Simply Shining has claims in this finale if forgiven a slightly below-par effort at Doncaster last time, though he still finished ahead of No Dominion. Ted's Brother still looks too high in the weights but the handicapper has given a real chance to TEA IN TRANSVAAL. He's well treated on last year's form and it might be worth taking the risk that the blinkers have the desired effect. Not Rigg is a course and distance winner and only 3lb higher than when narrowly beaten at Bath so also goes on the short-list but Sherston has had plenty of chances.
No Dominion (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Held up behind, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Self Employed (8-11) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Ted's Brother (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Held up in last pair, headway over 3f out, chased leaders on outside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Sir Guy Porteous (9-2) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Simply Shining (IRE) 11-2fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 5l behind Self Employed (8-11) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Woody Bay 6-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 10l behind Border Bandit (9-1) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Majestic Dream (IRE) 40-1 (9-7) Tracked leader until ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 11l behind Senor George (8-13) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Wickhambrook (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 9l behind Quiet Warrior (9-7) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Silver Mirage 8-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, kept on, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Lisamour (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Tea In Transvaal (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 5l behind Spirit Raiser (9-3) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Not Rigg (USA) 8-1 (8-8) Chased leader, led after 1f, ridden over 1f out, caught final strides, 2nd of 9, hd behind Stormbound (8-13) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jun.
Ivy Port 4-1 (9-3) Took keen hold tracking leader, hard driven over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Silly Billy (9-4) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jan.
Sherston 4-1 (8-11) Tracked leading pair until halfway, chased leaders, reminders over 3f out, driven along and outpaced 2f out, rallied under pressure over 1f out, went 2nd final 135 yards, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Aurelia Cotta (9-1) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm.