Eagle Rock was fifth in this last year and sixth the year before, though finished behind Itlaaq in 2012 and is much worse off at the weights now. Mick Easterby loves to have a winner here and his charge is only 2lb higher than when scoring over course and distance last month, though Kieren Fallon has got off him to ride Spacious Sky. Tony Martin's raider is certainly worth a second look in the betting but would have been more interesting had there been a bit more rain. Brian Ellison runs five with Edge Of Sanity possibly the pick of his quintet while Dolphin Village is in fine form and won in this grade at Catterick last year. GAMBOL looks to have crying out for this longer trip and is lightly raced. He's still climbing the weights but has more to offer and is preferred to Bantam, another trying a longer distance, and Quest For More. Lady Kashaan should be approaching peak fitness now and could also play a part.
Statutory (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Led 1f, led again 9f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Continuum (9-6) at York 1m 6f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Jul.
Edge Of Sanity (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Slowly away, in rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 8l behind Retirement Plan (9-8) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Totalize 9-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 7th of 19, 7l behind Angel Gabrial (8-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Big Thunder 8-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear and keen, chased leaders halfway, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Retirement Plan (9-8) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Lady Kashaan (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Alex My Boy (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Bantam (IRE) 5-1fav (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kep ton final furlong, 4th of 10, 2l behind Semeen (9-2) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Saptapadi (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Towards rear, hampered after 4f, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 10th of 14, 10l behind Van Percy (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Eagle Rock (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Prominent, led after 1f, headed 11f out, led again over 9f out, headed over 3f out, one pace over 1f out, 6th of 12, 8l behind Gabrial's King (9-5) at York 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Dolphin Village (IRE) 6-4fav (9-1) Led 2f, tracked leader, driven and headway to lead again inside final 2f, soon ridden, stayed on well, won at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Monsieur Rieussec (9-3) by 2l, 5 ran.
Quest For More (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Tracked winner to over 4f out, regained 2nd over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on from over 1f out, always held, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Warrior Of Light (9-2) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Itlaaq 3-1fav (9-3) Held up in 5th, headway into 2nd over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on when strongly pressed towards finish, just held on, won at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul beating See And Be Seen (8-8) by shd, 7 ran.
Gambol (FR) 11-4 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Special Fighter (8-8) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 10l behind Retirement Plan (9-8) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Spacious Sky (USA) 20-1 (10-7) Held up, towards rear 4f out, 12th 2f out, chased leaders and not much room on inner straight, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 20, 6l behind Quick Jack (10-11) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul.
Number One London (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 3f out, one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 7l behind Tiger Lilly (8-0) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Streets Of Newyork 10-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 6th 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace straight, 7th of 20, 9l behind Quick Jack (10-11) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul.
Knightly Escapade 11-1 (8-3) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, stayed on, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Gabrial's King (9-5) at York 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.