Kyllachy Star is tough and genuine and will be racing on fast ground for the first time since his second to today's rival Norse Blues in the Spring Mile at Doncaster in March when Mont Ras was a short-head behind. The latter comes out best at the weights and will also be facing his favoured ground for the first time since. Osteopathic Remedy won this last year and can race from a 1lb lower mark. He's on the short-list to complete the double while Corporal Maddox will have a fine chance if staying the extra after his victory over 7f at Ascot. He's never raced at this trip but looked in very good shape a week ago and his rider's claim will be a help. Venutius very nearly defied a 5lb rise for his Haydock success when just touched off by Lockantanks at Ripon though he's up another 5lb while Toto Skyllachy may just be in the grip of the handicapper after his good early season form. WANNABE KING is a decent miler on his day but needs quick ground and he hasn't had much of that for a while. He's now dropped to a winnable mark and from his favoured low draw looks a decent each-way prospect in a tough race to call.
Dubai Hills 66-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final 2f, 20th of 27, 16l behind Field Of Dream (8-11) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Corporal Maddox 5-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Ascot 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Jul beating Gaul Wood (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Held up in touch and keen, ridden and and no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 19l behind Memory Cloth (9-9) at Newcastle 7f hcp 105 (2) hvy in Jun.
Al Muheer (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Held up in touch, effort on near side approaching final 2f, soon ridden found little and beaten, 7th of 8, 11l behind Dubawi Sound (9-9) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Norse Blues 20-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, not clear run and bumped 3f out, switched left and headway 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, not able to get to leaders, 5th of 20, 1 1/4l behind Uppercut (9-3) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Venutius 17-2 (9-13) Led, hard pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Lockantanks (9-9) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Kyllachy Star 7-1 (9-2) In touch, effort over 1f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Mull Of Killough (9-10) at Newmarket 1m hcp 105 (2) sft in Jul.
Wannabe King 16-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched right, never on terms, 12th of 16, 19l behind Farhh (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Lord Aeryn (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, driven and outpaced over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 11, 6l behind Anderiego (9-4) at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jul.
Oriental Scot 15-2 (10-0) Held up towards rear and keen, headway over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Dubai Dynamo (10-0) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jul.
Mont Ras (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, edged left and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 16, 12l behind Farhh (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Classic Colori (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden when not clear run over 2f out, never on terms, 10th of 14, 7l behind Trade Commissioner (9-6) at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Toto Skyllachy 6-1 (9-8) In touch, ridden and effort on inside 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Anderiego (9-1) at York 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jul.
Barren Brook 8-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 12, 24l behind Navajo Chief (10-0) at York 1m 1f hcp 105 (2) sft in Jun.
Kiwi Bay 7-4fav (10-0) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge from over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, led final stride, won at Redcar 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun beating Next Edition (9-6) by hd, 4 ran.
Extraterrestrial 13-2 (9-9) Held up towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 13l behind Dubai Dynamo (10-0) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jul.
Orpsie Boy (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division in touch, outpaced over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, no impression with leaders, 8th of 15, 7l behind Dimension (9-8) at York 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Crown Counsel (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 20, 7l behind Uppercut (9-3) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.