This has been run twice and 25/1 chances have won both. Rapid Advance looked a smart prospect when scoring here in June but has been a big disappointment subsequently. First Post's last victory was here in October and, though he's been performing with credit, is 3lb lower so has to be on the short-list. Balmoral Castle has won twice over the course and distance and is on a hat-trick after his latest success at Windsor. He's taken a big leap in the ratings and class so will need to produce much more. Angelic Upstart was having his first-ever run on this track when coming with a late run to beat Jodies Jem over the trip last month. He's well up to this class but a 5lb rise makes things more difficult. The lightly-raced INSAANY (NAP) ran a tremendous race in a better handicap than this over slightly further here last month. The assessor has left him on the same mark and Mark Johnston's lightly-raced colt is handed the vote.
Secret Art (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Mid-division on outside, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Extremity (9-0) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Moonday Sun (USA) 25-1 (10-0) Mid-division in touch, headway 3f out, every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 19, 5l behind Extremity (9-0) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Cruck Realta 11-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 9l behind Stepping Ahead (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Angelic Upstart (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Held up in mid-division, headway under pressure 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, strong challenge and upsides throughout final furlong, stayed on to lead final 50 yards, won at Goodwood 1m 1f app hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul beating Jodies Jem (9-4) by nk, 11 ran.
Ogbourne Downs 12-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, never reached leaders, 8th of 19, 7l behind Extremity (9-0) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Balmoral Castle 6-1 (9-5) Held up last, headway and squeezed through over 2f out, sooon chasing leaders, led well over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, 5 lengths clear when eased up 100 yards out, jinked final 50 yards, just held on, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Billy Blue (9-4) by nk, 9 ran.
Sheila's Buddy 25-1 (9-4) Always behind, outpaced over 2f out, 17th of 19, 15l behind Extremity (9-0) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Insaany 16-1 (8-4) Prominent on outside, led 6f out, ridden and strongly pressed over 1f out, headed entering final 1f, chased leader until final 135 yards, weakened final 75 yards, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Lyn Valley (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gf in Jul.
First Post (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, closer in 4th after 3f, chased leading pair over 3f out, ridden well over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Nicholascopernicus (10-0) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Rapid Advance 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon edged left and raced awkwardly, weakened, last of 12, 32l behind Mime Dance (8-11) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.