Southern Cape could be improving with plenty of relatives winning at three-years-old, but his trainer has been struggling to send out winners of late and he can't be recommended for this contest. Last time out winner Higgy's Ragazzo represents for Trainers' Championship contender Richard Hannon, but he faces a stiffer test than last time at Windsor whilst Scottish Boogie has a strong chance after winning at Sandown. Ancient Greece beat three previous winners at Yarmouth most recently and could be the main danger to our pick, LYRIC POET, who put in something of a demolition job at Wolverhampton to score comfortably. The pick carries a penalty but he still looks good value having won with plenty in hand.
Higgy's Ragazzo (FR) 9-2fav (9-1) Slowly into stride, driven along breiefly, held up in rear, headway on wide outside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, driven and stayed on to lead final 110 yards, won at Windsor 1m 2f app hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Beauchamp Xiara (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Scottish Boogie (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, tracked leading trio, challenged 2f out, led and veered right to rails over 1f, soon in command, comfortably, won at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Valiant Knight (9-9) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Ancient Greece 6-1 (8-13) Made most, joined over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, ran on strongly final furlong, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo clm (6) gd beating Mercoliano (8-11) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Whistleinthewind (IRE) 18-1 (8-5) Tracked leader until 7f out, close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 8l behind Jet Away (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Lingfield Bound (IRE) 4-1fav (9-4) Mid-division, weakened 3f out, 12th of 13, 39l behind For Life (9-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Green Earth (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) In touch on outside, headway to chase leaders 3f out, soon ridden, weakened well over 1f out, last of 9, 19l behind Soul Station (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Forgotten Army (IRE) 11-4fav (8-6) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 9l behind Azlak (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Southern Cape (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Held up in 4th, outpaced and pushed along 3f out, rallied on outside over 1f out, stayed on well to 2nd final 50 yards, never going pace to reach winner, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Purple Gallery (9-0) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Lyric Poet (USA) 9-2 (8-12) Held up towards rear, good headway on outside over 4f out, led going well 3f out, clear over 2f out, driven right out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Cherri Fosfate (9-3) by 17l, 11 ran.
Lady Slippers (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 12l behind Sunley Spinalonga (8-10) at Sandown 1m 1f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.