Barley Mow beat MUTAKAYYEF by a neck over this trip at Newmarket last month with joint favourites Postponed and Cloudscape further behind. He can probably be forgiven a subsequent run in a Listed race at Goodwood on account of the soft ground and must go well. But William Haggas' colt has won since at Sandown and is fancied to turn the tables here as he was undoubtedly hampered by Richard Hannon's charge at HQ and may have the greater scope. Somewhat was placed in a couple of Group 2 races last year but hasn't really improved this season and may find the ground too lively. Stormardal has a bit to find at the weights and Cannock Chase and Spark Plug both step out of handicap company but Obliterator is better than he showed in the Irish 2000 Guineas and could figure over the longer trip.
Barley Mow (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leader 1f, close 3rd until challenged over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no impression close home, 4th of 5, 1l behind Observational (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo lst stk (1) sft in May.
Cannock Chase (USA) 11-4fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, effort to challenge over 1f out, led entering inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May beating Windshear (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Cloudscape (IRE) 7-4fav (9-7) Close up, took keen hold, led over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Top Tug (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May.
Mutakayyef 1-4fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 6f out, led 2f out, soon clear, comfortable, won at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft in May beating Green Light (8-12) by 7l, 8 ran.
Obliterator (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Soon settled in rear of mid-division, under pressure before halfway, behind and eased 1 1/2f out, completely tailed off, last of 11, well behind Kingman (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) in May.
Postponed (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Close up, ridden over 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Barley Mow (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in May.
Somewhat (USA) 11-4fav (9-3) Tracked leading trio, pushed along outpaced and lost place 4f out, rallied on inside over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Kingfisher (9-0) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo lst stk (1) sft in May.
Spark Plug (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, smooth progress to lead over 2f out, pushed out, comfortably, won at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May beating Free Code (9-7) by nk, 5 ran.
Stormardal (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Top Tug (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May.