Himalya's form at the track suggests he'll once again go well but he may have to settle for minor honours behind French-raider DALGHAR. The four-year-old has some top-notch form over a mile and seven furlongs to call upon and one of those efforts, when just denied two starts back in the Lennox Stakes, suggests he could be a serious proposition over six. That day the horse travelled enthusiastically and looked to have put the race to bed with a real turn of foot two out only to be collared close home and a repeat might be enough this time. Kingsgate Native is always respected in this grade but giving away weight on ground slower than ideal won't be easy and indeed its concerns about the ground that put us off Lady Of The Desert, a filly who could go right to the top over this trip but perhaps not until next summer. Sayif's best form has come over a stiff six including a victory in this last year so he's respected especially with the switch to Sir Michael likely to encourage improvement while Dever Dream has done nothing but improve this term and could well continue to do so.
Kingsgate Native (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Chased leaders far side, ridden and outpaced well over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 13, 3l behind Markab (9-3) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) gf.
Dalghar (FR) 7-4fav (9-4) 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Sahpresa (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 7f Grp 3 (1) gd.
Himalya (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, switched left over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Balthazaar's Gift (9-4) at Doncaster 7f Grp 2 (1) gd.
Lui Rei (ITY) 13-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, headwy 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, soon no impression, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Definightly (9-0) at Goodwood 6f Listed stks (1) sft.
Noverre To Go (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Chased stands side on outer, weakened quickly well over 1f out, tailed off, last of 26, 20l behind Redford (9-2) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gd.
Rileyskeepingfaith 12-1 (9-7) In touch far side, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 9th of 26, 5l behind Redford (9-2) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gd.
Santo Padre (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway under 2f out, 6th inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Bewitched (8-12) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) sft.
Sayif (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Raced stands side, pressed winner until 2f out weakened over 1f out, 20th of 24, 11l behind Starspangledbanner (9-4) at Royal Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Bounty Box 2-1fav (8-13) Led early, prominent, ridden well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 10l behind Definightly (9-0) at Goodwood 6f Listed stks (1) sft.
Serious Attitude (IRE) 22-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, not much room inside final furlong, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 6l behind Balthazaar's Gift (9-4) at Doncaster 7f Grp 2 (1) gd.
Dever Dream 4-1fav (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Doncaster 7f fll lst stks (1) gd beating Mosqueras Romance (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Lady Of The Desert (USA) 9-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders far side, driven to lead that side over 1f out, soon ridden and every chance, kept on until no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Markab (9-3) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) gf.
Tropical Treat 8-1 (8-12) Held up, no impression from under 2f out, 12th of 15, 6l behind Astrophysical Jet (8-12) at Curragh 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.