Bronze Beau has the past form to figure in a race like this but has been out of sorts lately. Captain Dunne rolled back the years at Haydock last time while Roy's legacy remains in good form. Paul Midgley's pair Haajes and Bosun Breese could also figure, though the former would have preferred softer going. James Given has won this a couple of times in recent years and his ROYAL BAJAN had little luck around Chester's tight turns last time. He won off a 2lb higher mark the last time he was dropped into this grade and gets a tentative vote today. Head Space may be best of the rest in first-time blinkers ahead of veteran Moorhouse Lad.
Moorhouse Lad 12-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden halfway, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 11, 7l behind Doctor Parkes (9-3) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Dangerous Age 11-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Mappin Time (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Apr.
Head Space (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, driven 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, no impression when lost place towards finish, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Greeb (9-4) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Captain Royale (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 3f out, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, eased, last of 8, 8l behind Perfect Blossom (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Bronze Beau 17-2 (9-12) Always towards rear, 9th of 10, 12l behind Mr Mo Jo (9-0) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Royal Bajan (USA) 11-2 (8-6) Prominent on inside, not clear run briefly 2f out, soon ridden, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Cheworee (9-2) at Chester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Haajes 3-1fav (9-10) Held up towards rear and keen, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Mr Mo Jo (9-0) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Emjayem 7-1 (9-5) Awkwardly away in rear, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 8, 7l behind Ladweb (9-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Mister Manannan (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, switched right over 3f out, headway on outside over 1f out, no extra and eased well inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Perfect Blossom (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Captain Dunne (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Made all, ridden and clear from over 1f out, kept on well, unchallenged, won at Haydock 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating First In Command (9-10) by 3l, 7 ran.
Bosun Breese 12-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Salvatore Fury (9-10) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Lorimer's Lot (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Adam's Ale (9-11) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Flash City (ITY) 20-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 3l behind Alpha Tauri (8-12) at Southwell 5f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Mar.
Roy's Legacy 6-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, led 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Perfect Muse (9-9) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
The Strig 33-1 (9-5) Slowly away, behind, headway halfway, weakened final furlong, last of 12, 8l behind Adam's Ale (9-11) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.