Ian Williams won this last year with subsequent Chester Cup and Northumberland Plate winner Ile De Re and will have high hopes that Address Unknown, who'll be partnered by German ace Andreas Suborics, can follow suit after he came back to form over 1m4f here last month. But this could be another for Kieren Fallon as THE BETCHWORTH KID is undoubtedly well treated on his best form and should find this a little easier than recent tests. Montaff finished just ahead of the selection at Newcastle in June but is 4lb worse off here while Ermyn Lodge is high enough in the weights at present and Bernie The Bolt has been a long way below his best this year. York third Lyric Street has every chance if he stays this longer trip, however, and Western Prize has been in decent form lately but has crept up the ratings as a result.
Astral Thunder (ARG) 50-1 (9-9) Mid-division in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 8th of 14, 10l behind Bollin Greta (8-11) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jul.
Ermyn Lodge 12-1 (9-3) 14th of 15, 31l behind High Jinx (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
Lyric Street (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, headway over 3f out, challenged over 2f out, led narrowly inside final 2f, headed over 1f out, no chance with winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Mount Athos (10-0) at York 1m 6f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in Jul.
Address Unknown 15-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied closing stages, stayed on well, 2nd of 7, nk behind Scatter Dice (7-10) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) fm in Jul.
The Betchworth Kid 20-1 (9-4) Always in rear, last and struggling 3f out, tailed off and eased, 11th of 14, 38l behind Motivado (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Mystery Star (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Tracked leading trio, pushed along over 3f out, effort between horses 2f out, stayed on same pace in 4th, almost snatched 3rd, 4th of 7, 6l behind Montaser (8-3) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) fm in Jul.
Western Prize 5-2 (9-5) Took keen hold, tracked leader 5f, settled in 3rd, going well when not clear run on inside over 2f out until inside final 2f, driven and went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Montaser (8-3) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) fm in Jul.
Montaff 8-1 (9-9) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd 2f out until ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Montaser (8-3) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) fm in Jul.
Bernie The Bolt (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, effort over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 18, 29l behind Simenon (9-2) at Royal Ascot 2m 6f stks (2) gd in Jun.
Woolfall Treasure 12-1 (9-4) Led early, tracked leader until 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 10l behind Lady Rosamunde (8-2) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Becausewecan (USA) 6-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, kept on final furlong, no impression, 4th of 9, 12l behind Body Language (9-3) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
French Hollow 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway and in touch on outside halfway, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 34l behind Herostatus (9-0) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.