Maze and Wooden King were holding their form well in lesser company earlier this year, but both have struggled in this grade of late. In contrast, top weight BERTOLIVER takes a drop in class and, having slipped another 3lb in the weights, looks to have every chance to get his head back in front. Alfresco dead-heated at Goodwood last time and could figure again despite a 5lb rise, but Steelcut has floundered off higher marks since winning at Chester in May and Kyllachy Storm saves his best for Bath. Brandywell Boy could make the frame if in the mood however.
Bertoliver 20-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 16, 2 1/4l behind Captain Dunne (9-10) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp (2) gf.
Maze (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and challenged over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 14, 1 1/4l behind We Have A Dream (9-3) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Wooden King (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Macdillon (9-1) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Alfresco 10-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, chased leaders over 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, joined leader post, won at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May deadheating with Another Try (9-2), 10 ran.
Steelcut 9-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden halfway, headway entering final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 9, 5l behind Sohraab (9-13) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 8l behind Barons Spy (10-0) at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Kyllachy Storm 14-1 (8-11) Dwelt in rear, never on terms, 7th of 9, 8l behind Sohraab (9-13) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Hoh Hoh Hoh 8-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 6l behind Royal Box (8-13) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.