MAJESTIC MYLES has won only twice since 2010 but both victories came in this race. Last year's contest was more competitive so a famous hat-trick looks his for the taking. The enigmatic Navajo Chief has bags of ability when he deigns to show it but is penalised for a Listed win at York in May and the remainder are all decent handicappers looking for that bit extra in this company. Dr Red Eye and Correspondent have both won tough handicaps over track and trip with the former preferred as he should handle the fast ground better while both Ladyship and The Taj will need to step up on their recent efforts if they're to trouble the selection. Rivas Rhapsody has little chance at the weights and is overlooked.
Navajo Chief 25-1 (9-4) Raced near side, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 27th of 28, 28l behind Belgian Bill (8-11) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Dr Red Eye 7-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased leader until 2f out, chased leading pair until over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Arctic Feeling (8-2) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Majestic Myles (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leading pair, ridden and lost place over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Jack Dexter (9-3) at Newcastle 6f Grp 3 (1) gs in Jun.
Ladyship 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders far side, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 13th of 26, 8l behind York Glory (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Rivas Rhapsody (IRE) 7-2 (9-9) Disputed lead, headed well over 1f out, driven over 1f out, no chance with winner inside final furlong, joined for 2nd post, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Love Island (9-1) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd.
Correspondent 9-4fav (9-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Chester 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jun beating Rene Mathis (8-4) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
The Taj (USA) 40-1 (8-8) Towards rear, short lived effort over 1f out, 8th of 9, 9l behind Producer (9-3) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.