Saytara ended last season with a seven length victory at Newmarket but has a 13lb hike in the weights to contend with on her return. Barbican also makes a belated reappearance and has the beating of Viking Storm on collateral form. Buckland is struggling at present and Genzy was way below his best over 1m2f here last time. Nave has landed a couple of lower grade handicaps in good style but this is tougher while Bishop Roko could figure with plenty of scope for improvement. However, RAWAKI beat a subsequent winner and had the previously unbeaten Clowance Estate further back in third when scoring at Windsor last month and a repeat may well be good enough to come out best in this.
Barbican 15-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, chased winner over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Fattsota (9-1) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jul '12.
Viking Storm 15-2 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 20l behind Willing Foe (8-12) at Newbury 1m 5f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gf in May.
Buckland (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Mid-division on inside, weakened over 2f out, beaten when hampered inside final 2f, last of 16, 23l behind Opinion (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Genzy (FR) 20-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 15, 19l behind Forgotten Voice (9-2) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Jun.
Rawaki (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden and wnet 2nd over 2f out, led and edged right over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun beating Vasily (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Saytara (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on, unchallenged, won at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep beating Taglietelle (7-13) by 7l, 14 ran.
Bishop Roko 10-1 (9-7) Headway to lead 9f out, headed 5f out, chased clear leader, led again 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Seal Of Approval (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Voodoo Prince 10-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway and switched left over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 6l behind Rawaki (8-8) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Scatter Dice (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 15th of 17, 10l behind Star Lahib (8-8) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (4yo+) (2) gf.
Itlaaq 14-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway when not clear run 2f out to over 1f out, unable to challenge, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 10l behind Eagle Rock (8-2) at York 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Nave (USA) 7-4fav (9-0) Held up in rear, smooth headway over 3f out, led approaching final 2f, ridden and ran on, won at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Tingo In The Tale (8-11) by 4l, 7 ran.