This race could pan out nicely for BARNEY MCGREW who is taken to defy a career high mark; Sunrise Safari and Excusez Moi are others that could feature. There should be plenty of pace on here with the likes of Epsom winner Baldemar and Thebes in the line-up and, whilst that pair can't be ruled out, it could set the race up for the hold-up horses. Barney McGrew always needs a little luck in running and is thoroughly exposed but he's weighted to reverse Doncaster form with Roker Park (2lbs better off for half a length) and has won over course and distance. Sunrise Safari didn't appear to enjoy himself at Epsom in the race won by Baldemar but that has seen him drop in the weights to a mark of 82 which should mean that he's competitive given that he finished runner-up over course and distance of a mark of 85 in April. Excusez Moi has his off days but he's a smart sprinter when in the mood and he should be able to travel off a strong pace in this contest although it's a concern that he's finished well beaten on his two previous visits. Typically competitive fare but Barney McGrew looks a rock solid option to run a big race.
Barney McGrew (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) In touch, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra near finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Roker Park (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Tajneed (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Cheveton (9-3) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-100 (2) fbs in Mar.
Excusez Moi (USA) 6-1 (10-0) Dwelt, always behind, 11th of 13, 14l behind Roker Park (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Thebes 5-1 (9-0) Raced centre, prominent, led halfway, ridden and challenged well over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Jimmy Styles (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Roker Park (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong to lead near finish, won at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Barney McGrew (10-0) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Van Bossed (CAN) 25-1 (8-10) Raced stands side, pressed group leader and overall to over 1f out, onepace final furlong, 11th of 26, 9l behind High Standing (8-12) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf.
Atlantic Story (USA) 10-3fav (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong,, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Novellen Lad (9-1) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Ajigolo 40-1 (9-2) Started very slowly, always rear division, 11th of 16, 11l behind Baldemar (8-8) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Inter Vision (USA) 16-1 (9-8) Behind, driven and some headway over 1f out, never near leaders, 8th of 13, 6l behind Roker Park (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Baldemar 33-1 (8-8) Quickly away, chased leaders on outer, led over 1f out, narrowly headed inside final furlong, rallied gamely to regain lead final strides, won at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd beating Mac Gille Eoin (9-2) by hd, 16 ran.
Ponty Rossa (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Pressed leader, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, unable to quicken when lost 2nd when well inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Lowther (9-5) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Sunrise Safari (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Racing in mid-division when awkward and unbalanced 4f out, never in race after, 13th of 16, 13l behind Baldemar (8-8) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Lucky Leigh 33-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, always rear, outpaced 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 15l behind Triple Aspect (9-4) at Sandown 5f 3yo lst stk (1) gd.
Millfields Dreams 11-1 (8-12) Held up, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, edging left and staying on and just failed, 2nd of 7, ns behind Latin Scholar (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.