CHOISEAU is taken to open his account for the season with success coming at the main expense of Cape Rock and Last Sovereign. The selection's reappearance was his first run on an all-weather surface and he became outpaced before running on again over six furlongs at Southwell so the longer trip should suit. His form at three reads well enough and he has the scope to rate much higher than his present mark. That can't be said of too many in this line-up but Cape Rock comes here in decent heart but he's climbing the weights and has a poor conversion rate. Last Sovereign has a one from one record when Dettori rides so the booking of the Italian pilot could be a pointer to his chances; he's on a mark from which he's competitive. Orlando's Tale was beaten a nose by My Gacho at Leicester in a modest handicap and they do battle again and are closely matched as one would expect. The Fanshawe runner is open to further progress but the Leicester winner is still well handicapped on his old form. Without Prejudice would have claims if the visor has the desired effect but that's not a risk we're prepared to take as we side with Choiseau.
Orpen Wide (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Close up, every chance entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Rosko (8-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Last Sovereign 11-4fav (8-10) Mid-division on inside, pushed along and one pace over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 15, 7l behind King's Wonder (9-3) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Choiseau (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 5l behind Luscivious (9-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Aflaam (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 6l behind More Time Tim (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Rum Jungle 12-1 (8-13) Raced far side, tracked leaders, every chance over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 14l behind Captain Brilliance (9-9) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Cape Rock 10-1 (8-13) Prominent on rail, ridden over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd and closed on winner near finish, just held, 2nd of 9, hd behind Street Power (8-12) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Cornus 25-1 (8-9) Towards rear, soon chased along, some late headway, never trouble leaders, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Oceana Blue (8-9) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jun.
Orlando's Tale (USA) 10-1 (9-11) Chased leader far side, ridden over 1f out, led towards finish, headed post, 2nd of 9, ns behind My Gacho (9-8) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Highly Regal (IRE) 15-2 (9-10) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out and soon eased, 9th of 11, 15l behind Romany Princess (10-2) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Without Prejudice (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Behind, ridden 2f out, no headway, 9th of 15, 6l behind Smarty Socks (9-2) at York 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Lodi (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Towards rear stands side, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 12l behind My Gacho (9-8) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
My Gacho (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Led stands side group, ridden and edged right over 1f out, stayed on to lead post, won at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Orlando's Tale (9-11) by ns, 9 ran.
Grey Boy (GER) 14-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, with leaders over 5f, last of 7, 37l behind Credit Swap (9-2) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, switched left and effort over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, driven and stayed on, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Dukes Art (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.