Jiroft won a Listed race in Milan last year so obviously has some ability, though hasn't shown a great deal so far for his new yard. BURNING THREAD looks the one to beat on his narrow defeat by Doctor Parkes at Doncaster earlier this month. He's a couple of pounds higher but is still well treated on his old form, though wouldn't want the ground to get any softer. La Fortunata carries a penalty for her Goodwood win and needs more but Swan Song has claims on her third at Ascot, though the extra furlong is a worry on easier going.
Jiroft (ITY) 33-1 (9-5) Raced near side, dwelt and hampered start, took keen hold and held up in touch, pushed along halfway, weakened quickly inside final 2f, 18th of 19, 13l behind Masamah (9-2) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
La Fortunata 14-1 (8-13) Made all, ridden 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on, won at Goodwood 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Links Drive Lady (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Swan Song 16-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and narrowly headed when badly hampered over 1f out, soon switched right, lost 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Ahtoug (9-6) at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Stone Of Folca 14-1 (9-7) With leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 15, 8l behind Doctor Parkes (9-7) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Fair Value (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Prominent, led narrowly 2f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 75 yards, 7th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Tidal's Baby (7-13) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Burning Thread (IRE) 22-1 (8-13) In touch, headway and every chance over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Doctor Parkes (9-7) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Jedward (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Not much room leaving stalls, prominent, led 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 9th of 13, 6l behind Noodles Blue Boy (8-11) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Sandfrankskipsgo 25-1 (8-6) Reared and bumped start, raced centre, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 17th of 18, 6l behind Barnet Fair (8-9) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Monumental Man 12-1 (8-13) Made all, edged left over 1f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, won at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Howyadoingnotsobad (8-2) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.