It would be no surprise to see veteran Docofthebay bounce back to form in a race like this. But he starts out wide as does Elusive Hawk, who has already won five times this year, though there should be plenty of pace on in this. KYLLACHY STAR has won twice over course and distance and is thrown in on his old form. He's been lightly campaigned this season but didn't run badly when behind My Single Malt here on his reappearance here, or at Goodwood subsequently, and looks to have as good a chance as any. Simon Walker partners the consistent Silvas Romana and Dream Walker could hardly be in better form, though the handicapper may have his measure now and just as interesting are See Clearly and the much-improved Ralphy Boy.
Elusive Hawk (IRE) 20-1 (8-0) Raced centre, chased leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 11, 7l behind Gramercy (8-13) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Docofthebay (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 13th of 15, 13l behind Silvery Moon (9-7) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Dream Walker (FR) 4-6fav (8-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, won at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Strong Man (9-11) by 7l, 11 ran.
Barwick 5-1 (9-7) Dwelt in rear, ridden and no impression final 2f, last of 9, 20l behind Brownsea Brink (9-4) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Kyllachy Star 12-1 (8-12) In touch on inside, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, one pace and no impression when slightly hampered entering final furlong, 8th of 17, 8l behind Ascription (9-7) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
One Scoop Or Two 10-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 10l behind Tellovoi (8-10) at Chester 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
My Single Malt (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Held up mid-division, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 11, 11l behind Dream Walker (8-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Ferdy (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Keen in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 5l behind Albaqaa (9-6) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Silvas Romana (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Tenbridge (8-8) at Chepstow 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
See Clearly 4-1 (10-6) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 11, 8l behind George Fenton (9-6) at Thirsk 6f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Capitol Gain (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Held up, headway over 3f out, went far side over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 7l behind Chocolate Block (8-9) at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Piceno (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Prominent, left in lead after 1f, ridden and pressed from over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Caldercruix (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Ralphy Boy (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Violent Velocity (7-13) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Viva Ronaldo (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) In touch in rear, ridden 3f out, no impression, last of 5, 16l behind Springheel Jake (9-4) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.