This is not the easiest race to assess, so only a tentative nomination goes the way of Luck In Running, who edges the verdict over Scot Love and Cross The Line. There may also be more to come from Parkview Love now that he has rediscovered his form and he is also worth noting for signs of each-way support. Cross The Line is less exposed than most and is long overdue another try over a mile. The four-year-old won on firm ground at York last year and will be a potent threat if he were to run to that level. He has handled this course, so should not be ruled out too quickly. Scot Love won his maiden over course and distance in May and obviously has little to fear from the conditions. However, Jeremy Noseda's charge has been found out subsequently and needs to brush aside a couple of modest efforts. Therefore, it may pay to side with an improving type and we look no further than Luck In Running on this occasion. Mark Johnston has experimented with him regarding his best trip and appears to be getting to the bottom of this son of Running Stag. Being a half-brother to Hello Lucky - a useful filly over a mile in the States - this lightly raced individual has plenty of ticks in the right boxes. And, from a handy weight, Luck In Running looks a value option in a real puzzler of a race.
Dr Thong 13-2 (9-7) In touch, ridden and one pace when bumped 2f out, weakened after and eased final furlong, 12th of 14, 9l behind Aggravation (8-12) at Windsor 1m hcap (5) gf in Jun.
Overlord Way (GR) 20-1 (9-5) Behind, no real headway final 2f, 8th of 14, 10l behind Hits Only Heaven (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Scot Love (IRE) 11-4jt-fav (9-3) Soon chasing leaders, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Purus (9-11) at Kempton 7f hcap (4) pol in Jun.
Cross The Line (IRE) 3-1fav (10-1) Slowly into stride, ridden 3f out, kept on, 5th of 10, 5l behind Guildenstern (10-1) at Salisbury 6f ldy rds hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Parkview Love (USA) 5-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon one pace, 6th of 8, 12l behind Burgundy (8-9) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp (4) pol in Jun.
Mujood 14-1 (9-4) Pulled hard early, mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 11th of 14, 6l behind Fantastisch (9-3) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Brave Fight 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 11, 10l behind Bandama (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Luck In Running (USA) 12-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, every chance 1f out, no extra close home, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Bijou Dan (8-10) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.