A predictably strong renewal of the Great St Wilfrid with the top six in the handicap boasting official ratings of 100 or more. Pepper Lane and Our Jonathan fought out the finish last year although both have gone up in the weights since. Johannes and Louis The Pious confirmed themselves in good heart in an old fashioned battle at Goodwood while the lightly raced Alben Star went into many notebooks when running on into fifth in the Stewards' Cup. David Barron may be forgiven for having half an eye on the Nunthorpe next week, but the Maunby handler saddles four in this race and BERTIEWHITTLE appears to have the most obvious profile. Four-year-old's have enjoyed a tremendous record in this contest over the last decade and though he is yet to win a race this season, the combination of a light racing weight and a low draw seems perfect. Barnet Fair bounced off the fast ground at Ascot and could be a factor along with Captain Ramius and Tax Free, who have more experience that most and are likely to be thereabouts.
Our Jonathan 3-1fav (9-2) Slowly away, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Majestic Myles (9-2) at Chester 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Jul.
Secret Witness 9-1 (9-10) Raced centre, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 11th of 21, 2 3/4l behind Taajub (8-10) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Es Que Love (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Led centre group and overall, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 7th of 27, 2l behind Hawkeyethenoo (9-9) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Regal Parade 7-2 (9-1) Keen tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Rhythm Of Light (8-10) at Haydock 7f cond Stakes (3) gs in Jul.
Colonel Mak 14-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 5th of 20, 3 1/2l behind Van Ellis (9-3) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Captain Ramius (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Led near side group throughout and well on terms with far side, ridden clear that side over 1f out and ran on under pressure inside final furlong, not quite pace of leading duo far side, 3rd of 15, 2 3/4l behind Bonnie Brae (9-9) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) hvy in Jul.
Pepper Lane 33-1 (9-2) Reared start, detached on far side, never a factor, last of 28, 36l behind Dandy Boy (9-8) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gd in Jun.
Alben Star (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Raced near side, chased leaders, hung right towards centre and headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 5th of 27, 2l behind Hawkeyethenoo (9-9) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Louis The Pious 14-1 (9-10) In touch, centre, headway 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 28, 1/2l behind Johannes (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Johannes (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Raced centre, held up in mid-division, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd beating Louis The Pious (9-10) by 1/2l, 28 ran.
Seal Rock 12-1 (8-13) Raced centre, in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 19th of 27, 10l behind Hawkeyethenoo (9-9) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Singeur (IRE) 9-2fav (9-9) Towards rear stand side group, ridden and headway over 1f out, led stand side group inside final furlong, kept on to lead overall towards finish, won at Ripon 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Oldjoesaid (8-9) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Lexi's Hero (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Raced near side and prominent, led group halfway and well on terms, ridden inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 13th of 27, 4l behind Hawkeyethenoo (9-9) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Bosun Breese 9-1 (9-10) Led and overal leader farside group, ridden inside final furlong, headed by stand side leader towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Singeur (9-9) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Elusive Prince 16-1 (9-0) Raced far side and chased leader until ridden 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 23rd of 27, 12l behind Hawkeyethenoo (9-9) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Grissom (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Raced far side, chased leaders, badly hampered 2f out and lost place, stayed on again inside final furlong, not recover, 14th of 27, 4l behind Hawkeyethenoo (9-9) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Bertiewhittle 20-1 (7-13) Held up, good headway near side over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, lost 2nd last strides, 3rd of 27, 3/4l behind Field Of Dream (8-11) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Klynch 33-1 (9-10) Raced near side, ridden and chased leaders 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 15th of 28, 10l behind Johannes (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Tax Free (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 7th of 28, 4 1/2l behind Johannes (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Barnet Fair 7-1 (8-3) Held up in rear, switched left and headway halfway, ridden to challenge over 1f out, ran on to lead last strides, won at Ascot 5f hcp (2) fm in Jul beating Taajub (8-13) by nk, 18 ran.