Overturn continues to thrive and will be a hard nut to crack however ELYAADI can provide young jockey Gary Carroll with back-to-back wins in this historic race. John Queally's mare came from an impossible position when second to Junior at Royal Ascot. She is only 2lbs higher today and this adaptable mare can strike late for a famous win. Overturn has been a revelation but the other jockeys should be wiser to his tactics today and favourites have a poor record in this race. Dangerous Midge side-stepped the Geoffrey Freer at the weekend but wouldn't want rain, Darley Sun looks fairly-treated now dropped in grade and the former David Simcock inmate loves a test of stamina, as do The Betchworth Kid (love any rain) and Dirar (fine third to Overturn in the Galway Hurdle last month). Ante-post favourite Martyr sauntered home at Goodwood and has relished stepping up in trip; a 4lb penalty leaves him looking tremendously well-handicapped but this is a stronger field. Fortuni, Bernie The Bolt and (second reserve) Stanstill look the best of the rest if taking part.
Dangerous Midge (USA) 17-2 (8-10) Soon tracking leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (4yo+) (2) gf in Jul beating Demolition (8-6) by 8l, 14 ran.
Prospect Wells (FR) 9-2 (9-1) Took keen hold, tracked leader, challenged and upsides 2f out, led well over 1f out, hung left and collided with rail from over 1f out, hard pressed final furlong, stayed on gamely and on top final 50 yards, won at Pontefract 1m 4f Listed stks (1) gf in Jun beating Nanton (9-1) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Darley Sun (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leading trio, pushed along 6f out, soon lost place, behind and eased, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Rite Of Passage (9-2) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Nanton (USA) 22-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Summit Surge (9-2) at York 1m 2f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Salute Him (IRE) 10-3fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway into moderate 8th 4f out, ridden in 7th and no impression over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 11, 5l behind Pop Rock (9-2) at Galway 1m 6f stks gf in Jul.
The Betchworth Kid 50-1 (9-7) Held up last, pushed along 5f out, plugged on one pace final 2f, never a factor, 7th of 10, 20l behind Illustrious Blue (9-7) at Goodwood 2m Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul.
Bridge Of Gold (USA) 11-2 (9-1) 9th of 14, 16l behind Antinori (8-8) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-105 in Feb.
Sopranist 14-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, lost place over 3f out, eased over 1f out, 18th of 19, 48l behind Wigmore Hall (8-1) at York 1m 2f hcap (2) gf in Jul.
Dirar (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Raced in rear, headway over 3f our, soon chasing leaders, led approaching final furlong, ran on well, won at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun beating Wicked Daze (7-11) by 1l, 8 ran.
Ajaan 11-1 (9-4) Mid-division on outside, lost place 5f out, soon behind, tailed off, 16th of 17, well behind Mamlook (8-12) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (2) gd in May.
Martyr 7-1 (9-8) Tracked clear leader until over 4f out, stayed close 3rd, closed over 4f out, challenged on bit 3f out, led going strongly over 2f out, clear when ridden inside final furlong, eased close home, won at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jul beating Jedi (9-0) by 3l, 13 ran.
Hillview Boy (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on well under pressure, 4th of 19, 2 1/2l behind Wigmore Hall (8-1) at York 1m 2f hcap (2) gf in Jul.
Overturn (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Made all, ridden over 2f out, soon clear, ridden out, won at Newcastle 2m hcap (2) gf in Jun beating Drunken Sailor (9-7) by 2 3/4l, 19 ran.
Centennial (IRE) 28-1 (10-0) Tracked leading pair, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 9, 7l behind Colloquial (9-5) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jul.
Rosika 12-1 (9-6) Held up in mid-division, effort towards outside 3f out, went 3rd just inside final 2f until no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 7l behind Eastern Aria (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Jul.
Fortuni (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Made all, kicked on entering straight, ridden clear and in command from 2f out, stayed on strongly, eased near finish, unchallenged, won at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun beating Cill Rialaig (8-13) by 4 1/2l, 14 ran.
Elyaadi 14-1 (9-9) Well in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to go 2nd post, not reach winner, 2nd of 20, 5l behind Junior (9-0) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jun.
Bernie The Bolt (IRE) 3-1fav (9-13) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, led and edged right inside final 2f, soon ridden, stayed on well, won at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gd beating Woolfall Treasure (10-0) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Desert Sea (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway on inside over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 19, 3 1/2l behind Overturn (8-7) at Newcastle 2m hcap (2) gf in Jun.
Demolition 9-1 (8-6) Tracked leader, hard ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace closing stages, 3rd of 19, 1 3/4l behind Wigmore Hall (8-1) at York 1m 2f hcap (2) gf in Jul.