Salutation's best form this year has been over longer trips and Elhaame may prove better suited by the drop back in distance given both of last year's wins came over 1m2f. This is more competitive than the race Charles Camoin won over track and trip when beating Double Discount a length and Presburg is preferred on his recent victory at Sandown. Hit The Jackpot now looks in the handicapper's grip after rattling up three early season victories but ZAIN EAGLE has leading claims off his current mark. He found only Farraaj too good in the John Smith's Cup at York last time and a 2lb rise may not prevent him picking up this by way of compensation.
Salutation (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, held when slightly hampered entering final furlong, stayed on same pace inside final furlong,, 2nd of 18, 2l behind Arab Spring (9-10) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Zain Eagle 20-1 (8-9) Led, quickened over 3f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Farraaj (9-11) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gf.
Rebellious Guest 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 13, 8l behind Contributer (9-5) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Jun.
Hit The Jackpot (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and close up 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 18, 5l behind Bronze Angel (9-8) at York 1m hcp 105 (2) gf.
Elhaame (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, not clear run entering final 3f, pushed along over 2f out,soon chasing leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 18, 5l behind Arab Spring (9-10) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Presburg (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, switched left over 1f out, headway soon after, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Vital Evidence (9-12) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Forgotten Hero (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 15, 7l behind De Rigueur (9-4) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (4yo+) (2) gs.
Charles Camoin (IRE) 4-1fav (9-11) Steadied and switched right start, held up in rear in steadily run race, headway towards inside 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Raskova (9-10) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Double Discount (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Took keen hold, tracking leaders, 2nd over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Charles Camoin (9-11) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Kingscroft (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Took keen hold tracking leading trio, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, headed final 150 yards, one pace, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Gabrial The Hero (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.