It can pay to stick with NORTHERN DARE who has been in good form and he can resume winning ways at the main expense of Haajes and Jimmy Ryan. The selection has the benefit of a good draw here and he can take full advantage of it. He ran another sound race last time at Goodwood when he finished second behind Johannes and as that contest has since thrown up a couple of winners the form looks solid enough. Haajes is another with a good draw and he also finished second last time when he chased home Mandalay King at York. That race has not worked out all that well and he did finish behind our selection previously. Jimmy Ryan is lightly raced and it was a good effort to chase home Boogie Street in Listed company last time. He has got some form in large field handicaps and he should run a big race here. William Muir is a trainer in form so it would not be a surprise to see course and distance winner Blue Jack get involved in the shake-up. The draw is a negative for Oldjoesaid so he looks worth taking on and we will stick with Northern Dare as the pick.
Oldjoesaid 6-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, some headway on outer 2f out, not troubled leaders, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 10l behind Tamagin (9-6) at Windsor 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Canadian Danehill (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Raced far side, chased leaders, switched right well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 16, 6l behind Pavershooz (8-9) at Ayr 5f hcap (2) gd in Jul.
Northern Dare (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Raced far side, held up behind leaders, ridden to go 2nd that group and overall final 100 yards but not reach winner, 2nd of 22, 1 1/2l behind Johannes (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcap (2) gd in Jul.
Blue Jack 9-1 (9-6) Raced stands side, held up in rear, good headway against rail inside final 2f, strong run to lead overall towards finish, won at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul beating Feelin Foxy (8-6) by nk, 23 ran.
Macdillon 8-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 20, 9l behind Swiss Diva (9-1) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Olynard (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Held up behind leaders, effort on outside 2f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Windsor 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Bel Cantor (8-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Orpsie Boy (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Behind, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 5l behind Group Therapy (9-10) at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Ginobili (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Started very slowly, behind and detached, never a factor, last of 9, 14l behind Group Therapy (9-10) at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Jimmy Ryan (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and slight lead inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner final 75 yards, 2nd of 8, nk behind Boogie Street (9-3) at Goodwood 5f lst stk (1) gd in May '05.
Piscean (USA) 33-1 (8-7) Held up, never dangerous, 12th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Barney McGrew (9-5) at York 5f hcp 0-110 (2) gf.
Kerrys Requiem (IRE) 4-1fav (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, never able to challenge, 9th of 10, 9l behind Noverre To Go (9-7) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Tony The Tap 10-3 (9-8) Held up, driven over 2f out, headway on outside well over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Godfrey Street (8-5) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Hadaf (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Dwelt, took keen hold early, held up in touch, switiched right halfway, no progress, weakened over 1f out, never a factor, 9th of 11, 7l behind Raccoon (8-11) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Haajes 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Mandalay King (8-5) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Doric Lady 4-1fav (9-4) In touch, ridden and effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 7l behind Bounty Box (8-11) at Newmarket 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jul.