No favourite has won this in the last 10 years which doesn't bode well for likely market leader GALE FORCE TEN. But that's the only negative surrounding the Ballydoyle colt as the third has franked the form of his second in the Irish 2000 Guineas behind stablemate Magician and he was just beaten in the French 2000 Guineas prior to that. He can reverse recent trends as none of his rivals can boast that level of form. Tawhid might need some rain to fall to take his chance but his third in the German 2000 Guineas wasn't a bad run and he is possibly more effective over this shorter trip. Garswood will also benefit from the drop in distance and can't be discounted while Montiridge is consistent and won a Listed race at Sandown last month. The unbeaten Mutin may prove best of the French raiders and Music Master possibly has place claims but it looks like most of the others have a bit to find to play a part.
Blaine (8-11) 7th of 8, 7l behind Mazameer (8-11) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 5f 3yo lst stk gd in May.
Pearl Flute (IRE) (8-9) won at Longchamp(FR) 7f Grp 3 gd beating Tulips (8-13) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Tawhid 10-3 (9-2) 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Peace At Last (9-2) at Cologne(GER) 1m 3yo Grp 2 sft in May.
Ajraam (USA) 4-1 (9-7) Tracked leader over 5f out, led 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Henry The Aviator (8-7) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Complimentor (IRE) (8-12) 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Guajaraz (8-12) at Longchamp(FR) 7f 3yo lst stk gs in May.
Dont Bother Me (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Led early, headed after 4f, 3rd 4f out, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, no extra in rear 1 1/2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 4, 10l behind Battle Of Marengo (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo Grp 2 (1) in May.
Gale Force Ten 7-1 (9-0) Soon off the pace in mid-division, ridden along to close from 3f out, moderate 3rd and no impression from over 1f out, kept on without threatening into 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Magician (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf in May.
Garswood 12-1 (9-0) Slow into stride in rear, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 10l behind Dawn Approach (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf in May.
Here Comes When (IRE) 5-2fav (8-13) Pulled hard in touch, effort on outer 2f out, soon edged left, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 7l behind Well Acquainted (8-13) at Epsom Downs 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in May.
Ian's Dream (USA) 4-5fav (9-4) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven and pressed inside final furlong, all out, won at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol beating Meridius (9-4) by shd, 5 ran.
Jammy Guest (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Hoarding (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in May.
Montiridge (IRE) 13-8fav (8-12) Raced keenly, raced wide early, led after 2f, pushed clear final furlong, stayed on strongly, easily, won at Sandown 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in May beating Mango Diva (8-7) by 4l, 4 ran.
Music Master 12-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Dundonnell (9-7) at Newmarket 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in May.
Mutin (FR) (8-11) won at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 3yo lst stk gs in May beating San Marino Grey (8-11) by hd, 8 ran.
Ninjago Evensfav (9-3) Mid-division, headway 2f out, not clear run entering final furlong, stayed on to take 3rd towards finish, no impression, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Zanetto (9-0) at Newbury 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in May.
One Word More (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) last of 10, 23l behind Peace At Last (9-2) at Cologne(GER) 1m 3yo Grp 2 sft in May.
Parliament Square (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway and soon pushed along, some headway under pressure and went moderate 4th early final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Reply (9-11) at Naas 7f Listed stks (1) gf.
Tamayuz Star (IRE) 15-2 (9-6) Close up, effort to press winner over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind You da One (8-4) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp (2) gs in May.
The Brothers War (USA) (8-11) won at Chantilly(FR) 6f 3yo lst stk sft in Apr beating Complimentor (8-11) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Well Acquainted (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Epsom Downs 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in May beating Emell (8-13) by 1l, 7 ran.
Pearl Sea (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Pavlosk (8-12) at York 1m 3yo lst fll (1) sft in May.