Fingal's Cave couldn't have gone any closer to shedding his maiden tag at York last time and probably deserves a change of luck. He's unlikely to be far away again but this will be his first experience of an easy surface so it might be worth taking a chance on BEST DRESSED. David Brown's colt has already been placed over further so should last home- he got trapped wide when disappointing at Pontefract last week. Little Palaver hasn't done much wrong so far and is another to consider while Goring has form on heavy ground. Newcomer Elysian Flyer adds to the interest.
Best Dressed 11-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 21l behind Maftool (9-5) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Code Red Bahamian Bounty colt out of Just Devine.
Dylan's Storm (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Towards rear and outpaced, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 14l behind Mattmu (9-5) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Elysian Flyer (IRE) Majestic Missile colt out of Starisa.
Fingal's Cave (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, driven to lead 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on when strongly pressed towards finish, headed post, 2nd of 9, ns behind Valley of Fire (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Goring (GER) 66-1 (9-3) In touch far side, pushed along 3f out, weakened entering final 2f, 19th of 24, 13l behind Hootenanny (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Jun.
Little Palaver 10-11fav (8-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along when short of room over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, ridden and unable to quicken final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Room Key (9-0) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.