Ajraam was outclassed in the Jersey Stakes at Ascot last time but is not easily dismissed on his earlier form while last year's Group 2 winner Heavy Metal showed his best form of the year when fifth at the same track on his latest start. Veeraya has every chance on his latest second at Newmarket and has the beating of Yourartisonfire and Penny Garcia on collateral form but the vote goes to CORRESPONDENT. He got the better of today's rival Rene Mathis over 7f here in June when giving the latter plenty of weight and it could prove a similar story today.
Correspondent 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 13th of 16, 10l behind Majestic Moon (8-9) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Ayaar (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 8, 4l behind Breden (8-6) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Ajraam (USA) 20-1 (9-1) Raced centre, chased leaders over 4f, last of 21, 24l behind Gale Force Ten (9-1) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Heavy Metal 14-1 (9-5) Outpaced towards rear, pushed along halfway, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Annunciation (9-13) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Capo Rosso (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, well beaten after, 7th of 9, 16l behind Colonel Mak (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Rene Mathis (GER) 16-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and no impression 2f out, driven and ran on close home, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Lucky Beggar (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Yourartisonfire 8-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 5th of 16, 4l behind Majestic Moon (8-9) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Veeraya 5-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden and headway entering final furlong, driven and stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Breden (8-6) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Operation Chariot (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Took keen hold early, tracked leading trio, went 3rd 4f out until ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 8l behind Beach Club (9-5) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Penny Garcia 9-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, soon chasing leader, lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Shady Mccoy (8-13) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.