EFISTORM ticks plenty of boxes and he is taken to get the better of Alfresco, Dragon Flame and Royal Intruder. The selection won well last time and he is still very well treated on the pick of his turf form. He has won over this course and distance in the past and he has a good draw so he makes plenty of appeal. Alfresco is another who has been in good form of late but his best form is over further than this and he might get outpaced over the minimum trip. Dragon Flame won well at Yarmouth last time and he is handily drawn for a frontrunner. Royal Intruder has ability but he hasn't won for a long time and he is best watched. We will stick with Efistorm to make it back-to-back successes.
First Order 12-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, one pace final furlong, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Rothesay Dancer (8-1) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Efistorm 5-1 (8-13) In touch, quickened to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Windsor 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr beating Our Piccadilly (8-8) by 1l, 12 ran.
Alfresco 11-2 (9-9) In touch, led approaching 2f out, hard ridden and headed close home, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Bold Argument (8-7) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Dragon Flame (IRE) 17-2 (9-7) Made all, ridden and ran on final furlong (hand timed), won at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May beating Brandywell Boy (8-13) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Westwood 9-1 (8-10) Led stands side, ridden halfway, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 17, 9l behind Eton Rifles (9-4) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in May.
Hereford Boy 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always behind, 7th of 9, 6l behind Lochstar (9-7) at Lingfield 5f Handicap (0-85) (3yo+) (4) pol in May.
Royal Intruder 9-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, led 2f out, soon pushed along, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Bohobe (7-12) at Salisbury 6f app hcp (5) gf.
Figaro Flyer (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Steadied start, raced keenly in touch on outside, pushed along and outpaced 2f out, never dangerous afterwards, 5th of 6, 7l behind Lemon N Sugar (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Billy Red 6-1 (8-10) Prominent, driven over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 5l behind Loose Caboose (8-1) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Digital 20-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, always outpaced, last of 11, 15l behind Invincible Lad (9-4) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Fantasy Believer 10-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, some headway over 2f out, soon ridden and beaten, 9th of 11, 12l behind Alfresco (8-10) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Highland Warrior 40-1 (9-6) Behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on, 7th of 12, 4l behind Sunley Sovereign (8-2) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Blessed Place 50-1 (8-12) Dwelt, soon recovered to lead, pushed along and headed 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 8l behind Bohobe (7-12) at Salisbury 6f app hcp (5) gf.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Chased winner throughout, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Dragon Flame (9-7) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.