Golden Apollo is hard to win with but has been successful here in the past and again ran well when sixth at York 12 days ago. Theotherside has a better strike-rate and got his head back in front at Salisbury last time but could have done without the 4lb rise. Ivatheengine races off the same mark as when beaten under a length at Newcastle last week but collateral form suggests he may struggle to get the better of the three-year-old NIGHT OF ROMANCE. She has joined Joseph O’Brien since completing a double at Leicester and still looks well treated. Akkeringa won here and at Newmarket in June but failed to handle a step up in class at HQ last time.
Jonah Jones (IRE) 9-2jfav (9-2) Raced towards near side, held up, pushed along over 2f out, some late minor headway, never on terms, 13th of 18, 5 1/4l behind Fresh (9-4) at Ascot 6f hcp (3) gs in May.
Golden Apollo 15-2 (8-12) Midfield, nudged along over 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Venturous (9-5) at York 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Ivatheengine (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders over 1f out, ran on and went 2nd inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Strike Red (8-13) at Newcastle 6f hcp (3) pol in Jul.
Yazaman (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division early, slightly short of room and lost position after 1f, nudged along 2f out, switched right and not clear run briefly entering straight, ridden over 1f out and some headway, hung left and ran on same pace final furlong, 6th of 9, 3 3/4l behind Master Zoffany (8-9) at Chester 7f hcp (2) gd in Jun.
I Am A Dreamer 14-1 (9-6) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 12, 7 1/2l behind Lion Tower (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Theotherside (IRE) 11-4jfav (10-0) Held up off the pace in last pair, headway and switched left over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ran on gamely to lead towards finish, won at Salisbury 6f hcp (5) gs in Jul beating Bella Notte (9-5) by nk, 7 ran.
Shoot To Kill (IRE) 18-5 (9-13) Held up in rear, travelled smoothly into contention and led going easily inside final furlong, soon pushed and readily drew clear, impressive, won at Nottingham 6f hcp (5) gd in Jul beating Captain Jameson (9-8) by 3l, 7 ran.
Marks Bear (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden and headway approaching final 2f, edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 3 3/4l behind Otago (8-13) at Epsom 7f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Stone Circle (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 3 1/4l behind Devil's Angel (9-6) at Newmarket 6f hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Akkeringa 12-1 (8-3) In touch stand side, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 16th of 17, 6 1/2l behind Blackrod (8-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Tanfantic 22-1 (9-10) Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, gradually weakened, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Outrun The Storm (9-5) at York 7f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Night Of Romance 10-3jfav (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Leicester 6f hcp (5) gf in Jun beating Strike Red (9-4) by 1/2l, 8 ran.