Aleksandar may prove best of Jim Goldie's trio as Caledonia, who has the better form, is much better on ground with plenty of give. The former was a long way in front of LA BACOUETTEUSE at Hamilton though the latter is much better over this track and trip and has won his last two starts here. He looks the one to be on though there's little between him and Maoi Chinn Tire on their 1-2 here a month ago. Longshadow is in excellent form and wasn't disgraced when tackling 2m5f at Goodwood last time so he's another with a good chance in an open race.
Stopped Out 25-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 46l behind Teak (8-6) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gf in Jul.
Entihaa 10-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, pushed along and struggling 4f out, never involved, 6th of 10, 17l behind Maid In Rio (8-5) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jul.
Longshadow 12-1 (8-8) Keen prominent, ridden to lead over 2f out, soon headed, every chance entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Teak (8-6) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gf in Jul.
Arr' Kid (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Led after 1f, soon clear, increased lead 10f out, reduced lead 6f out, came centre 3f out, ridden when headed 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 22l behind Moidore (9-7) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Caledonia 12-1 (8-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun beating Enchanted Garden (8-6) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Aleksandar 4-1fav (8-13) Soon led, headed 10f out, led again over 8f out, headed over 3f out, soon lost place, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Precision Strike (8-3) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Merchant Of Dubai 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Nanton (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Maoi Chinn Tire (IRE) 5-4fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind La Bacouetteuse (9-7) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
La Bacouetteuse (FR) 11-4 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway to lead over 3f out, clear over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Musselburgh 2m am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd beating Geanie Mac (9-10) by 3l, 7 ran.