Chjimes is worth a speculative punt in a race of this nature. Teasing and Glencalvie arrive here in good heart and are others worth noting in the betting, while Royal Island would not be without a chance if he could recapture the best of his Irish All Weather form of last year. Recent evidence suggests that may not be forthcoming, though, and he looks a risky option. Glencalvie won here earlier in the month and is likey to have his supporters. Still, he is not really noted for consistency and has a bit to prove. Teasing is on a winning mark and, as he has held his form well this year, the Jeff Pearce-trained gelding looks the best alternative to the selection. However, Chjimes, who was rated 93 at his best, is easily the best handicapped horse in the race and, having shown good speed in his last two starts, he can help to pay for the travelling expenses down from his yard's Lincolnshire base.
Count Ceprano (IRE) 50-1 (7-7) Held up behind stands' side, ridden 3f out, never troubled leaders final 2f, 15th of 28, 9l behind Regal Parade (8-6) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 0-105 (2) frm.
Royal Island (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 8th of 11, 9l behind Cha Cha Cha (8-8) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Wavertree Warrior (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Always behind, 11th of 14, 10l behind Manchurian (9-2) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Teasing 5-4fav (9-3) Held up, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 4, 2l behind Dushstorm (8-7) at Kempton 1m clm (6) pol in Apr.
Glencalvie (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Made all, in command final furlong, eased near finish, won at Lingfield 1m hcap (5) gd beating Carmenero (9-5) by 2l, 12 ran.
Cativo Cavallino 10-1 (8-12) Held up, no chance final 2f, 11th of 14, 10l behind Kyle (9-2) at Windsor 6f hcap (4) gs.
Cinnamon Hill 14-1 (8-9) Went left start, pulled hard, held up in rear, effort over 2f out, soon ridden, bumped over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 9l behind Farley Star (9-4) at Leicester 7f fll hcp (4) gf in May.
Chjimes (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Bomber Command (9-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.