Choral Festival can never be ignored here, as she showed a month ago. However, this trip looks much too short for her nowadays and we're keen to give another chance to KOHLAAN. Roger Varian's gelding looked good when wrapping up a hat-trick at Doncaster two runs ago and got caught out in a tactical affair at Salisbury last time. The Willie Muir pair, Cruiser and Jack Who's He, would both have claims on their best form and Juvenal should strip fitter for his run at Goodwood. African Oil won at Bath last month but this looks tougher.
Juvenal (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Held up in rear on inside, switched left over 2f out, headway towards outside over 1f out, went one paced 5th final strides, never on terms, 5th of 17, 7l behind Ascription (9-7) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Bay Knight (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 9th of 16, 8l behind Sam Nombulist (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Cruiser 11-4 (9-2) Led 1f, tracked winner, ridden and no impression over 1f out, son lost 2nd, weakened to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 10l behind Ehtedaam (9-10) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Choral Festival 5-1 (10-0) Held up in last pair, headway travelling well over 1f out, soon squeezed through, ran on to lead final 100 yards, won at Windsor 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul beating Just Darcy (8-12) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
African Oil (FR) 3-1 (9-2) Steadied and held up last, niggled along halfway, ridden and headway 2f out, soon switched right and chasing leading pair, led approaching final furlong, soon in command, eased close home, won at Bath 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Jul beating Take A Note (9-8) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Jack Who's He (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Pressed leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden, hung left and headed over 1f out, held when short of room towards finish, 5th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Quest For More (8-13) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Kohlaan (IRE) 13-8 (9-7) Led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, driven one pace and no impression when dropped to 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Monsieur Rieussec (9-6) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Uncle Dermot (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Always in rear, 11th of 12, 7l behind Diletta Tommasa (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.