The drop in trip is a concern for Army Of Stars so we'll side with GWILYM ahead of Whiskey Junction and Bold Tie. Jim Crowley was aboard our selection when the pair combined for a course and distance win in June and providing she's ready to go again after a 49-day break we'd fancy her to overcome a 3lb rise in the weights. Encouragement can be taken from the fact she won first time out in 2007 and these conditions bring out the best in her. Whiskey Junction is reunited with Seb Sanders, aboard for his last two victories, and the horse showed promise last time when second. A solitary one pound rise in the weights shouldn't hinder him too much and this is a horse with pace. Bold Tie represents a top team and this is much easier than the race he took sixth in recently. Prior to that the gelding was beaten under two lengths into third at Salisbury and his maiden win came over course and distance. Army Of Stars gets on well with Sophie Doyle and won last time but he's essentially one-paced and a drop to six furlongs therefore concerns us, Boogie Diva can be expected to need this first run in 300 days while both Silver Wind and Timeteam reserve their best form for plating class races. In an open finale, it's Gwilym for us.
Whiskey Junction 9-4 (9-12) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Rough Rock (8-8) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Silver Wind 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, soon outpaced, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 11l behind Bahamian Lad (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Bold Tie 12-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, switched left to outside 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 12, 4l behind Crown (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Army of Stars (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, gradually wore down leader to lead to lead post, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul beating Mambo Spirit (9-11) by hd, 13 ran.
Timeteam (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Very slowly away, always behind, 9th of 13, 8l behind Hinton Admiral (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Jul.
Alfresco 10-1 (8-10) Chased leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 27l behind Cornus (8-9) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Gwilym (GER) 6-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders on inside, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun beating Lujeanie (9-4) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Boogie Diva 4-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 10l behind Marie De Medici (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Oct.
C'Mon You Irons (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Prominent, hung left ovewr 2f out, soon weakened, eased final furlong, last of 15, 17l behind Gwilym (8-10) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Coolree Star (IRE) 28-1 (9-8) Chased leaderes, not much room just over 5f out, edged right and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 33l behind Orpsie Boy (9-5) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Charles Darwin (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, never on terms, last of 13, 11l behind King Of Eden (9-4) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.