The Patrick Morris-trained Ask Jenny only won by a nose when successful at Bath last month and failed to overcome the 3lb rise for that at Yarmouth subsequently so he looks best left out of calculations here, while John Best's Alfresco has struggled against the handicapper since winning at Goodwood in May and looks booked for a place at best. Kyllachy Storm never looked like getting involved over seven furlongs at Chepstow last month so should appreciate the drop back in trip today and he makes more appeal than Peter Hedger's Slip Sliding Away, who is very much in form having won two of his last three starts but has paid the penalty at the hands of the handicapper having been raised a further 6lb for his narrow success at Ascot last time. With Goodwood Maestro readily discounted on the basis of recent form, it is hard to get away from POSE. Richard Hannon's filly looks worth another chance after a below par effort at Windsor last month having run well in two previous outings this term.
Alfresco 8-1 (9-9) Chased leaders on outside, challenged going well 2f out, chasing leaders and driven along over 1f out, edged left and not quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Boogie Diva (9-7) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Pose (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Went left start, held up towards rear, soon in rear, headway and switched left over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 6th of 12, 4l behind Poppy Seed (9-4) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Slip Sliding Away (IRE) 8-1 (8-2) Held up in touch, effort over 1f out, ridden and stayed to lead towards finish, won at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Dungannon (9-1) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Kyllachy Storm 10-1 (8-12) Held up 5th and behind, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, never able to challenge, weakened 1f out, 5th of 6, 16l behind Sailorman (8-11) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Speak The Truth (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Led 2f, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Kanaf (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Goodwood Maestro 25-1 (7-13) Bumped start, outpaced and always behind, 12th of 13, 7l behind Perfect Blossom (8-5) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Ask Jenny (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 10l behind Rough Rock (8-8) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.