A tough start to the card and from a shortlist of ENSNARE, Bramalea, Iceman George and Sky Quest we will side with Ensnare as the pick. The selection hails from a yard in good form and Ensnare looks to have plenty in his favour as he bids to complete a hat-trick of successes. He won with a bit in hand on his turf debut at Ayr earlier in the month. This slightly longer trip should not be a problem and with the experienced Simon Walker doing the steering he looks the one to beat. Iceman George also arrives here in good form having won two of his last three races and he has ground conditions in his favour tonight. He won over this course and distance last time so we know he gets the stiff 1m2f and he has an obvious chance. Sky Quest is 11-years-old but he has enjoyed a fruitful year so far and he was an impressive winner last time out when he beat Bramalea at Newbury. He proved that day that he can handle cut in the ground but this drop in trip is a slight cause for concern and on this occasion we will take him on. In contrast Bramalea will be suited by this shorter distance and she could be capable of making the frame as she ran well for a long way last time before fading close home. Ensnare makes most appeal here and gets the vote.
Rowan Rio 25-1 (8-10) Switched right after start, always behind, last of 11, 37l behind Shamali (9-8) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Blockley (USA) 2-1fav (9-1) Held up last, headway on inside 2f out, led narrowly just over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, soon lost 2nd, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Eforetta (8-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Ensnare 10-3 (8-12) Prominent in chasing group, went 2nd 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 24l behind Ross Moor (8-7) at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf.
Bramalea 11-4 (9-3) Led at strong pace, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Sky Quest (8-10) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp (5) sft.
Iceman George 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, chased leader over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Streets Apart (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Sky Quest (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, steady headway on rails to track leader 3f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, clear when ridden and edged left near finish, won at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp (5) sft beating Bramalea (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Bavarica 7-1 (9-3) Slowly away, held up in rear, headway on outside 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Make Amends (9-3) at Folkestone 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf.
High Five Society 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, keen, held up in touch, challenged from over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May beating Confide In Me (8-5) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Artreju (GER) 9-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and headway from over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 7l behind Merrymadcap (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Recession Proof (FR) 13-2 (9-4) In touch, ridden and some progress over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Expensive Problem (9-9) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Sagarich (FR) 16-1 (8-0) Always behind, 9th of 10, 12l behind Agapanthus (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Our Kes (IRE) 15-2 (9-8) Held up mid-division, no impression final furlong, 8th of 13, 8l behind Hector Spectre (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Wicksy Creek 50-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 15, 12l behind Highland Warrior (11-7) at Doncaster 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Extremely So 9-1 (8-6) Keen, tracked leader to over 4f out, ridden and every chance to chase leader over 1f out, unable to quicken near finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Cwm Rhondda (9-10) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.