Exiled Aussie Jeremy Gask would be forgiven for having half an eye on matters at Trent Bridge but he has often targeted Ascot sprints and has two obvious chances in this contest. Gabbiano is likely to be popular having won here in May, while Crew Cut is far better than his no-show at Epsom suggests and will relish the quick going. AL KHAN has been hugely consistent this season and having failed by a neck at Haydock Park, Violet Jordan's charge can go one better off the same mark. Piazza San Pietro has dropped significantly in the weights and any market interest should be noted. Chunky Diamond scored recently at Haydock off a mark of 71 for Ruth Carr. While scheduled to appear at Doncaster yesterday, he appears exceptionally well treated on the pick of his form for Peter Chapple-Hyam and has to be respected if turning up here.
Powerful Presence (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened and behind, 12th of 16, 9l behind Baby Strange (8-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jun.
Crew Cut (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Outpaced towards rear, eased when well beaten final furlong, 14th of 16, 10l behind Arctic Feeling (8-2) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Links Drive Lady 7-1 (9-8) In touch, headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Dark Castle (9-3) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Signor Sassi 12-1 (8-7) Dwelt, mid-division, never on terms, 8th of 16, 5l behind Hallelujah (9-2) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Piazza San Pietro 16-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 7, 5l behind Harrison George (9-7) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Gabbiano 5-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 2 1/2l behind My Kingdom (9-2) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Al Khan (IRE) 11-2 (9-12) Held up in touch, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden and pressed inside final furlong, kept on gamely and just held on near finish, 2nd of 8, ns behind Nasharra (9-3) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Apollo D'negro (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Harrison George (9-7) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Sir Pedro 4-1fav (9-13) Slowly into stride, behind, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd last strides, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Sunraider (9-10) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Alnoomaas (IRE) 11-4fav (9-11) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 12l behind Minalisa (9-11) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Chunky Diamond (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Close up, headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, edged left and ran on, won at Haydock 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Wild Sauce (9-12) by 3l, 9 ran.