No sign of a winning favourite in the last 10 years which is no surprise in such a competitive handicap. Last year's winner Field Of Dream arrives on the back of a victory at Newmarket where he beat Es Que Love and Redvers while Prince Of Johanne also beat beat Est Que Love at Headquarters earlier in the month. Lightning Cloud had Shamaal Nibris, Santefisio and Loving Spirit behind when landing the Royal Hunt Cup last month and is a leading contender on that form while Ashaadd also got the better of a few of these when scoring at Haydock three weeks ago. QUEENSBERRY RULES just failed to catch the first two home in the Britannia here on his latest start and it's Willie Haggas' colt that gets the speculative vote to come out best this time. Hawkeyethenoo and Don't Call Me have both been competing in better company this season and could also get involved.
Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Steadied start towards rear, pushed along and headway 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 9, 4l behind Producer (9-3) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
Don't Call Me (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Raced far side, chased leader, led overall over 1f out until inside final furlong, one pace into 3rd final 100 yards, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 28, 1 3/4l behind Belgian Bill (8-11) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Santefisio 10-1 (10-0) Held up behind, driven to chase leaders over 2f out to over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 11, 11l behind Diescentric (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jun.
Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Held up in mid-division, good headway on inside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on and closed to lead final 50 yards, won at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gf beating Es Que Love (9-9) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Dubawi Sound 15-8fav (8-11) Prominent, pushed along over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, driven and unable to quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Louis The Pious (8-11) at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (2) gf.
Field Of Dream 14-1 (9-7) Held up in far side group, headway over 3f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, led close home, won at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gf beating Es Que Love (9-10) by 1l, 19 ran.
Lightning Cloud (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division stands' side, headway 2f out, driven to challenge over 1f out, ridden to lead overall inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun beating Dream Tune (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 27 ran.
Es Que Love (IRE) 5-2fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge leader from 2f out, carried left inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Snowboarder (8-13) at Newmarket 1m hcp 105 (2) gf.
Shamaal Nibras (USA) 10-1 (9-4) Chased leader centre, outpaced 2f out, soon behind, beaten when eased inside final furlong, last of 5, 12l behind Heeraat (9-4) at Newbury 6f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Excellent Guest 12-1 (9-7) Held up in centre group, pushed along and headway 3f out, not much room and carried left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 15th of 19, 8l behind Field Of Dream (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gf.
Bertiewhittle 15-2 (9-6) Mid-division in centre group, ridden over 2f out, carried left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 18th of 19, 13l behind Field Of Dream (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gf.
Palace Moon 33-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 12th of 13, 17l behind Tropics (9-3) at Windsor 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jun.
Redvers (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up in centre group, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon carried left, ran on inside final furlong, 5th of 19, 2 3/4l behind Field Of Dream (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gf.
Galician 4-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge when edged left inside final 2f, led over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Newbury 1m fll hcp (2) gf beating Arsaadi (10-0) by 2l, 6 ran.
Loving Spirit 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders stands' side, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, no impression, 6th of 27, 3l behind Lightning Cloud (8-13) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Queensberry Rules (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Held up wel off the pace towards rear, steady headway from 2f out, stayed on to 3rd inside fnal furlong, kept on in closing stages, unable to reach leading pair, 3rd of 27, 3/4l behind Roca Tumu (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Rebellious Guest 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division far side, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 17th of 26, 12l behind York Glory (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
The Confessor 7-2 (9-7) Made all, set steady pace until quickened over 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun beating Famous Poet (9-10) by nk, 7 ran.
Justonefortheroad 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 18l behind My Freedom (8-12) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Boots And Spurs 6-1 (9-4) Went right start, held up in mid-division, ridden and effort 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 13, 7l behind Ashaadd (8-13) at Haydock 7f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Ashaadd (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Switched left leaving stalls, held up in rear, headway when not clear run on inside over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, led towards finish, ran on, won at Haydock 7f hcp 105 (2) gf beating Mabait (8-11) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Head Of Steam (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, held up in 5th, headway 2f out, edged left and kept on inside final furlong, went 4th post, never quite going pace to challenge, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Asatir (9-9) at Salisbury 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Trail Blaze (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 11l behind Snowboarder (8-13) at Newmarket 1m hcp 105 (2) gf.
Sacrosanctus 6-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 8l behind Ajjaadd (9-2) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Glen Moss (IRE) 5-2fav (9-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon edged left, kept on, won at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Fils Anges (9-6) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Common Touch (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Close up, headway and every chance 2f out, edged right approaching final furlong, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Basseterre (9-10) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Ducal 16-1 (9-0) Bumped start, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Ashaadd (8-13) at Haydock 7f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Compton 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 11, 9l behind Diescentric (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jun.
Hefner (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 7, 1 1/2l behind The Confessor (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.