Bright Applause beat FOSSGATE narrowly in this a year ago when receiving 2lb but the runner-up is 7lb better off and James Bethell's veteran, who will have been targeted at this, can take his revenge and gain his seventh victory on the track. Tetbury is a major threat as the former French-trained son of Giant's Causeway has gradually improved for David O'Meara and looks on a mark from which he will be winning soon. Choisan is 1lb lower than when scoring over the track and trip a year ago though he hasn't been in the best of form.
Choisan (IRE) 22-1 (9-4) Led, headed over 6f out, led again over 3f out, headed 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 9, 7l behind Cosmic Sun (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Tetbury (USA) 14-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Swinging Sultan (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Bright Applause 5-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Cosmic Sun (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Up Ten Down Two (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leader until over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 13l behind Rocktherunway (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Layline (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 5l behind Expert Fighter (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in May.
Fossgate 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt always in rear, tailed off final 2f, last of 10, well behind Arizona John (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Alsahil (USA) 6-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders and keen, lost place over 7f out, headway over 3f out, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 9, 11l behind A Southside Boy (8-5) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Authentication 4-1 (8-10) Led until over 3f out, led again over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, faded closing stages, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Aleksandar (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Swift Encounter (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 5l behind Valantino Oyster (8-12) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.