AEROPLANE could be a class above although this looks a top-notch claimer with Gallantry, Orpinindeed and Flawed Genius all conceivable dangers. Simon Callaghan's son of Danehill Dancer was last seen in the Victoria Cup at Ascot in June when unfancied and finishing well down the field. There is probably little doubt that his rating flatters him but he has a touch of class and with Jamie Spencer back on board he should run well. Beauchamp Viceroy has an excellent record at the track but he is another who looks flattered by his official rating. The drop in class today will suit and he has a much better draw today than at the track on Saturday. Gallantry is another course and distance winner who drops in grade, and along with the 86-rated Flawed Genius he must be considered a major player. George Baker looks an interesting jockey booking for Alan Devonshire, Royal Envoy is in good form and won't mind the return to this trip, whilst Autumn Blades is another who comes here on the back of some solid efforts. Orpenindeed is rated 87 and steps back up in trip, but he is yet to win over this distance and so we will turn to Aeroplane to be an apt winner for his US-bound trainer Simon Callaghan.
Aeroplane 50-1 (9-8) Switched to centre group after 1f, mainly towards rear, 12th of 27, 13l behind Swift Gift (8-5) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in May.
Beauchamp Viceroy 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 8l behind Mountain Cat (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Gallantry 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt, behind until driven and kept on from over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 10, 8l behind Leahurst (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Flawed Genius 16-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, behind until ridden, kept on final 2f, never nearer, 6th of 16, 8l behind Wannabe King (9-3) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Alan Devonshire 25-1 (8-6) Awkward leaving stalls, held up, pulled hard, headway to lead after 2f, headed 4f out, weakened quickly, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Bencoolen (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 1f app hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Aug.
Royal Envoy (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Behind, headway on inside 2f out, ridden and stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Bertie Southstreet (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Orpenindeed (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Slight lead, ridden and headed well over 1f out, soon hung right and weakened, 8th of 9, 13l behind Street Power (8-12) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Autumn Blades (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 7l behind Brunelleschi (8-9) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Obe Royal 15-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, came wide entering straight, never near to challenge, 7th of 11, 4l behind Royal Challenge (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol.
Statute Book (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Chased leaders on outer, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 35l behind Sunshine Always (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Sea Land (FR) 14-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, slightly short of room inside final furlong, not quicken, 5th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Royal Challenge (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol.
Zennerman (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, not clear run on inside over 3f out, headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 9l behind Cheers For Thea (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.