According to official ratings, Langavat is the pick of the weights in this. But the recent Doncaster fourth has no form on ground with some give and neither has Azrur or Hagree. As well as Langavat, Richard Hannon also has Desert Society and House Captain in the line-up but they look nothing special. It's a while since Yair Hill showed any worthwhile form and he finished behind Azrur in a handicap at Newmarket at the start of the month. SOLO HUNTER has been largely disappointing since winning at Goodwood in May but he'll handle conditions and it's possible first-time blinkers will spark a revival.
Azrur (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Raced alone stand side close up with far side group, ridden 3f out, hung left to centre over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 5l behind Meet Me Halfway (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Chelwood Gate (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 9l behind Aqua Ardens (9-4) at Epsom Downs 7f clm stks (5) gf in Jul.
Hagree (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 12l behind Buckstay (9-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Yair Hill (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) In rear, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 7l behind Meet Me Halfway (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Langavat (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Close up, ridden and slightly outpaced 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 4th of 6, 7l behind Justineo (9-2) at Doncaster 6f cond Stakes (3) gf.
Solo Hunter 7-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind Starwatch (9-0) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Desert Society (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, 11th of 12, 25l behind Mime Dance (8-11) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
House Captain 33-1 (9-5) Close up, outpaced 3f out, 6th of 7, 39l behind Pleasant Valley (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf.