ICELANDIC has some good form this year and is preferred here to Peace Offering and the returning Befortyfour. Frank Sheridan's Selkirk gelding is one of the highest rated in the line-up and he certainly wasn't disgraced when last seen at Windsor behind JJ The Jet Plane. Similarly, his third to Utmost Respect at the Curragh reads well and now reunited with Hayley Turner who rode him to victory last year at Doncaster, he may prove hard to beat. The pace in the race may come from Peace Offering and Angus Newz, of which the former is more interesting, however Befortyfour is another pacy sort. Michael Jarvis' son of Kyllachy steps up in trip today but has a bit to find with Peace Offering on their run at Nottingham last year, especially as he is worse off at today's weights. Fat Boy is speedy and he steps back up to six furlongs today, whilst Group Therapy and Nota Bene are decent handicappers. At a price Galeota may improve on a comeback run at Chepstow, however it is Icelandic who gets our nomination.
Galeota (IRE) 22-1 (9-6) Awkward start, held up, pushed along over 2f out, well held over 1f out, 8th of 9, 11l behind Thebes (9-6) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Icelandic 10-1 (9-4) Held up, brief effort 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 7l behind J J The Jet Plane (9-7) at Windsor 6f Listed stks (1) gf in Jun.
Peace Offering (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Chased leaders far side group, one pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Ialysos (9-3) at Haydock 5f Listed stks (1) gd in May.
Angus Newz 20-1 (8-9) Towards rear, not clear run briefly well over 1f out, headway on inside soon after, not pace to challenge, 5th of 10, 2l behind Borderlescott (9-0) at Chester 5f Listed stks (1) gf.
Befortyfour 2-1fav (8-12) Chased leaders, hung left throughout, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Peace Offering (9-6) at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) sft in Aug.
Fat Boy (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) In touch, weakened halfway, eased from well over 1f out, 15th of 16, 18l behind Amour Propre (8-7) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Group Therapy 10-1 (9-3) Always prominent, hard ridden to lead 1f out, headed close home, no extra, 2nd of 9, hd behind Sonny Red (9-4) at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Nota Bene 40-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 19, 5l behind Plum Pudding (9-10) at Newmarket 7f hcap (2) gf.
Quick Single (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Bumped start and always behind, 10th of 11, 15l behind Comadoir (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Thoughtsofstardom 12-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, keen in rear, never nearer, 8th of 11, 10l behind Multahab (9-2) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fm.
Ginobili (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Prominent, raced freely, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Thebes (9-6) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Zuzu (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Led, headed well over 1f out, unable to quicken when hampered entering final furlong, eased, 10th of 11, 8l behind Enderby Spirit (9-6) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.