A fascinating decision by connections to drop Carlton House down to a mile, but he has tended to race prominently in the past and he travels powerfully enough to be potent at this level. Questioning took the scalp of Twice Over at Newmarket earlier in the season and though he has been turned over at Sandown and Chester, his presence alongside Cai Shen, Red Jazz and Tullius suggests that we are unlikely to see much in the way of hanging around from the gate. Such proliferation of pace could set it up for a closer so we will row in with PASTORAL PLAYER. Far from disgraced in the Victoria Cup, he gained a Group 3 success at Haydock before being predictably outclassed by Black Caviar last time out. Set The Trend chased home Dubawi Gold in the Celebration Mile at Goodwood and there will be no hiding place for David O'Meara's stable star on his reappearance.
Cai Shen (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Soon led, came alone to near side in straight, headed over 1f out, lost 2nd last strides, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Afsare (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs.
Carlton House (USA) 7-2 (9-0) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway and switched left over 2f out, chased winner well over 1f out, upsides and every chance 1f out, outpaced inside final furlong, stayed on to hold 2nd, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind So You Think (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Fanunalter 16-1 (9-2) 10th of 12, 12l behind Do It All (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Mar.
Pastoral Player 20-1 (9-4) Mid-division, driven 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 10th of 14, 6l behind Black Caviar (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Questioning (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 2l behind Marcret (9-0) at Chester 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) sft in May.
Red Jazz (USA) 50-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 11, 19l behind Frankel (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m Grp 1 (1) gs in Jun.
Set The Trend 8-1 (9-1) 9th of 11, 8l behind Rajsaman (9-3) at Longchamp(FR) 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Oct.
Tullius (IRE) 8-13fav (9-10) Made all, pressed over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, won at York 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Jun beating Doncaster Rover (9-7) by 2l, 3 ran.