Defence Council and Caranbola ran in this last year. Mel Brittain's charge came out best but struggles to get his head in front. Mon Brav took advantage of a slide down the weights to score at Goodwood last time but has been raised 6lb since while Pea Shooter has disappointed this year. Polar Venture is better on the all-weather but there are possibilities about Azzurra Du Caprio back over 6f and Ron Harris does well here with his sprinters so Noverre To Go goes on the short-list despite a modest effort last time. Bonnie Charlie won at Haydock last month and was poorly drawn subsequently but we like the look of BABY STRANGE after a better effort at Epsom last time. He's well treated at present and could be the one if his young rider can find the gaps in this big field. Medici Time is capable on his day but hasn't shown much so far this term.
Johnny Cavagin 9-1 (9-7) Mid-division and keen, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Half A Billion (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Al Khan (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Ran loose prior to start, always prominent, went 2nd well over 1f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, headed towards finish, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 15, 3/4l behind Al Muheer (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Azzurra Du Caprio (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Available (9-3) at Leicester 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Mon Brav 11-2 (9-2) In rear, ridden halfway, headway approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, soon joined, asserted near finish, won at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May beating Docofthebay (9-6) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Medici Time 20-1 (9-4) Slightly hampered start, held up, shaken up over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 7l behind Jack Luey (9-5) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Baby Strange 25-1 (7-13) Slowly away, well outpaced in rear, driven on outside over 2f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, finished well to 4th nearing finish, never nearer, 4th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Arctic Feeling (8-2) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Barney McGrew (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear and outpaced, never dangerous, last of 11, 9l behind Just Like Heaven (8-4) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Master Rooney (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Taken to post early, in rear, outpaced halfway, eased final furlong, last of 10, 26l behind Lucky Numbers (9-11) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Caranbola 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 13l behind Bonnie Charlie (8-10) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Noverre To Go (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on inside, went 2nd 2f out, led inside final 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased winner until final 100 yards, weakened towards finish, 6th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Lucky Numbers (9-7) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Defence Council (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Mid-division centre, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 10l behind Chester Aristocrat (8-10) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Sir Pedro 8-1 (9-1) Steadied start, pulled hard, headway to lead 4f out and went to rail, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened soon after, 9th of 11, 15l behind Tropics (9-6) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Pea Shooter 4-1fav (9-0) Close up far side, every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 5l behind Bonnie Charlie (8-10) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Bonnie Charlie 20-1 (8-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Dick Bos (8-9) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Waking Warrior 7-1 (8-5) Went left start, towards rear, ridden and raced stands' side over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 12, 3l behind Bonnie Charlie (8-10) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Polar Venture 9-4fav (8-11) Stumbled start, behind, switched to race centre, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on and no impression, 5th of 13, 7l behind Chester Aristocrat (8-10) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Showboating (IRE) 16-1 (8-2) Slowly away, in rear, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 15, 11l behind Highland Colori (9-4) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Cocktail Charlie 7-1 (9-0) In rear and outpaced, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Above Standard (9-5) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Dark Castle 15-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 12, 5l behind Meandmyshadow (8-12) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Partner (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 7l behind Just Like Heaven (8-4) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.