After an initial third place at Lingfield in February, York Glory has never been out of the first two and dropped to the minimum trip for the first time when beating Thirteen Shivers at Thirsk last time. He's probably good enough to beat that rival again but this is a tougher event. Lady Royale has really found her form in the past few weeks and the owner will be very keen to land this race he sponsors. Silvestre De Sousa takes the ride on the daughter of Monsieur Bond and she should be in the shake-up. Tim Easterby's horses have been in superb form all season and Cocktail Charlie looks one for the short-list. His latest efforts over an extra furlong here and at Newmarket have been first-class and this trip will prove ideal. Easterby also saddles the speedy Berberana and she's not without a chance as she beat Thirteen Shivers over the C&D in July. MARINE COMMANDO has mainly disappointed since landing the Windsor Castle last year but looked on the way back when unlucky in-running at Chester in June and is on a low enough mark to take this.
Stone Of Folca (8-11) 10th of 18, 5l behind Lisselan Diva (8-11) at Deauville(FR) 5f stk gd.
Oor Jock (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Prominent, 2nd halfway, no extra from well over 1f out, weakened, last of 8, 18l behind Deacon Blues (9-8) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 gd.
Cocktail Charlie 11-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 6th of 18, 2 3/4l behind Coeus (8-5) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jul.
The Thrill Is Gone 16-1 (9-6) Chased winner in centre but off the pace of main group, headway halfway, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to reach winner, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Catfish (8-8) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 16th of 17, 18l behind Bertiewhittle (7-12) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Quality Art (USA) 4-1fav (9-2) Disputed lead in main group on stands' rail, hung right and weakened quickly inside final 2f, eased when beaten final furlong, last of 11, 20l behind Catfish (8-8) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Barnet Fair 14-1 (8-6) Held up, switched left and headway over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 17, 1 1/2l behind Bertiewhittle (7-12) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Marine Commando 7-1 (9-3) Reared badly leaving stalls, well outpaced in rear, headway towards inside over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Shoshoni Wind (9-0) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jul.
Dickie's Lad (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed entering final 2f, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 16l behind Thirteen Shivers (8-4) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
York Glory (USA) 15-8fav (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway to go 3rd over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Thirteen Shivers (9-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Azzurra Du Caprio (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway 2f out, soon ridden and effort, one pace, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Morache Music (9-6) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Thirteen Shivers 5-2 (9-7) Went left start, chased leader, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on, headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind York Glory (9-7) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Lady Royale 9-2 (9-7) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Ripon 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Crimson Knot (8-13) by 1l, 6 ran.
Berberana (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) Close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Wicked Wilma (8-5) at Hamilton 5f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.