Colloquial doesn't stand much racing but won over C&D last month and is capable on his day. He wouldn't want any more rain, however. Dayia has something to prove after a poor showing behind Keys over C&D last time while French import Balajo may need more time to acclimatise. La Vecchia Scuola is worth a second look, however, as last year's Cesarewitch runner-up is edging towards a decent mark again. Olivier Peslier should get a tune of out thorough stayer Hawk Mountain but this could be one for Hayley Turner and the home team with ERMYN LODGE. Pat Phelan's gelding appears pounds better here than elsewhere and a reproduction of his second in the Ascot Stakes in June would probably suffice in this.
Woolfall Treasure 40-1 (9-4) Always behind, 9th of 14, 8l behind Petara Bay (9-9) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Colloquial 14-1 (9-13) Tracked leading trio, headway to track leader over 3f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on to lead close home, won at Ascot 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul beating Mountain Hiker (10-0) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Dayia (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Close up on outer, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 23l behind Keys (9-1) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jul.
La Vecchia Scuola (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 7th of 18, 6l behind Tactician (9-5) at York 1m 6f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in Jul.
Ile De Re (FR) 20-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 16, 6l behind Fox Hunt (9-8) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) sft in Jun.
Balajo (FR) (9-6) won at Chatillon-Sur-Chalaronne(FR) 1m 5f clm stks in Jun, 12 ran.
Hawk Mountain (UAE) 9-2fav (9-7) In touch in 5th, ridden 3f out, unable to quicken from 2f out until stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Itlaaq (9-5) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Chink Of Light 16-1 (9-0) Prominent, pushed along over 5f out, soon lost place, tailed off, 14th of 17, well behind Swingkeel (9-2) at Royal Ascot 2m 6f stks (2) sft in Jun.
Ermyn Lodge 16-1 (9-2) In touch, tracked leader after 5f, led 5f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 19, 2 3/4l behind Veiled (9-3) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jun.
Phoenix Flight (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Captain John Nixon (9-4) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Jun.
Exemplary 16-1 (9-9) In touch in 6th, effort 3f out, ridden to chase winner 2f out until inside final 2f, stayed on same pace in 3rd after, 3rd of 19, 6l behind Hollins (8-10) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jul.
Bowdler's Magic 12-1 (9-8) Chased leading pair, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 19, 10l behind Hollins (8-10) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jul.