Richard Fahey won this a year ago with Dutch Courage and will be hoping Burtonwood can follow suit though he's struggled in better company after landing a Nottingham maiden over the minimum trip. Disavow arrives on a hat-trick after all-the-way victories at Chester and Ayr. He has a penalty for that latest success but will take some catching though the form of VEGAS REBEL's second place behind Lieutenant Kafee at Nottingham could be given a mighty boost by the winner earlier in the day and Frankie Dettori's mount is given the nod. Power Play made all for a hard-fought victory over 6f at Brighton and Richard Hughes prefers When Will It End, who he was on board when successful on the seaside track last month.
Burtonwood 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace and no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Baitha Alga (9-0) at Epsom Downs 6f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Jun.
Power Play (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Made all, hung right under pressure inside final furlong, soon hard pressed, just held on, won at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun beating Midlander (9-5) by shd, 8 ran.
Disavow 9-4 (9-7) Made all, joined 3f out, ridden 2f out, driven out, won at Ayr 7f 2yo hcp (5) gf beating Wink Oliver (8-1) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Vegas Rebel (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Always prominent, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Lieutenant Kaffee (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
When Will It End (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along over 2f out, effort on outside and ridden over 1f out, challenged and edged left inside final furlong, led final 100 yards, on top close home, won at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun beating The Dapper Tapper (9-5) by nk, 9 ran.
Big McIntosh (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased winner until ridden 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 9l behind Epithet (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.