Cape Peron ran really well when fifth in the Britannia over track and trip despite the fast ground though runner-up Tarikhi has let the form down since. Henry Candy's charge will go close if any rain arrives but BUTTERFLY MCQUEEN is just preferred. She stormed clear to record a six length victory at this venue a fortnight ago and looks progressive enough to defy a hike in the weights. Intrigo won a competitive affair at Doncaster last time beating Makafeh a length and both could figure again but Fehaydi and Machete Mark have something to find on their running in the Britannia. Secret Art and Tamayuz Star are others to consider in an open affair but Henry The Aviator is taking on much better company today.
Cape Peron 6-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up in rear, smooth headway near side approaching final 2f, still plenty to do 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, run flattened out towards finish, 5th of 27, 2 3/4l behind Roca Tumu (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Tamayuz Star (IRE) 11-10fav (8-8) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newbury 7f cond Stakes (4) gf beating Jalaa (8-8) by hd, 5 ran.
Butterfly Mcqueen (USA) 5-1 (8-12) Tracked leader and clear of rest, led approaching final 2f, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Ascot 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf beating Princess Of Orange (10-0) by 6l, 6 ran.
Tarikhi (USA) 11-2fav (9-5) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Maputo (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Intrigo 5-2fav (9-4) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, ridden and switched right to race stands rail entering final furlong, kept on to lead last 50 yards, won at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun beating Makafeh (9-4) by 1l, 8 ran.
Fehaydi 10-11fav (9-5) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Postscript (9-6) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Makafeh 13-2 (9-4) In rear, headway over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, kept on and headed last 50 yards, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Intrigo (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Yarroom (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Held up in touch, headway 2f out, soon edged right, chased leaders under pressure over 1f out, stayed on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Haafaguinea (9-4) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Homage (IRE) 7-4fav (9-2) Close up, ridden to lead inside final furlong, edged right and headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Ashaadd (9-7) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Machete Mark (IRE) 33-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final 110 yards, 6th of 27, 3l behind Roca Tumu (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Henry The Aviator (USA) 11-10fav (9-7) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Ready (8-13) by 2l, 7 ran.
Zalty (FR) 11-4fav (9-12) Held up behind leaders, ridden in moderate 4th 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 8, 3l behind Lightnin Hopkins (9-4) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gd.
Defendant 3-1fav (8-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along to challenge 2f out, led over 1f out, soon edged right and headed, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Law Enforcement (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Secret Art (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 1/2l behind Morpheus (9-1) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Yeager (USA) 15-8fav (9-5) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, led entering final furlong, driven out, won at Leicester 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating Archive (9-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Ocean Applause 5-1fav (9-13) Mid-division on outside, pushed along and not quicken 2f out, no chance after and eased final furlong, 10th of 14, 6l behind Progenitor (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.