We've run out of patience with Fieldgunner Kirkup while Powerful Presence keeps finding one too good and may have preferred a softer surface, though did finish ahead of Mowhoob at Ayr last month. Al Khan has picked up a penalty for winning at Carlisle 12 days ago and will need more now. KING OF MACEDON was repeatedly denied a run at Epsom last time after an improved second at Thirsk. With his stable in great form, the three-year-old can make amends here if not trapped wide. Red Pike and Ralphy Boy are consistent and look the pick of the remainder.
Khelman (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 12th of 13, 7l behind Blaine (9-3) at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Powerful Presence (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Keen tracked leaders, ridden to lead just inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Escape To Glory (10-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Al Khan (IRE) 7-2 (9-9) Raced wide, tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, driven out, won at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul beating Whispered Times (8-9) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Red Pike (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Outback Traveller (9-6) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Circuitous 13-2 (9-12) Led, ridden 2f out, headed just inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 7, 5l behind Escape To Glory (10-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Just Paul (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 8l behind Laffan (9-11) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Fieldgunner Kirkup (GER) 7-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 9, 12l behind Wilde Inspiration (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Ralphy Boy (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Led, headed over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Laffan (9-11) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Mowhoob 13-2 (9-6) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 8, 4l behind Strong Man (9-10) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
King Of Macedon (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort when short of room, not recover, 5th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Potentate (9-2) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.