Despite his pilot dropping his whip last time out MY KINGDOM was a comfortable winner so he looks to be the best choice in this Handicap with Glen Shiel and Belle Des Airs looking the closest dangers. Prior to the victory for the pick last time he was on a good run of form and that commanding win over Santefisio left the impression there is more to come so he should go well from this revised mark. Glen Shiel looked back to form when only finding Cornus too good on his last run and based on the evidence of his win at Ayr in May should be winning off this mark. Belle Des Airs has won his only start at this venue and a drop in weight and grade from his last run should help him run better. Space Station looks on a progressive run of form this season and was an easy enough winner last time to suggest a bold bid but My Kingdom was very impressive when successful when last seen and gets the vote.
Belle des Airs (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Soon led, ridden and headed just over 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 11, 21l behind Kerrys Requiem (9-2) at Goodwood 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
My Kingdom (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Close up in 5th on inside, not clear run from over 2f out, until squeezed through over 1f out, soon switched left off rail, quickened to to lead inside final furlong, soon ridden and hung left, in command when rider dropped whip near finish, won at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun beating Santefisio (9-5) by 1l, 11 ran.
Salient 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, took keen hold, not clear run over 3f out, ridden well over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 13, 4l behind Regeneration (8-8) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
My Learned Friend (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Slipped badly leaving stalls and rider lost both irons, behind, not able to recover, last of 11, 39l behind Roman Glory (10-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Space Station 2-1fav (9-7) Mid-division, took keen hold early, switched left and headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating For Life (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Dubai Set 11-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, under pressure inside final 3f, weakening when bumped 2f out, last of 9, 13l behind Beachfire (9-1) at Sandown 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Glen Shiel (USA) 5-1fav (9-0) Held up, headway approaching final furlong, soon switched right, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Cornus (8-9) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Buxton 10-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, effort when hampered just over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Mr Rainbow (9-7) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Twilight Star (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Led until 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 31l behind Halsion Chancer (10-12) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Leadenhall Lass (IRE) 66-1 (8-3) Dwelt and always in last pair, 9th of 11, 8l behind My Kingdom (9-2) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Fivefold (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Imperial Delight (9-3) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Shibhan 16-1 (8-12) Held up in 7th on inside, ridden 2f out, hung right soon after, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 7l behind Fleeting Echo (9-5) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.