Star Ascending has the best piece of form of those with experience but never threatened when fourth at Ripon. He may do better over this extra distance but a chance is taken on BATTLERANGER. Keith Dalgleish has trained the winner in two of the last three renewals and his half-brother to dual winner Aint Got A Scooby gets the nod to make a winning start. Three Merry Lads can include the high-class Excellent Art among his winning relatives and Jumeirah Glory is a half-brother to a winner in Italy.
Battleranger (IRE) Bushranger colt out of La Bataille.
Bobby's Flyer (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Prominent, edged left over 4f out, weakening when hampered well over 1f out, 7th of 9, 12l behind Jersey Bull (9-2) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Jumeirah Glory (IRE) Fast Company colt out of Lady Dettoria.
Star Ascending (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced towards rear, switched right 2f out, headway soon after and ridden, 4th and one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Jersey Bull (9-2) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Three Merry Lads Danehill Dancer colt out of Obsessive.
Forgiving Glance Passing Glance filly out of Giving.
Pencaitland 40-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 14th of 15, 19l behind Prophesize (9-5) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in May.