Mr David was quite impressive over this trip at Newmarket six days ago and can't be ignored, despite his penalty. The three-year-olds Gaul Wood, Johnno and Emman Bee are also capable of making their presence felt while Elna Bright is starting to look well handicapped again. Rustic Deacon and Focail Maith have the past form to figure but so has SANTEFISIO and Keith Dalgleish's six-year-old is fancied to make his long trip from Lanarkshire worthwhile if reproducing his latest second in a better race at Goodwood.
Mr David (USA) 7-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden to take 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, eased close home, won at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Schoolmaster (8-10) by 4l, 11 ran.
Santefisio 14-1 (9-5) Pulled hard in mid-division on inside, headway on inner 3f out, challenging when not much room and bumped 2f out, soon slight lead, ridden and joined final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 18, nk behind The Confessor (9-6) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Elna Bright 10-1 (8-9) Steadied and bumped leaving stalls, held up in last pair, short lived effort on far side 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 9, 6l behind Shropshire (9-1) at Ascot 6f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jul.
Rondeau (GR) 14-1 (9-13) Hood removed slightly late and slowly into stride, took keen hold towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 12, 14l behind Go Dutch (9-5) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Gaul Wood (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) In touch on wide outside, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Corporal Maddox (10-0) at Ascot 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Jul.
Johnno 9-2 (9-2) Behind, headway over 2f out, soon under pressure and weakened, 7th of 9, 6l behind Stirring Ballad (8-8) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Golden Tempest (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear and keen, effort over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 5l behind Philipstown (9-3) at Bath 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul.
Rustic Deacon 2-1fav (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 28l behind Eastward Ho (8-8) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Focail Maith 40-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden and some headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 6l behind Unex El Greco (9-8) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Emman Bee (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) In touch, pushed along 4f out, weakened halfway, 11th of 13, 11l behind Radio Gaga (8-12) at Warwick 7f 3yo lst fll (1) sft in Jun.
Bajan Bear 8-1 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, ran on final furlong, went 3rd near finish, not reach leaders, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Annes Rocket (8-8) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.