FLYING MACHINE is proven over the trip and gets the vote on that basis. He won easily at Chester last month. Assault On Rome has come up short in a couple of attempts at 7f while Honcho had to revert to 6f to get his head in front at Haydock. Kasb will find this easier than his recent tasks in pattern company and should figure but Sunset Sail is stepping up from 5f and Spring Loaded makes his handicap debut after winning at Kempton.
Sunset Sail 7-4 (9-2) Pressed winner, driven 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Portamento (9-7) at Lingfield 5f 2yo nov stks (4) pol.
Midterm Break (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Chased leaders until lost place quickly halfway, never on terms after, 14th of 24, 13l behind Tiggy Wiggy (9-1) at Newbury 5f 2yo auc (2) gd in Jul.
Kasb (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) Slowly away and went badly right leaving stalls, always towards rear and never on terms, 13th of 15, 9l behind The Wow Signal (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Inniscastle Lad 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Son Of Africa (9-1) at Goodwood 6f 2yo hcp (2) gf.
Flying Machine (IRE) 5-2 (8-11) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Chester 7f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul beating Buccaneers Vault (9-4) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Assault On Rome (IRE) (8-13) 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Palace Prince (8-11) at Cologne(GER) 7f lst stk (1) sft in Jul.
Honcho (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders in 3rd, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, held on close home, won at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd beating Opportuna (9-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Spring Loaded (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Always prominent, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol beating State Of The Union (9-5) by 3/4l, 10 ran.