A devilishly difficult start for punters as most of these have a chance on their best efforts, though some arrive in better form than others. A market check is advised, especially regarding Mick Easterby's pair Ancient Cross and ABOVE STANDARD. The former beat Goldream and Judge 'n Jury here in May with Secret Asset, winner of this two years ago, a close-up sixth and recent Ripon winner Cheviot among the also-rans having been hampered at the start. But his stablemate has made giant strides over 5f this year and his latest fourth at Goodwood suggests he's well up to winning in this grade so he gets a tentative vote. Doctor Parkes won well at Doncaster on Saturday but now has a penalty to overcome and more interesting is Barnet Fair, who ran well in the Stewards' Cup after winning at Ascot where Long Awaited was sent off favourite but never figured after blowing the start. Zero Money and Lady Gibraltar also have each-way claims but Whozthecat has plenty of weight now and this may be too sharp for Ladyship.
Majestic Myles (IRE) 5-2fav (9-2) Dwelt, chased leader, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 14l behind Ladyship (8-11) at Chester 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul.
Whozthecat (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) With leaders centre group, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 24th of 27, 14l behind Rex Imperator (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Secret Asset (IRE) (9-6) last of 10, well behind Verde Mar (9-6) at Jagersro(SWE) 6f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1).
Ladyship 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 14, 3l behind Annecdote (8-10) at Goodwood 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.
Angels Will Fall (IRE) 100-1 (9-1) Keen held up, never a factor, 17th of 19, 9l behind Sole Power (9-4) at Royal Ascot 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Face The Problem (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) In touch far side of centre group, weakened entering final furlong, soon eased, 25th of 27, 15l behind Rex Imperator (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Ancient Cross 20-1 (9-3) Raced centre, held up, pushed along halfway, no progress, 13th of 19, 8l behind Masamah (9-2) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Doctor Parkes 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Burning Thread (8-13) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Bogart 16-1 (9-7) Led, saddle slipped and unseated rider 2f out, in a race won by Tropics (9-10) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul, 20 ran.
Barnet Fair 28-1 (8-11) Mid-division centre group, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 12th of 27, 5l behind Rex Imperator (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Cheviot (USA) 11-1 (9-5) Raced alone in centre and well on terms, switched to join stands' side group over 1f out, hung left under pressure inside final furlong, soon led, ran on well, just held on, won at Ripon 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Adam's Ale (8-0) by ns, 15 ran.
Judge 'n Jury 9-1 (9-8) Pressed leader until 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 8th of 9, 8l behind Ahtoug (9-6) at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Zero Money (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) In touch on outside, pushed along halfway, effort and edged left under pressure over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Ahtoug (9-6) at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Tax Free (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Mid-division, weakened well over 1f out,, 12th of 15, 10l behind Doctor Parkes (9-7) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Long Awaited (IRE) 7-1fav (9-4) Raced near side, held up, headway over 1f out, hard ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 12th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Barnet Fair (8-9) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Goldream 20-1 (9-10) Mid-division centre group, pushed along over 1f out, soon weakened, 17th of 24, 10l behind Seeking Magic (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Dick Bos 10-1 (8-6) Raced far side, chased leaders on outside of group, ridden over 1f out, weakened and eased final furlong, 16th of 20, 10l behind Baccarat (8-9) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd.
Demora 13-2 (9-6) Prominent, led over 3f out, headed well over 2f out, edged left and one pace entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 5th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Secret Asset (9-12) at York 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jul.
Above Standard (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders centre group, kept on and lost 3rd place last strides, 4th of 24, 1l behind Seeking Magic (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Lady Gibraltar 5-1fav (8-12) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, held close home, 3rd of 15, 3/4l behind Secret Asset (9-12) at York 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jul.