Godolphin won this last year and MODUN, who has raced in Group company on his last six starts without being disgraced, is taken to continue the sequence. Richard Fahey runs both Area Fifty One and Glen's Diamond and preference has to be for the latter who is rated 10lb higher. He hasn't progressed as expected after landing the Dee Stakes here last year but has generally performed at a higher level and should go well. Goldoni won the Derby Trial at Epsom but hasn't been successful subsequently including twice at this level and though Naseem Alyasmeen won over the C&D in June that was a handicap from a lowly mark of 75 and this is very much tougher. Good Morning Star was the shock winner of the Cheshire Oaks in May and though showing little since she obviously likes it around these tight turns.
Area Fifty One 7-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 8l behind Tominator (9-0) at Chester 1m 5f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd.
Glen's Diamond 33-1 (9-1) Dwelt, in rear and keen, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 27l behind Times Up (9-1) at York 2m Grp 2 (1) gs in Aug.
Modun (IRE) 10-3 (9-4) Raced wide close up, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Dandino (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) pol.
Amoya (GER) 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 10l behind Sound Hearts (9-5) at Folkestone 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Goldoni (IRE) 3-1 (8-6) Chased leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon chasing winner, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Cameron Highland (8-7) at Windsor 1m 4f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Aug.
Good Morning Star (IRE) 22-1 (8-6) In touch, pushed along 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 5th of 12, 10l behind Wild Coco (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Aug.
Naseem Alyasmeen (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Raced wide mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 13l behind Tominator (9-0) at Chester 1m 5f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd.