SUBMARINER, The Kyllachy Kid and Mr Hichens are the shortlisted trio in this decent contest, with impressive winner Submariner taken to follow up under a penalty. Winner of two of his three starts to date, Submariner's only defeat came on the tight Roodeye, and although this track is also quite sharp, the manner of his Beverley success last time suggests he is well treated and can follow up off a 6lb higher mark. The Kyllachy Kid looks the biggest threat on the evidence of a sound run last time, finishing just ahead of a subsequent winner. He is consistent and also looks well treated. Mr Hichens won well last time, but has climbed the handicap as a consequence, and may find his principal opponents too good at the weights.
Yahrab (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Led until over 2f out, soon under pressure, faded well over 1f out, last of 6, 16l behind Beauchamp Xerxes (9-5) at Goodwood 1m Listed stks (1) gd in May.
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Raced in rear, effort 2f out, soon no inpression, 6th of 9, 10l behind Final Victory (8-8) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Greylami (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, appeared to lose action and eased over 1f out, virtually pulled up soon after, last of 15, well behind Alainmaar (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Classic Punch (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, weakened well over 2f out, last of 15, 44l behind Hanoverian Baron (8-3) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Silver Point (FR) 22-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair until 6f out, stayed well there, ridden over 3f out, one pace 2f out, weakened to 5th near finish, 5th of 6, 5l behind Cairnsmore (9-4) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Submariner (USA) 11-4 (9-1) Soon led, headed briefly after 3f, pushed along and edged left over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, eased near finish, won at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May beating Changing The Guard (9-4) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
Mr Hichens 11-2 (8-12) Raced wide, held up in touch, headway on outside 4f out, tracked leaders 3f out, led 2f out, came well clear final furlong, easily, won at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May beating Swift Chap (9-4) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Stevie Thunder 9-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Cill Rialaig (8-7) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gs in Oct.
Thunderstruck 8-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, in rear, tracked leaders on outer after 2f, weakened well over 1f out, last of 6, 23l behind Submariner (9-1) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Luc Jordan 5-1 (9-1) Mid-division on inside, driven over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 12, 7l behind Thin Red Line (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
The Kyllachy Kid 28-1 (8-13) Chased winner throughout, ridden 2f out, no impression, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Den's Gift (8-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-90) (3) pol in May.
Highly Regal (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Steadied start, held up in rear, effort over 1f out, stayed on strongly, never troubled leaders, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Vainglory (8-7) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Franco Is My Name 16-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, not much room soon after, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 12, 18l behind Jo'burg (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Wise Dennis 7-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden and headway towards stands side rail over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind South Cape (9-4) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.