BRETT VALE comes here on the back of a win at Goodwood and has won at this course before over the trip whilst Phoenix Flight comes here after attempting a maiden hurdle at Aintree and Rose Row is a previous course and distance winner. The selection narrowly beat Epsom Salts in his last effort. He stayed on well that day and if recreating that sort of form in this race could be enough to snatch the win. Also likely to put up a challenge is Phoenix Flight who beat Ski Sunday when last seen on the flat at Newbury. He has either won or placed in half of his contests on the all-weather and he should give a good account of himself again. Rose Row has been poor so far this year but looks a possibility at the lower end of the handicap. Brett Vale gets the vote.
Keenes Day (FR) 16-1 (9-9) Always behind, beaten well over 3f out, 10th of 11, 36l behind Chiberta King (9-8) at Newmarket 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Dayia (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 3f out, switched left over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on near finish, 4th of 20, 6l behind Junior (9-0) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd.
Ocean's Minstrel 66-1 (9-3) Switched right start, in rear, never near leaders, 9th of 20, 11l behind Junior (9-0) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd.
Brett Vale (IRE) 22-1 (9-11) Steadied start, held up well in rear, steady headway on outside from over 2f out, sustained run from over 1f out, led final 110 yards, stayed on well, won at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May beating Epsom Salts (9-2) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Rangefinder 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, not clear run over 3f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 20, 8l behind Junior (9-0) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd.
Just Like Silk (USA) 16-1 (9-9) Always in rear, 17th of 18, 45l behind Desert Recluse (8-3) at York 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Rugell (ARG) 33-1 (9-5) Chased clear leading pair, pushed along and weakened over 3f out, 9th of 13, 25l behind Deauville Flyer (9-6) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Highland Legacy 9-4fav (9-8) Held up in rear, pushed along 3f out, driven along on outside and no real progress over 2f out, 7th of 11, 9l behind Outrageous Request (9-0) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Phoenix Flight (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Ski Sunday (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Featherweight (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 7, 4l behind Martyr (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Rose Row 12-1 (8-10) Behind, headway over 4f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Gala Evening (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
December 6-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Ocean Of Peace (8-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.