Although he's won six races including two Group 1's, Society Rock throws in the occasional moderate effort as he did with a mulish display in this a year ago. He became restless in the stalls and missed the break badly so it would be no great shock if the same happened again. Gordon Lord Byron was less than a length behind him in the Betfred at Haydock and can usually be relied on to do his best while it's interesting to see the Meydan specialist Krypton Factor here, though regular partner Kieren Fallon prefers Society Rock. The Australian mare SEA SIREN is a regular at Group 1 level at home and we've seen how the sprinters from down under operate over the past few years. She's not a prolific winner but is nearly always in the firing-line at the highest level so gets the vote with her allowance and Ryan Moore in the saddle.
Dandy Boy (ITY) 7-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, towards rear, 14th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on, 10th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Hitchens (9-9) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Gammarth (FR) 12-1 (9-2) 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Spirit Quartz (9-2) at Chantilly(FR) 5f Grp 2 (1) gs.
Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 7-1 (9-13) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Society Rock (9-13) at York 6f Grp 2 (1) gs in May.
Havelock (USA) 6-1 (8-8) Near rail, willingly, 5th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Berlino Di Tiger (8-6) at Churchill Downs(USA) 5f Grp 2 (1) gs in May.
Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) In touch, headway and not clear run over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 17, 1 1/2l behind Society Rock (9-13) at York 6f Grp 2 (1) gs in May.
Krypton Factor 9-1 (9-0) 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Reynaldothewizard (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 6f fll stks Grp 1 in Mar.
Lethal Force (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Keen tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 17, hd behind Society Rock (9-13) at York 6f Grp 2 (1) gs in May.
Maarek 4-11fav (10-0) Dwelt slightly, held up on outer, niggled along to close halfway, 2nd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, challenged 1f out, disputed final 150 yards, 2nd and no extra closing stages, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Cape Of Approval (9-9) at Cork 5f Listed stks (1) sft.
Reply (IRE) 11-10fav (9-9) Raced 4th of the 6, ridden from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Leitir Mor (9-2) at Leopardstown 7f Grp 3 (1).
Sirius Prospect (USA) 9-2 (9-0) Held up in touch towards rear, ridden, switched left and headway 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 7, 3/4l behind Boomerang Bob (9-0) at Windsor 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.
Slade Power (IRE) 10-3fav (9-9) Soon mid-division, improved into 5th 1f out, switched and kept on well inside final furlong without getting there, 3rd of 16, 3/4l behind Hitchens (9-9) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Society Rock (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at York 6f Grp 2 (1) gs in May beating Lethal Force (9-8) by hd, 17 ran.
Soul (AUS) 4-1 (9-5) Raced wide of pack, prominent, edged left halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon rallied, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 11, hd behind Mince (8-11) at Ascot 6f Grp 3 (1) sft in Oct.
Intense Pink 6-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on well closing stages, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Lily's Angel (9-3) at Lingfield 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) sft in May.
Mince 8-13fav (9-2) Tracked leader, challenged 3f out, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Boomerang Bob (9-0) at Windsor 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.
Sea Siren (AUS) (9-0) 2nd of 15, 2l behind Epaulette (9-0) at Doomben(AUS) 7f Grp 1 (1) in May.
Zanetto 10-3 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden clear entering final furlong, ran on well, eased close home, won at Newbury 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in May beating City Girl (8-9) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Rosdhu Queen (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Restless in stalls, raced keenly, led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, chased winner until inside final furlong, no extra and lost 3rd final strides, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Maureen (9-0) at Newbury 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gs in Apr.