Reluctantly we have compiled a short-list for this contest which comprises the selection, Old Romney, along with Artistic Light and Terminate. Old Romney was a decent handicapper in his prime but has shown very little until his last couple of starts which have promised a little more. Michael Wigham has found winners hard to come by this summer but he's had a couple hit the frame of late and the application of blinkers plus the drop in grade may enable this son of Halling to land this prize. Danish Monarch is competitive in this grade but Coup D'Etat isn't easy to win with and this trip stretches The Gaikwar. Artistic Light still has to conclusively prove that she sees out this trip but her chances of doing so are better in this company. Terminate has won over a mile and a half so will want this to be a proper test which it should be with the front running Danish Monarch in the line-up. He drops in grade and should be in the firing line but OLD ROMNEY may just have his measure. (Ian Ogg)
Terminate (GER) 12-1 (8-11) Behind, ridden over 3f out, soon no impression, 7th of 12, 7l behind Tanforan (8-5) at Haydock 1m app hcp (5) gs.
Coup d'Etat 7-1 (8-11) With leaders, raced far side over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 9l behind Who's Winning (9-7) at Brighton 6f sll (6) gd.
Danish Monarch 14-1 (8-6) Led, ridden and headed well over 2f out, stayed chasing leaders until weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 6l behind Merrymadcap (9-3) at Newbury 1m 1f app hcp (5) gs.
Old Romney 11-4 (9-7) Led, ridden and strongly pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace and lost 3rd final strides, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Action Impact (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
The Gaikwar (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, headway over 2f out, went 2nd just over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 8l behind Royal Island (9-5) at Chepstow 1m sll (6) sft.
Ledgerwood 100-1 (8-7) Always in rear, never on terms, last of 13, 22l behind The Composer (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Moverra (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 7l behind Chin Wag (9-0) at Ayr 1m hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Mtoto Girl 33-1 (9-0) Tracked winner to 5f out, ridden along 3f out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, 16l behind A One (8-12) at Windsor 1m 4f sll (6) gs.
Pickled Again 50-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 18l behind Crackentorp (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn aut stk (6) pol.
Royal Choir 50-1 (8-10) Behind most of way, 9th of 14, 11l behind Seneschal (9-6) at Brighton 7f sll (6) gs.
Scientific 20-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden 4f out, behind final 3f, 7th of 8, 45l behind Aleatricis (8-8) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Appointment 40-1 (8-11) Mid-division on outer, headway to press leaders 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 10l behind Vilna (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Jul.
Artistic Light 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, lost place over 4f out, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 14, 9l behind Solo River (8-13) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp (6) gd.
Fareeha 25-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, 10th of 14, 9l behind Kings Topic (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.