PEAK STORM has to defy a further 8lb rise but was an easy winner at Chepstow last time and is clearly on the upgrade. John O'Shea's charge is preferred to Nottingham winner Handheld and gets the nod. Last year's victory in this was the last time Rough Rock won a race but he's 2lb lower today and should be thereabouts at the finish, as should Hierarch if he produces one of his better efforts. Excellent Jem was well beaten on his previous attempt at this longer distance albeit in soft ground while Warden Bond has so far done all his winning on the Polytrack
Mahadee (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 7th of 10, 9l behind Peak Storm (8-5) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Cyflymder (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Went right start tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 11, 5l behind Pategonia (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Daneside (IRE) 9-2 (8-3) Always in rear, 6th of 7, 15l behind Spa's Dancer (9-7) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun '12.
Handheld 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway under pressure over 2f out, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong, led post, won at Nottingham 1m app hcp (6) gs in May beating Skyfire (9-2) by shd, 13 ran.
Peak Storm 5-1 (8-5) Held up mid-division, headway and switched left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Ifan (8-5) by 4l, 10 ran.
Saskia's Dream 16-1 (9-5) Raced stand side tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, edged left to centre group over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 20l behind Relentless Harry (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Rough Rock (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 6th of 11, 3l behind Azrael (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Hierarch (IRE) 13-2 (8-4) Behind, soon outpaced, headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind West Leake Hare (8-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Excellent Jem 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and hanging right from over 2f out, not able to quicken over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Creek Falcon (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Hamble 11-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 5l behind Qanan (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Warden Bond 33-1 (8-2) Keen led, headed over 9f out, tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 23l behind Mankini (8-7) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Action Front (USA) 12-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 11, 10l behind Tyrur Ted (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp (6) sft in May.