Green Velvet was just a neck behind last time to complete a hat-trick of runner-up spots. She has won here before on the Polytrack but she has failed to land the main prize on the turf so far and may be heading for a place once more. Titus Gent beat Talamahana by a neck here most recently and in such good form throughout July he is the biggest threat to our selection which is DESERT ICON. He has been competing in 0-90 races of late and this is a much easier affair. This is a good opportunity for the gelding to reap success for the first time since his sole maiden success two years ago.
Desert Icon (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Led, strongly challenged from over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon faded, 6th of 10, 2l behind Nosedive (9-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Titus Gent 4-1fav (9-13) Made all, challenged well over 1f out, soon driven, stayed on strongly, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Talamahana (9-2) by nk, 14 ran.
White Shift (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 13l behind Bobs Dreamflight (9-4) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Memphis Man 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders towards stands rail, ridden along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 7l behind Rio Cobolo (9-11) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Charles Darwin (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, not run on, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Bobs Dreamflight (9-4) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Green Velvet 13-8fav (9-9) Chased clear leaders, ridden halfway, ran on to go 2nd post, 2nd of 10, nk behind Scottish Glen (9-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened rapidly, tailed off, last of 15, 32l behind Aviso (9-1) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Lord Deevert 5-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, chased leaders 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Loyal Royal (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Talamahana 8-1 (8-9) Chased winner until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 8l behind Lady Florence (9-5) at Brighton 7f fll hcp (5) gf.
Commandingpresence (USA) 33-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, hard ridden to challenge entering final furlong, soon no extra, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Titus Gent (9-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.