SOCCERJACKPOT is taken to bounce back to form at the main expense of Benandonner and Lime Tree Valley. Clive Cox's charge never got competitive in the Royal Hunt Cup despite being drawn on the stands' side but he had been progressing well prior to that and is worth another chance. He's likely to try and make all and Philip Robinson may be able to keep enough up his sleeve to keep all challengers at bay. In contrast, Jamie Spencer is likely to play his cards late in the day aboard Irish challenger Lime Tree Valley. The gelding has progressed well this season, will be suited by the conditions and can go close. Benandonner has risen 3lbs for his victory at Ripon where he displayed a good attitude to attain a fourth career success. He shouldn't be far away but could find this mark beyond him. Horatio Carter deserves respect but the handicapper may be winning that particular battle but Lindoro is on a more competitive mark these days and could get into the shake-up if enjoying the run of the race. Those are just a few of the runners in with chances but Soccerjackpot should get the run of this race and may be able to come out on top.
Benandonner (USA) 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Ripon 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating City Of The Kings (9-0) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Damika (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 8l behind Signor Peltro (8-7) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Soccerjackpot (USA) 25-1 (8-8) Raced stands side, rearing in stalls, chased leader, ridden and weakening when bumped over 1f out, 13th of 25, 15l behind Forgotten Voice (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m (2) gf.
Horatio Carter 33-1 (8-11) Raced far side, prominent, ridden to lead that group well over 1f out until inside final furlong, kept on, no chance with leaders stands side, 9th of 29, 6l behind Giganticus (8-12) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Kings Point (IRE) 100-1 (8-4) Raced stands side, mid-division, pushed along when carried right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 25, 10l behind Forgotten Voice (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m (2) gf.
Lindoro 25-1 (8-7) Towards rear and soon chased along, some late headway, never reached challenging position, 6th of 14, 7l behind Signor Peltro (8-7) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Opus Maximus (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 8th of 20, 8l behind Kavachi (9-2) at York 1m 1f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Esoterica (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong but not pace of leaders, 5th of 9, 2l behind Lowther (9-5) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Lime Tree Valley (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway to 3rd 2f out, ridden into 2nd 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 18, nk behind Orpailleur (9-4) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 0-100 gd.
Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, not reached winner, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Novellen Lad (9-1) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, left in lead well over 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 12l behind Stellite (8-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Boy Blue 8-1 (9-1) Went slightly right start, held up, raced keenly, effort over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Lowther (9-5) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Game Lad 25-1 (8-13) Held up, headway over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never troubled leaders, 4th of 10, 7l behind The Osteopath (9-2) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.