Valery Borzov looked to be on the way back when third at Carlisle last month but like Invincible Force, who goes well here and was runner-up at Haydock last time, has been done no favours by the draw. Barons Spy and Grissom have been in good form lately, while the three-year-old Long Awaited is open to further improvement and Seek The Fair Land is knocking on the door again. Victorian Bounty was only beaten a head at Windsor last month but we're going to take a chance on RASH JUDGEMENT. Eric Alston's six-year-old is very well handicapped at present and has been running a bit better than recent form figures suggest. This looks just the type of race in which he could return to winning ways.
Corporal Maddox 33-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 15th of 16, 15l behind Dungannon (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jun.
Arteus 66-1 (9-4) Raced center tracked leader, weakened over 2f out, last of 16, well behind Folly Bridge (9-6) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Star Rover (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden 1f out, soon headway, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Duchess Dora (9-3) at Chester 5f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jun.
Roker Park (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, switched left and headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 7th of 13, 3l behind Edinburgh Knight (9-6) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jun.
Valery Borzov (IRE) 15-2 (9-11) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Le Toreador (9-11) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Rash Judgement 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 10th of 13, 8l behind Edinburgh Knight (9-6) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jun.
Grissom (IRE) 3-1fav (9-12) Led 1f, led again halfway, ridden over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 2l behind New Leyf (9-11) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Barons Spy (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Orpsie Boy (9-6) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Victorian Bounty 16-1 (9-3) Close up, took keen hold, every chance over 2f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 14, hd behind We Have A Dream (9-3) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Seek The Fair Land 5-2fav (9-9) In touch, ridden over 2f out, edged left and kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 4l behind Baldemar (9-6) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Green Park (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Master Rooney (9-7) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Invincible Force (IRE) 15-2 (9-11) Rider removed blind late, dwelt soon tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Ryan Style (9-10) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Long Awaited (IRE) 8-11fav (9-3) With leader, led halfway, quickened clear over 1f out, comfortable, won at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating Easy Over (9-3) by 4l, 8 ran.
Bahamian Lad 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 27l behind Viva Ronaldo (9-6) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.