BUFFETT can help himself to further glory by landing this prize at the expense of My Nan Nell and Song To The Moon. Luca Cumani's Bertolini colt has another 5lbs to shoulder following a narrow defeat at Leicester but the third, fourth and fifth have all run well in defeat since suggesting that the form will stand up and he can be rated a little better than the bare form as he'd have preferred a stronger pace. Song To The Moon was well held in what was probably a very competitive race at Goodwood and it would be no surprise to see her fare better at this level which is also true of Whippers Love who has failed to get competitive in valuable races the last twice. Elspeth's Boy followed up his last place in the Guineas with a seventh of nine at Haydock but may benefit from the step up in trip on an artificial surface whilst Be A Devil looks sure to enjoy this stiffer test given the way that he finished over a mile here last time. It's probably worth forgiving Mawaddah and My Nan Nell poor runs last time and both runners remain of interest but the nod goes to Buffett.
Elspeth's Boy (USA) 9-1 (8-10) In rear, struggling and no chance over 2f out, 7th of 9, 20l behind Navajo Chief (9-3) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May.
Whippers Love (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, lost place 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 33l behind Arlequin (9-0) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Buffett 7-2 (8-13) Dwelt, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led just inside final, headed final strides, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Vulcanite (9-3) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Be A Devil 12-1 (9-3) Behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd, towards finish, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Avon River (9-8) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Mawaddah (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) In touch, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 11l behind Spanish Duke (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
My Nan Nell (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Held up behind, outpaced over 2f out, hung right and no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 9, 10l behind Forest Crown (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Song To The Moon (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, held up in 6th, ridden 3f out, weakened, 6th of 9, 14l behind Soul Station (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.