It's probable that Norse Light found 1m6f too far last time at Chester and Ralph Beckett's maiden is certainly worth a look on his third to Second Step at Newbury in May. Royal Etiquette went close under Alex Ferguson at Newbury last time but stamina could be an issue for the penalised Bertie Moon and Aldwick Bay would have preferred an easier surface. GANNICUS only gave best close home when tried over this trip at Doncaster. Harry Bannister will give him every assistance from the saddle and the three-year-old could be the value in this finale.
Bertie Moon 9-4fav (10-0) Made all, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, in command near finish, unchallenged, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul beating Choral Festival (9-5) by 1l, 6 ran.
Aldwick Bay (IRE) 3-1 (10-13) Stumbled start, in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Balmoral Castle (10-9) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in Jun.
Pandorica 33-1 (8-12) In touch in 5th, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 9l behind Cosseted (9-13) at Chester 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.
My Lord 16-1 (9-1) Steadied after start, held up in rear, smooth headway on heels of leaders 3f out, switched left and went 2nd approaching final furlong, went 2nd 1f out, held when dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Afro (8-10) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Couloir Extreme (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Chased leader until over 3f out, chased leaders, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 9, 12l behind Balmoral Castle (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Norse Light 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 10l behind Spectator (9-0) at Chester 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Gannicus 11-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, headway and every chance over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Innocent Touch (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Admirable Duque (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 11l behind Mick Duggan (9-11) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Royal Etiquette (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, ridden and stayed on to dispute 2nd inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Automotive (10-13) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in Jun.
Urban Space 8-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders on outside, pushed along 3f out, disputin 2nd under pressure over 1f out, every chance until weakened and slightly hampered final 100 yards, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Thecornishcowboy (10-1) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.