Reflect has more on his plate in this company on the back of a couple of placed efforts on Turf while both Seal Of Approval and Halling's Quest are at a disadvantage having their first outings of the year. Harvard N Yale didn't take to Chester last time but has decent claims on his earlier form, although the Godolphin charge Ustura is preferred after a good effort in better company at Ascot. BISHOP ROKO appears to have retained all his ability on the evidence of a comeback fourth at this track in May and Roger Charlton's unexposed four-year-old gets a tentative vote in an open handicap.
Bishop Roko 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, shaken up over 2f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on same pace after, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Expert Fighter (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in May.
Ustura (USA) 7-1 (8-11) Led for 2f, chased leader, led again briefly over 2f out, chased winner, ridden and held when dropped to 3rd and one pace 1f out, 3rd of 16, 4l behind Opinion (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Ruscello (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 9th of 13, 16l behind First Mohican (9-7) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Halling's Quest 25-1 (8-12) Not much room shortly after start, switched right and recovered to soon track leaders, led over 6f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 10l behind Main Sequence (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) pol in May '12.
Seal Of Approval 11-10fav (8-12) Soon led, headed after 150 yards, tracked leader, challenged over 4f out, led just over 1f out, edged right, ridden out, won at Kempton 1m 3f mdn fll (5) pol in Aug beating Wannabe Loved (8-12) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Harvard N Yale (USA) 9-4 (9-5) Led, driven over 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon rallied, weakening when short of room closing stages, 8th of 10, 5l behind Swinging Hawk (8-0) at Chester 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Castilo Del Diablo (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 12l behind De Rigueur (8-13) at Haydock 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Daliance (IRE) 4-1fav (8-10) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 6l behind Estedaama (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Maria's Choice (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, well held over 1f out, last of 8, 9l behind Taglietelle (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Reflect (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Dwelt in touch in rear, smooth headway on outer from over 2f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Swinging Sultan (8-11) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.