Impossible to be confident about OLD ENGLISH as he's finished stone last in two of his last three runs but sandwiched in between was an excellent Beverley effort over this trip in useful handicap grade when reeled in late on by Toto Skyllachy. That was over a mile and he reverts to that trip here and is capable of scoring at his best. Joe Strummer is coming along steadily and was at his best yet when a fair third here last time and should be involved at the business end. Two Certainties has every chance if repeating the form that saw him account for Rough Rock over C&D in June and hasn't been disgraced since, whilst Aciano has found life tougher off higher marks since scoring at Doncaster, although not beaten that far the last twice.
Stevie Thunder 16-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 9l behind Art Scholar (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Aciano (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Directorship (9-10) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Inpursuitoffreedom 15-2 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Two Certainties (9-0) at Newmarket 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Two Certainties 9-2 (8-10) Raced stand side, held up, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Swiftly Done (8-13) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Old English (IRE) 9-4 (9-7) Tracked winner and keen, challenged 2f out, ridden and weakened when not much room over 1f out, last of 6, 12l behind Sabratha (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Joe Strummer (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led briefly inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Al Burkaan (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.