This is competitive but FORGOTTEN HERO merits close attention towards the foot of the weights having gone very well on his first excursion over a mile and a quarter at Chester last time. He's still open to improvement after a light career to date and will prove a tough nut to crack if retaining his speed at the business end over this longer trip. Ryan Moore is a good booking for Nabucco and the Gosden charge is another lightly-raced four-year-old who is performing consistently well while harbouring room for further progress. He looks on a good mark too and cannot be discounted. Awake My Soul continues to improve but now faces his toughest test to date while Resurge is at his very best around Epsom and Viewpoint could well be in need of the run.
Resurge (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway on outer over 3f out, edged left and led entering final 2f, ridden and ran on, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp (2) gs in May beating Area Fifty One (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Proud Chieftain 20-1 (9-0) Held up last, went modest 4th inside final 2f, 4th of 5, 12l behind Mukhadram (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Strictly Silver (IRE) 3-1fav (9-6) In touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 9, 4l behind Capaill Liath (8-9) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Cry Fury 13-2 (9-9) Held up well in rear, headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 10l behind Buckland (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
Awake My Soul (IRE) 7-4fav (9-6) Saddle slipped leaving stalls, tracked leaders, ridden and no impression 2f out, driven inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd beating Another For Joe (8-6) by ns, 8 ran.
Spifer (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, never going pace to threaten, 8th of 12, 6l behind Area Fifty One (9-9) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Viewpoint (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, held on near finsh (hand timed, flag start), won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Dec beating Tepmokea (9-6) by nk, 7 ran.
Nabucco 5-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden 3f out, led entering final furlong, soon headed, stayed on, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Niceofyoutotellme (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Forgotten Hero (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Held up in touch in mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong and kept on, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Area Fifty One (9-9) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Beaufort Twelve 14-1 (9-7) Held up, closed over 3f out, not much room over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Niceofyoutotellme (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Come On Blue Chip (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Held up in last trio, headway on wide outside over 2f out, pushed left inside final 2f, driven to chase winner inside final furlong, stayed on, always held, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Cactus Valley (9-6) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.