Await The Dawn is likely to start a deserved favourite on the back of his eye-catching victory in the Group 3 Huxley at Chester last month. Given he's won on soft going, there's no doubting he's the one to beat, but PASSION FOR GOLD looks better value. A high-class two-year-old, he won a Group 1 race on testing ground in France in 2009, but wasn't seen at the track again until last month. A winner of a Listed event at Goodwood when stepped up to today's trip, we probably haven't seen the best of him yet and he's preferred to Calvados Blues and Campanologist, who also represent Godolphin. Laaheb should handle any cut and has claims on his best form, while Drunken Sailor won in Listed company at Newbury last month. Harris Tweed is at his best on soft ground and makes more appeal than Gordon Richards' Stakes winner Kings Gambit.
Afsare 12-1 (9-0) Keen close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 14l behind Workforce (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Await The Dawn (USA) 8-11fav (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Chester 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gf in May beating Distant Memories (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 5 ran.
Calvados Blues (FR) 20-1 (8-13) Stumbled early, recovered and ran on over 2f out, nearest finish, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Rewilding (8-12) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Campanologist (USA) 14-1 (9-1) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra in 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind So You Think (9-1) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in May.
Drunken Sailor (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Held up in 5th, going well when held in briefly 3f out, improved 2f out, led over 1f out, edged right, clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Newbury 1m 5f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gf in May beating Polly's Mark (8-10) by 7l, 6 ran.
Harris Tweed Evensfav (9-0) Led, pressed 1st 3f and raced keenly, steadied after 4f, kicked on over 2f out, ridden and headed when edged right over 1f out, no chance with winner when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 11l behind St Nicholas Abbey (9-0) at Chester 1m 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Kings Gambit (SAF) 5-1 (9-0) Led, set strong pace and over 6 lengths clear halfway, came wide straight and reduced lead over 3f out, strongly pressed from 2f out, driven and edged right briefly final 100 yards, held on gamely, all out, won at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr beating Black Spirit (9-0) by shd, 6 ran.
Laaheb 5-2 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 10l behind Dandino (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf in Apr.
Passion For Gold (USA) 13-2 (9-0) Made all and dictated pace, travelling well when joined 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well and in command final furlong, comfortably, won at Goodwood 1m 4f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gf in May beating Jet Away (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.
Poet 6-1 (8-11) 6th of 8, 5l behind Silver Pond (8-11) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) sft.