Chosen Character's winning run came to an end at Brighton last week and he may be too high in the weights now but Common Touch and Lowther are starting to look well handicapped and Dominium will strip fitter for last month's reappearance at York. Dixie's Dream comes into the race on the back of a second over 1m here earlier in the month and Golden Tempest was runner-up at Sandown last week and Triple Charm is visored after a below-par effort at Goodwood. But the one to beat looks to be ZACYNTHUS, who was raised 8lb after returning to winning ways at Yarmouth but looks right back to his best and has nothing to fear from Rough Rock on the form book. The top weight can score again.
Zacynthus (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Made all, set steady pace, quickened entering final 2f, pushed out, comfortably, won at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul beating Mr David (9-8) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Common Touch (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) In touch, no impression when hung right over 2f out, weakened soon after, 13th of 18, 14l behind The Confessor (9-6) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Triple Charm 12-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 16th of 18, 19l behind The Confessor (9-6) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Chosen Character (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Led, stayed on far side in straight, ridden over 1f out, kept slight advantage until headed close home, 2nd of 15, nk behind Frozen Over (8-7) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Lowther 20-1 (9-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 13l behind Corporal Maddox (10-0) at Ascot 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Jul.
Dixie's Dream (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) In touch, driven to challenge over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Speedi Mouse (8-3) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Golden Tempest (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Raced keenly, mid-division, driven over 2f out, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd final 110 yards, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Rustic Deacon (9-4) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Aldermoor (USA) 18-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, switched sharply right 2f out, stayed on to modest 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 7l behind Go Dutch (9-5) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Dominium (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Never better than mid-division, 13th of 19, 10l behind Julius Geezer (9-7) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Rough Rock (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Pulled hard tracking leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon lost place, 11th of 12, 10l behind Speedi Mouse (8-3) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Royal Reyah 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Nassau Storm (9-6) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.