RESOLUTE ROAD is preferred to Think Its All Over and Mighty Clarets in the finale. Think It's All Over has to bounce back from a desperately poor run at York on the softest ground that he's encountered to date but he was strongly fancied for that competitive handicap so he has to be feared at this more modest level. He does, however, have to prove that York run to be wrong so we'd rather side with Resolute Road who improved for the switch to handicap company when going close at Lingfield. He's certainly not one of the stable stars and is another that has to prove himself on the underfoot conditions but we're hopeful that he'll handle cut in the ground and he should go well. Mighty Clarets is respected but has yet to conclusively prove that he stays this trip unlike Ice Viking who went close at Sandown last time but that certainly wasn't the strongest race for the track and of more interest may be another doubtful stayer in Toga Tiger as he's dropped to a very attractive mark but everything points to Resolute Road.
Count Bertoni (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 7l behind Mejd (9-6) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Think Its All Over (USA) 7-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, driven and lost place when edged left over 2f out, soon outpaced, weakened final furlong, 10th of 15, 22l behind Arlequin (9-0) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Mighty Clarets (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 3l behind Don't Call Me (9-5) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Toga Tiger (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, in rear and soon outpaced, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 20l behind Venutius (9-9) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Gracelightening 20-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden 4f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 23l behind Tamtara (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.
Ice Viking (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden 3f out, headway when switched sharply right 1f out, driven and stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Diamond Duchess (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Resolute Road 7-2 (9-2) Took keen hold early, tracked leaders on inside, pushed along 2f out, driven and chased winner inside final furlong, held when carried right well inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Baoli (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Straversjoy 33-1 (8-2) In touch 11f out, pushed along over 3f out, switched right and outpaced over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 7l behind Motrice (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.