Love Marmalade ran out an easy winner at Ascot last time when beating older horses. He has leading claims despite a penalty but has failed to follow-up previous victories and XINBAMA makes more appeal. The latter landed a double last season and goes unpenalised for last week's win in an apprentices race over track and trip. John Hills' charge is also preferred to Dandy, who will appreciate the return to a shorter trip having won twice over 1m2f earlier this season, but the remaining trio all arrive out of form and are hard to fancy.
Dandy (GER) 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase clear winner 3f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 14l behind Colinca's Lad (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Xinbama (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Tracked clear leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf beating Ever Fortune (9-12) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Love Marmalade (IRE) 9-2 (8-2) Made all, ridden and in command over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Come On Blue Chip (9-12) by 4l, 9 ran.
Brown Pete (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Dwelt, held up towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 13, 6l behind King Kurt (9-12) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Claude Monet 50-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, went 2nd 8f out until halfway, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened rapidly over 4f out, soon tailed off and virtually pulled up, last of 9, well behind Cactus Valley (9-6) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Super Duplex 25-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 18l behind Significant Move (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.