Barney McGrew and Victoire De Lyphar are both well treated at present but neither has shown a great deal so far this year and are better over shorter trips. Ptolemy has claims on his victory at Thirsk two runs ago and this is his best trip while the three-year-olds Gold Beau and Darkside wouldn't need to find much to get involved. Who's Shirl had ILLUSTRIOUS PRINCE back in third when scoring over 6f at Pontefract last month but the latter is 6lb better off now and his yard could hardly be in better form. He can turn the tables and land this with Imperator Augustus arguably best of the rest.
Bayleyf (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Took keen hold chasing leaders, pushed along 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 9l behind Good Luck Charm (9-9) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Jun.
Barney McGrew (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Towards rear, driven to chase leaders 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Dark Castle (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Victoire De Lyphar (IRE) 11-2fav (9-6) Led on stands side rail, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 5l behind Dark Castle (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Imperator Augustus (IRE) 18-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 6l behind Pea Shooter (9-8) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Evervescent (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Fantasy Gladiator (8-11) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Fame Again 14-1 (9-4) In touch, headway when not clear run over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Hakuna Matata (8-12) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Who's Shirl 11-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 9l behind Elle Woods (9-2) at Carlisle 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 13, 11l behind Blue Maisey (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Ptolemy 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 8, 8l behind Size (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m app hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Clumber Place 28-1 (9-8) Awkward start, always behind, last of 11, 6l behind Just Paul (8-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Gold Beau (FR) 15-8fav (9-5) Made all, strongly challenged approaching final furlong, hard ridden, all out, won at Redcar 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jun beating Adiator (9-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Darkside 11-4fav (8-8) Tracked leader, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Black Rider (9-2) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.