Knight's Parade bids for a hat-trick off a 5lb higher mark after wins at Chepstow and Bath last time. He'd earlier fallen victim to Jan De Heem but the latter disappointed at Salisbury after that. Ivanhoe finished ahead of Strategic Strike when runner-up over track and trip last month and has claims on that form while Bursledon has the scope to improve but will need to to match COULOIR EXTREME. The betting suggested a big run was expected over 1m2f here last week and he duly obliged by eight lengths. With this longer trip likely to suit, Gary Moore's charge can shrug off a penalty and go in again.
Couloir Extreme (IRE) 7-4fav (9-4) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd entering final 3f, led over 2f out, ridden and drew clear over 1f out, kept on strongly, eased towards finish, very easily, won at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Teolagi (9-4) by 8l, 11 ran.
Yul Finegold (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) In rear, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 12l behind Sea Shanty (9-7) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Bursledon (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway 6f out, close up, switched right over 3f out, soon ridden, no impression over 1f out until stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Kuantan One (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Knight's Parade (IRE) 10-11fav (9-2) Made all, joined 4f out, stayed on well and in command over 1f out, won at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm beating Dali's Lover (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
Strategic Strike (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 19l behind Alcaeus (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ivanhoe 9-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, headway to chase leaders 3f out, ridden over 2f out, 4th and one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 4l behind Debdebdeb (9-2) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Jan De Heem 9-2 (9-0) Held up in last pair, never a factor, 6th of 7, 6l behind Isis Blue (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Pursivere 20-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 12, 11l behind Velvetina (8-9) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) pol in May.
Lambert Pen (USA) 11-1 (9-0) 6th of 11, 12l behind Mushaakis (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.