Sir Frank Morgan and Kashgar both step up a couple of grades having won their latest starts over today's trip. Maid In Rio steps up in class and distance but Entihaa was placed in similar company at Haydock back in May. Elidor is at home at this level but there are serious doubts about him lasting home and Hassle makes more appeal raised only 3lb having won over 1m6f here a fortnight ago. But a speculative vote goes the way of BOITE, who has a recent run under his belt and finished third in last year's Group 3 Queen's Vase over track and trip behind subsequent St Leger and Gold Cup hero Leading Light.
Elidor 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division on outside, headway over 3f out, eased out tracking leaders 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Arab Spring (9-10) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Boite (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, 13th of 19, 21l behind Angel Gabrial (8-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Hassle (IRE) 10-3 (9-9) Held up, switched left 2f out, good headway over 1f out, hung right, bumped rival and led inside final furlong, held on, won at Ascot 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Alcaeus (10-0) by hd, 8 ran.
Eshtiaal (USA) 33-1 (8-13) Took keen hold tracking leaders, not much room over 2f out, weakened 2f out, 12th of 18, 11l behind Arab Spring (9-10) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Spice Fair 7-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride and switched right start, held up in rear, headway on wide outside over 3f out, plugged on final 2f, never going pace to challenge, 5th of 9, 6l behind Presto Volante (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-90) (3) pol.
Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Made all, ridden over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, unchallenged, won at Catterick 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Dr Irv (9-3) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
Kashgar 15-8fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3f out, led over 1f out, soon edged left, stayed on, won at Chester 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun beating Nashville (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Entihaa 6-5fav (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd place, led over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra and headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Knightly Escapade (8-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Arty Campbell (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Held up in 5th, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden and effort 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Lion Beacon (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Maid In Rio (IRE) 11-8fav (9-7) Led early, tracked leader, led 2f out, clear over 1f out, eased heavily towards finish, won at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Gallic Destiny (8-8) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.