Having won four of his last five starts it's difficult to ignore Lordofthehouse, who goes on any ground and will be staying on here when others have cried enough. Bridle Belle wasn't beaten far over 1m4f here last time and is back on a winning mark while Local Hero has done nothing wrong since returning to the Flat, though is now 5lb higher than when second to Grumeti at Ascot. Deauville Flyer normally does well here and Merchant Of Dubai will like the ground while Hurricane Higgins and Constant Contact can't be ignored but QAHRIMAN caught the eye on his reappearance at Chester, where he didn't enjoy much luck in running. He's only raced six times and can improve again to land this.
Hurricane Higgins (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Held up, headway 5f out, ridden to challenge entering final furlong, ran on, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Mount Athos (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
The Betchworth Kid 16-1 (8-13) Behind, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 23, 14l behind Zuider Zee (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Nov.
Address Unknown 40-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, struggling 5f out, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Ile De Re (8-11) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in May.
Merchant of Dubai 20-1 (8-12) Behind, ridden and struggling 5f out, never a factor, tailed off, 9th of 16, well behind Ile De Re (8-11) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in May.
Deauville Flyer 8-1 (8-10) In touch in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 15, 7l behind Easy Terms (8-10) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Constant Contact 9-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and and headed 2f out, chased winner, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened to 4th final 50 yards, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Ithoughtitwasover (8-10) at Hamilton 1m 4f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs in May.
Qahriman 5-1 (9-7) Slowly away in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Star Commander (8-12) at Chester 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Lordofthehouse (IRE) 5-1 (8-7) Dwelt, soon prominent, led after 1f, strongly challenged over 2f out, drew clear inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Haydock 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gf beating Dazinski (8-13) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Local Hero (GER) 11-10fav (8-12) Tracked leader, led 5f out, ridden and headed approaching final 2f and dropped to 3rd, rallied to well held 2nd again inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Grumeti (8-11) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May.
Persian Peril 20-1 (9-11) Took keen hold on inner in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 15th of 18, 34l behind Mulaqen (9-6) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Bridle Belle 12-1 (8-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no impression on leaders, 6th of 15, 2l behind Easy Terms (8-10) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Smokey Oakey (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Held up in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 5th of 6, 7l behind Viking Storm (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar.