Taboor should go well as he bids to emulate last year's success but there seems little reason to desert SILVER PRELUDE. The selection carries a 6lb penalty for his ready success over course and distance where Taboor was amongst those behind. He won with plenty in hand and looks difficult to oppose. Taboor did make good late ground to finish just two and a half lengths adrift so has reasonable claims on these terms whilst Chantilly Jewel was only a short-head further back in fourth so also enters the calculation. Gone'n'dunnett was back in sixth and well held but has been a prolific winner for his yard and is capable of popping up. Cases can be made for Lithaam and Rough Rock but their claims are hardly compelling and it's not difficult to come down in favour of Silver Prelude.
Silver Prelude 4-1 (9-5) Quick away, made all, clear when edged left final furlong, ran on well, won at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Guto (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Wreningham 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders far side group, ridden 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 13, 7l behind Russian Rocket (9-1) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Chantilly Jewel (USA) 8-1 (9-4) Unseated rider and galloped loose to post, slowly away, behind, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Silver Prelude (9-5) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Lithaam (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left entering final furlong, headed final 75 yards, not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Joss Stick (9-0) at Brighton 5f (6) gf.
Mansii 16-1 (9-6) Behind most of way, 13th of 16, 19l behind Avoca Dancer (9-3) at Lingfield 7f (6) gf in Jun.
Rough Rock (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Raced along far side, in touch until over 1f out, 9th of 11, 8l behind Violent Velocity (8-8) at Newmarket 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Taboor (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Held up, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Silver Prelude (9-5) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Wivny (USA) 100-1 (9-6) Dwelt, in rear, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 14l behind Steel Free (8-12) at Warwick 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd.
Town House 14-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, stayed on final furlong, no extra towards finish, 6th of 15, 5l behind Highland Warrior (11-7) at Doncaster 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Gone'n'dunnett (IRE) 18-1 (8-9) Chased winner to 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 6l behind Silver Prelude (9-5) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.