Ashva and Cruiser are similar in that both scored over C&D earlier this year but have failed to figure since. Megalala needs a longer trip as he proved when scoring over 1m2f at Windsor last month so this looks a good opportunity for IBTAHAJ to follow up last week's victory over track and trip and complete the hat-trick. He has a penalty but won by three lengths and looks the one to beat on that evidence. Hefner and Snow Trooper both arrive in good form with preference for the latter over today's trip while C&D winner Prince Of Burma is not easily dismissed as he drops down a grade.
Ashva (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leader, effort when every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 8l behind Swiftly Done (9-2) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun.
Cruiser 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 10th of 13, 15l behind Fulbright (9-2) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun.
Prince Of Burma (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Oriental Scot (9-0) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Megalala (IRE) 9-4fav (9-6) Made all, pressed 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on gamely to assert final furlong, eased close home, comfortably, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun beating Urban Space (8-11) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Ibtahaj 9-4fav (9-4) Made virtually all, quickened 2f out, soon clear, swerved right inside final furlong, eased close home, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun beating Eurystheus (8-12) by 3l, 13 ran.
My Son Max 12-1 (9-0) Went right start held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, not troubled leaders, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Fulbright (9-2) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun.
Dozy Joe 9-1 (9-5) Held up, outpaced halfway, last of 10, 17l behind Ingleby Exceed (9-3) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Snow Trooper 5-2fav (9-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out, challenged on far rail 2f out, every chance until head high under pressure and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Jack's Revenge (9-5) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Elwazeer (USA) 20-1 (8-4) Always towards rear, driven along halfway, never a factor, eased when beaten, tailed off, last of 17, 49l behind Glor Na Mara (8-13) at Curragh 1m hcp gd in May.
Rossetti 4-1 (10-0) Led to post, held up towards rear, ridden on inside and headway over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 6th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Smalljohn (9-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Hefner (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up in last pair, dropped to last over 3f out, headway centre over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Opinion (9-5) at Sandown 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jun.
All Nighter (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, challenged close home, just held on, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan beating Prussian (8-12) by hd, 10 ran.