Some decent sorts here with GABRIAL THE GREAT getting the nod for Luca Cumani. Things didn't work out for him last time in a messy affair at Pontefract but previous efforts this term make him the one to beat. He ran very well when fourth behind Highland Castle in a Class 2 Newmarket handicap over 1m4f, looking as if he would appreciate the drop to 1m2f, whilst his seasonal reappearance run when third to Clon Brulee in the Zetland Gold Cup over that trip rates the best single piece of form on offer. Lord Ofthe Shadows has been running really consistently in good-quality handicaps and will surely get his head in front soon. He's a strong danger. Ruscello has been involved in some decent contests this term and a couple of those runs see him onto the short-list off a fair mark under William Buick.
Jack's Revenge (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division stands' side, driven 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 8th of 27, 4l behind Lightning Cloud (8-13) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Jake's Destiny (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Tracked leading trio, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 14l behind Code Of Honor (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Prompter 20-1 (9-4) Held up in last pair, headway over 1f out, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 12, 5l behind Area Fifty One (9-9) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jun.
Ruscello (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Soon held up in rear, edging right and headway approaching final 2f, went 4th inside final furlong, run soon flattened out and no impression, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Seal Of Approval (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Icebuster 16-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, held up in mid-division, ridden on outside over 2f out, edged left and no extra inside final furlong, 11th of 17, 7l behind Star Lahib (8-8) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (4yo+) (2) gf.
Gabrial The Great (IRE) 2-1fav (10-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd on bit 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Haylaman (9-13) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Lord Ofthe Shadows (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Keen tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 2f out, staying on inside final furlong when hampered towards finish, 4th of 9, 3l behind Basseterre (9-10) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Opera Box 8-1 (9-5) Held up, headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 15th of 18, 9l behind Cousin Khee (9-1) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Togiak (IRE) 40-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden and brief effort over 3f out, not much room and weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 19l behind Rawaki (8-8) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.