If Cape Royal is able to blast out here like he did at Ripon last time then he would have every chance from a 4lbs higher mark, while Brandywell Boy has to enter calculations, but we will side with MISARO in his bid to complete a hat-trick in this race. While it is of slight concern that trainer Ron Harris is a little bit quiet at present, he can have Misaro spot on for today's contest. Clearly, trip and ground suit the nine-year-old, who has slipped to a mark below both those previous success in this race after a couple of less-than-encouraging runs. That does not mean that he can't win today. Bath scorer Brandywell Boy has conditions to his liking and is sure to be competitive from just 3lbs higher, while Efistorm is better than he showed last time and is also on a decent mark, though the ground might be quicker than ideal. Old boy The Tatling would be a popular scorer but Misaro is the pick.
Efistorm 20-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 13, 6l behind Palisades Park (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Even Bolder 10-1 (8-10) Pulled hard, in touch, headway over 2f out, effort approaching final furlong, not pace to challenge, 6th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Alfresco (8-7) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Cape Royal 14-1 (9-11) Made all, shaken up entering final furlong, kept on, held on well, won at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Wicked Wilma (8-12) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Misaro (GER) 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 7l behind Hazytoo (9-2) at Salisbury 6f app hcp (5) gd.
Kyllachy Storm 9-2 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Drawnfromthepast (9-7) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
The Tatling (IRE) 17-2 (10-0) Dwelt, in rear, switched right and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Methaaly (10-0) at Leicester 5f Ladies Handicap (0-70) (3yo+) (5) gf.
Colorus (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Slowly into stride, last pair, pushed along 3f out, ridden on outside and no progress over 1f out, 6th of 8, 7l behind Grudge (9-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Sweet Gale (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) In rear, short lived effort over 1f out, 10th of 11, 6l behind Revue Princess (9-1) at Leicester 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 6-1 (8-5) Keen in rear, switched to outer over 4f out, headway approching 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Absa Lutte (9-13) by nk, 8 ran.
Lithaam (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 5l behind You'relikemefrank (8-9) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Bold Argument (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along when stumbled over 3f out, soon lost place, last of 16, 21l behind Dvinsky (9-1) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.