8-9) by 1l, 9 ran.
Goodwood Atlantis (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Towards rear and pushed along, switched right and headway over 1f out, soon not clear run, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Trend Is My Friend (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Singalat 9-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Monshak (9-1) at Chester 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul.
Sir Graham Wade (IRE) 7-4 (8-8) Keen tracked leaders, pushed along and no where to go from over 2f out, squezzed between horses to challenge 1f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, ran on, won at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft in Apr beating Right To Rule (8-8) by nk, 8 ran.