A low-key opener can go to ASDAA, who has slipped to an attractive mark and was more like his old self when a close-up third at Kempton nine days ago. The Richard Hannon pair - Always Fearless and Elegant Erin – also go on the shortlist while Alibaba arrives in decent form and is only a pound higher than when runner-up at Yarmouth at the start of the month but Brunel Charm and Yankee Stadium both failed to justify favouritism latest with the former best on Polytrack and the latter still a maiden.
Alibaba 15-2 (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Arabian Romance (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Vasco Da Gama (FR) 28-1 (8-13) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, not pace of winner, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Mr Tyrrell (8-12) at Windsor 1m hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Papa Stour (USA) 18-1 (9-1) Held up in touch in mid-division, headway over 2f out, 2nd and hung left inside final furlong, no impression on winner towards finish, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Enough Already (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Always Fearless (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, well held by winner towards finish, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Helian (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Hot Summer 33-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden 4f out, weakened from over 2f out, 10th of 12, 34 1/4l behind Vanity Affair (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (5) sft in May.
Asdaa (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Conscious (9-12) at Kempton 1m hcp (5) pol in Jun.
Motawaafeq (FR) 20-1 (9-8) Tracked leader, ridden and effort over 2f out, kept on at one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/4l behind Fieldsman (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in May.
Elegant Erin (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on inside, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, plugged on in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Ascraeus (8-5) at Salisbury 1m hcp fll (5) gf in Jun.
Yankee Stadium (IRE) 9-4fav (9-6) Dwelt start, soon midfield, outpaced over 2f out, switched left but soon no impression, 5th of 10, 20 1/2l behind Zihaam (9-3) at Beverley 1m hcp (4) gd in May.
Brunel Charm 10-3fav (9-5) Held up off the pace in last pair, headway out wide chasing leaders over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/4l behind Mamillius (9-7) at Brighton 6f hcp (4) gf in May.
Siglo Six 50-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, good headway out wide chasing leaders over 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 5 1/2l behind Fred (9-6) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (4) pol in Feb.