No surprise if the field is reduced here to make life harder for each-way punters but Minstrel Lad is as good a starting point as any having found some improved form in late spring and early summer. He returns from a short break now and makes plenty of appeal but does find himself on a career-high mark after that improvement and RAAMZ makes fractionally more appeal. He seems a far better horse on Turf for Kevin Morgan and stuck on well to score at Hamilton last time under Cam Hardie who takes the ride once again. He should remain more than competitive off a mark of 62. Gallant veteran Megalala seems to prefer the seaside air of Brighton these days so Bertie Moon, a recent course and distance winner, and Chapter And Verse make greater shortlist appeal. The latter is especially interesting, dropped into Class 6 company for the first time in his career and punters should take note if there is cash around for him.
Bertie Moon 16-1 (9-5) Made all, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, well on top and eased close home, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating I'm Harry (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Casual Mover (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Held up behind, effort over 3f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 19l behind Flying Power (9-0) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Treasure The Ridge (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 7l behind Civil War (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Duke Of Destiny (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 11l behind Roxy Lane (8-7) at Newmarket 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Minstrel Lad 11-4fav (9-10) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, hampered on bend over 5f out, switched right 2f out, headway into 3rd over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Elizabeth Coffee (8-13) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Chapter And Verse (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, never dangerous, last of 6, 8l behind Raskova (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
It's Taboo 14-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along early, held up in 5th, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Sweet Martoni (10-0) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Megalala (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Led, ridden inside final 2f, headed over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Nelson Quay (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in May.
Highlife Dancer 9-4 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 23l behind Royal Marskell (9-4) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Pink Lips 11-8fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, slipped bend entering straight over 4f out, headway and switched right 3f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 8, 6l behind Poste Restante (8-2) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Raamz (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, won at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun beating Frontline Phantom (9-11) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Bridge That Gap 40-1 (8-12) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 41l behind Whinging Willie (9-1) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Emman Bee (IRE) 6-1 (8-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 8l behind Jewelled (8-10) at Brighton 1m 4f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Carrowbeg (IRE) 66-1 (9-4) Set steady pace and led for 2f, chased leader until over 5f out, chased leaders, pushed along well over 3f out, weakened 3f out, 7th of 8, 15l behind Anaconda (10-0) at Windsor 1m 2f clm stks (5) gf in Jun.
Bennelong 20-1 (8-11) Chased leading pair, ridden and lost 3rd 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 9l behind Jakey (10-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
If I Were A Boy (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) In touch, led over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, rallied and every chance until just held near finish, 2nd of 8, shd behind Cataria Girl (9-6) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.