2010 Mill Reef winner Temple Meads is the highest rated but showed little on his comeback in May and has to prove he retains all his ability. AMOUR PROPRE looks a safer proposition as this is easier than his latest task behind Ortensia in a Group 2 sprint at Goodwood and last year's defeat of Sole Power at the Curragh is the best piece of form on offer. Ballista made all over 6f at Chester last time but is likely to be taken on for the lead by La Fortunata here. That should set the race up nicely for the selection and Swiss Cross as the latter finished strongly from off the pace at Epsom last month. A winner in Argentina, it's hard to assess the ability of Ubetterbegood on his first start for new connections and the remainder have a bit to find on today's terms.
Ubetterbegood (ARG) (8-13) 6th of 8, 4l behind Un Clasico (8-13) at Palermo(ARG) 5f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) in Mar.
Amour Propre 25-1 (9-1) Raced far side, held up, switched left and some headway halfway, ridden and no response over 1f out, 10th of 17, 5l behind Ortensia (9-5) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Ballista (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well to go clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Chester 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Mayoman (9-3) by 4l, 14 ran.
La Fortunata 28-1 (9-0) Led, headed 4f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 12, 3l behind Mince (8-11) at Pontefract 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in Aug.
Swiss Cross 14-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Long Awaited (8-12) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Temple Meads 14-1 (9-0) In touch, riddeen halfway, weakened final furlong, 12th of 16, 12l behind Mayson (9-0) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Sugar Beet 33-1 (8-9) Always in rear, 10th of 11, 24l behind Mince (8-11) at York 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.
El Mcglynn (IRE) 11-2 (7-12) Made all, ridden and edged left 2f out, kept on well, won at Ripon 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug beating Chooseday (9-1) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Shoshoni Wind 6-1 (8-4) Stumbled slightly start, tracked leaders, outpaced 2f out, ridden and weakened 1f out, last of 6, 11l behind Cheviot (8-12) at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (3) gf in May.