Estimate won the Queen's Vase at this meeting last year and returned to action with victory in the Sagaro Stakes over 2m here last month. This is by far her toughest assignment yet as she takes on last year's winner Colour Vision and third placed Saddler's Rock. 2010 winner Rite Of Passage is also back for another crack while last year's dual Cup winner, Times Up, is another high-class stayer to consider as he has the beating of both High Jinx and Simenon. A strong challenge from France is led by Top Trip, beaten only a nose in the Yorkshire Cup and just preferred to Andre Fabre's Last Train and Vadamar. The latter has a bit to find with Germany's EARL OF TINSDAL on form over middle-distances and Andreas Wohler's charge came up just short trying to give stablemate Altano 4lb over 2m at Hoppegarten on his return. The dual Group 1 winner is taken to reverse running and go close at a big price over today's marathon trip.
Aaim To Prosper (IRE) 66-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, headway 4f out, driven to lead 3f out, soon hard pressed, ridden 1f out, edged left under pressure inside final furlong, held on towards finish, won at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gs in Oct beating Countrywide Flame (8-5) by 1/2l, 34 ran.
Altano (GER) (9-2) won at Hoppegarten(GER) 2m Grp 3 gd in May beating Supersonic Flight (8-11) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Colour Vision (FR) 4-1 (9-2) Never travelled in rear, pushed along 7f out, soon struggling and never a factor, 7th of 10, 12l behind Gloomy Sunday (8-11) at Sandown 2m Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Earl Of Tinsdal (GER) (9-6) 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Altano (9-2) at Hoppegarten(GER) 2m Grp 3 gd in May.
High Jinx (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Held up in mid-division, lost place and dropped towards rear halfway, pushed along and struggling 4f out, hung right under pressure and stayed on final 2f, driven over 1f out, went 4th final 50 yards, 4th of 10, 6l behind Gloomy Sunday (8-11) at Sandown 2m Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Number Theory 40-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway under pressure over 3f out, ridden and went 2nd 2f out, no chance with winner, stayed on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Gloomy Sunday (8-11) at Sandown 2m Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Rite Of Passage 8-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, pushed along and headway on inside over 2f out, squeezed through narrow gap to 3rd inside final furlong, chased leader final 100 yards, stayed on gamely to lead final 50 yards, won at Ascot 2m Grp 3 (1) sft in Oct beating Aiken (9-7) by nk, 9 ran.
Saddler's Rock (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Cavalryman (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 2m Grp 3 (1) gd in Mar.
Simenon (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, not clear run on inside and switched right over 3f out, headway on outside under pressure over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong and finished well, not reach leaders, 4th of 17, 1 1/4l behind Address Unknown (9-0) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) gf in May.
Times Up 8-1 (9-6) Steadied start, took keen hold and held up in last trio, plugged on final furlong, never involved, 6th of 10, 10l behind Gloomy Sunday (8-11) at Sandown 2m Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Vadamar (FR) (8-12) won at Longchamp(FR) 1m 6f stks sft in May beating Goldtara (8-9) by nk, 10 ran.
Biographer 9-2 (9-7) Towards rear, reminders 4f out, headway 3f out, effort entering final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Tiger Cliff (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
El Salvador (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Led and set strong pace, clear with rival from before halfway, ridden entering straight and headed over 1f out, no impression in 3rd final furlong and kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Pale Mimosa (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 6f Listed stks (1) gf.
Last Train 7-4fav (8-11) 3rd of 6, 5l behind Domeside (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 7f Grp 2 (1) sft in May.
Model Pupil 8-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leaders in 4th until steaied to 5th 10f out, headway on outside 3f out, ridden and hung badly right from over 2f out, went 3rd inside final urlong, no impression, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Gloomy Sunday (8-11) at Sandown 2m Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Repeater 5-2fav (9-3) Took keen hold in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 9l behind Handsome Man (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Top Trip 11-4fav (9-0) Pushed along mid-division, lost place 5f out, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, just failed post, 2nd of 8, ns behind Glen's Diamond (9-0) at York 1m 6f Grp 2 (1) sft in May.
Estimate (IRE) 2-1fav (8-9) Close up, headway 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Ascot 2m Grp 3 (1) gd in May beating Caucus (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.