Ouqba and Premio Loco come out best at the weights here but we'll take a chance on ALEXANDROS, with Dream Eater another to consider if able to replicate his last piece of form. Saeed Bin Suroor's Alexandros arrives on the back of a fine effort in Group Three company at Epsom, where he narrowly failed to concede weight away all-round. Having travelled well before hanging down the camber that day, perhaps he can improve for coming here - both efforts at the track previously were in Group Ones - whilst his second to Presvis in Dubai is rock-solid form in this better grade. Strictly speaking our pick has a bit to find with Ouqba and Premio Loco, but there are concerns surrounding both. The former ran poorly over course and distance last time, albeit in a better race, and was flattered by his proximity to Paco Boy in the Lockinge. Chris Wall's charge on the other hand beat his rivals at Newmarket with his potent turn of foot and the Group Two contests he's won have been less competitive affairs overseas. Clearly both horses have claims if at their best, as does Dream Eater. Andrew Balding's charge came with a late run to take third behind Goldikova in the Queen Anne here, finishing over eight lengths ahead of Ouqba, and his other run this year also resulted in a place in Group Three company. He is, though, the type to find one too good at this level and doesn't appeal as a win-only betting proposition. Pressing is an admirable globe-trotting type but will do well to concede weight all-round here. Forgotten Voice hasn't won since landing the Royal Hunt Cup here and is probably just shy of this level, similar comments apply to King Of Dixie so French raider Vertigineux may be the best value of the rest, as he wasn't beaten far behind Royal Ascot winner Byword, form which looks solid in this context. This looks a wide-open renewal of the Summer Mile, but our idea of the most likely winner is Alexandros.
Pressing (IRE) 11-10fav (9-11) won at San Siro(ITY) 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in May beating Summit Surge (9-7) by 1l, 10 ran.
Alexandros 9-2 (9-7) In touch, switched right and hung left over 1f out, effort to press winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Bushman (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
Dingaan (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and hung left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Mr Rainbow (9-7) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Dream Eater (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd, near finish, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Goldikova (8-11) at Royal Ascot 1m Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Fareer 11-1 (9-7) Raced far side, prominent and keen, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 29, 12l behind Invisible Man (8-9) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Forgotten Voice (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Raced far side, in touch, effort going well 2f out, chased leaders and every chance when edged right over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 29, 5l behind Invisible Man (8-9) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
King of Dixie (USA) 6-4fav (9-8) Held up in rear, pulled hard early, headway over 3f out, switched left to challenge over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, hung right over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 6, 6l behind Beauchamp Xerxes (9-5) at Goodwood 1m Listed stks (1) gd in May.
Ouqba 16-1 (9-0) Raced wide, held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 12l behind Goldikova (8-11) at Royal Ascot 1m Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Premio Loco (USA) 25-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun beating Red Jazz (8-8) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Vertigineux (FR) 9-1 (8-11) 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Fuisse (8-11) at Chantilly(FR) 1m Grp 3 (1) sft in Jun.