Royal Flag ran out of steam over 1m2f at Newmarket on last year's debut. He's not easily overlooked but hasn't raced for over a year. Fallen In Line kept on for second in heavy ground at Doncaster back in May while Savant also drops back in distance after a couple of modest efforts over 1m2f. Esteban attempted to make all at Sandown last time but fell well short and ABOVE THE REST is preferred. He finished well clear of a subsequent winner when runner-up at Windsor on his latest outing and gets the vote on that form.
Royal Flag 7-1 (9-5) Keen led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Elkaayed (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May '13.
Euroquip Susie Monsieur Bond mare out of Fizzy Lady.
Above The Rest (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 6f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, upsides and every chance throughout final furlong, just held, 2nd of 11, nk behind Elusive Guest (9-5) at Windsor 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Esteban 6-1 (9-3) Pulled hard and prominent, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 8, 7l behind Tercel (9-3) at Sandown 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Fallen In Line (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Dwelt, tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Speculative Bid (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 3yo mdn (5) hvy in May.
Frankie 100-1 (8-10) Dwelt mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 11, 16l behind Outlawed (9-3) at Salisbury 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Golden Emerald Peintre Celebre gelding out of Flying Finish.
Jack Bear 5-1 (8-11) Held up and behind, headway on wide outside over 2f out ridden over 1f out, keeping on same pace and no chance when slightly hampered inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 8l behind Crown Of Aragon (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun.
Kubeba (IRE) Kodiac gelding out of Brillano.
Lord Empire (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 14l behind Rapprochement (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Moojaned (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Slowly away, well in rear, tailed off, last of 10, 25l behind Mythical Madness (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Savant (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Rearing in stalls, slowly into stride, took keen hold and tracked leaders 8f out, 3rd 6f out, pushed along 3f out, weakened and edged left over 1f out, 5th of 16, 8l behind Igider (9-1) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Unforgiving Minute Cape Cross colt out of Ada River.
William Of Orange 13-2 (9-5) Dwelt in rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 7th of 8, 11l behind Hannington (8-12) at Nottingham 1m mdn auc stks (6) gf in Jul.