In a wide open closer GREY BOY is just preferred over Cottonfields with Fire Raiser also very much on the shortlist. Despite a poor effort when fancied last time off a reduced mark the selection can be given every chance based on his run here off this mark two starts ago in a race where plenty have something to prove. Cottonfields has been consistent this season and the form from his placed effort last time has some strength to it and he looks one of the more likely. Fire Raiser is from a yard going well and isn't badly treated based on his penultimate run while Harting Hill is very consistency but might just need a reprieve from the assessor before getting in front. A very tough end to the card and the Grey Boy is only a percentage call.
Rosenblatt (GER) (9-2) Late headway, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 18l behind Gandolfino (9-2) at 1m 1f stk gd in Nov '05.
Harting Hill 13-2 (8-12) Raced wide throughout, chased leaders, edged left and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Cut The Cackle (9-10) at Kempton 7f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Jul.
Munich (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, 10th of 11, 15l behind Macanta (9-11) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Blue Charm 16-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 3f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 9l behind Polish World (8-7) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Cottonfields (USA) 9-2 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, edged right 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Glenridding (10-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Lend A Grand (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Always behind, 13th of 16, 17l behind Inside Story (9-2) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May '09.
Art Machine (USA) 17-2 (8-12) Led 1f, chased leaders, driven over 2f out, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 9l behind Spanish Duke (9-3) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Sep.
Safari Guide 5-1 (9-6) Chased winner on stands side rail, hung left throughout, every chance 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Kipchak (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Grey Boy (GER) 7-2fav (8-7) Mid-division, switched right 5f out, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 10l behind Kipchak (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Kilmanseck 11-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Just The Tonic (8-3) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Fire Raiser 11-4fav (9-0) Steadied into mid-division, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 5l behind Shabak Hom (9-8) at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Decree Absolute (USA) 16-1 (8-11) Behind, outpaced 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 20l behind Mercoliano (8-2) at Salisbury 1m clm stks (5) gf in Jul.
Sovereignty (JPN) 50-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, never dangerous, eased inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 13l behind Timeteam (9-3) at Windsor 6f sell stks (6) gf in Jun.
Medici Brave 66-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always rear division, last of 11, 30l behind Nationalism (9-2) at Sandown 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.