Difficult to make a strong case for any of these but something's got to win and SANTEFISIO gets the tentative vote. He was beaten only a nose in this race last year with today's rival Truism back in third and is taken to go one better off the same mark. Shifting Star and Huzzah continue to endure losing runs stretching back to 2008, while it's getting hard to know which Bowmaker will turn up after running his third poor race in his last six starts when tailed off at Ripon recently. Seek The Fair Land has claims on his best form as do Beaver Patrol and Valencha.
Mujood 9-1 (9-9) Slowly away, soon recovered and held up in 5th, pushed along 5f out, driven over 3f out, soon beaten, last of 7, 13l behind Jehanbux (8-11) at Goodwood 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Shifting Star (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, never on terms, 11th of 14, 7l behind Imperial Djay (9-5) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Santefisio 14-1 (9-5) Held up last, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 7th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Norman Orpen (9-7) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Bowmaker 10-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, last of 11, 30l behind Dubai Dynamo (8-11) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Bashir Biyoum Zain (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Dwelt, soon in mid-division on inside, ridden and no real progress over 1f out, 10th of 14, 6l behind Imperial Djay (9-5) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Truism 12-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, effort over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, eased, 9th of 10, 16l behind Boom And Bust (9-2) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Seek The Fair Land 12-1 (9-2) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Tariq Too (8-12) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Huzzah (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Pulled hard in touch, hard ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 6l behind Boom And Bust (9-2) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
L'Hirondelle (IRE) 66-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 16, 19l behind Norman Orpen (9-7) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Beaver Patrol (IRE) 11-2 (8-10) Led early, chased winner, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Swiss Cross (9-7) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Nezami (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Ezdeyaad (9-12) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Darcey 12-1 (9-3) Went right start, tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 34l behind Destiny Blue (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Valencha 11-1 (9-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on well, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Saddlers Bend (9-8) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.