COSSACK PRINCE is taken to land this handicap for the Mongans, while Agente Romano is likely to figure prominently. The selection is just 1lb higher than his best winning mark, and acts well both on fast ground and over 1m 4f. He is a thoroughly consistent performer and if he produces his usual effort then he looks good enough. Agente Romano remains a maiden after 11 starts and should be very competitive from today's mark. Stamina is his forte, he acts on the ground and that first success appears to be just around the corner. Sinbad The Sailor looks well treated here judged on his Doncaster win last year, but he looks a doubtful stayer if this is anything like a truly run race. Watson's Bay is a victim of his own consistency. He regularly makes the frame but the handicapper won't relent, and in fact he has made today's task even harder by putting him up by 3lbs. Augustus John looks in need of a drop in the weights to win on turf and we will side with Cossack Prince.
Cyborg 4-5fav (9-7) Led early, tracked leader, pushed along 3f out, driven along over 2f out, lost 2nd well over 1f out, soon hung right, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Yonder (8-6) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Maslak (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind Sam Lord (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Augustus John (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Behind, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, soon struggling, 7th of 10, 10l behind Judgethemoment (9-5) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Cossack Prince 5-2fav (9-7) Led, ridden 3f out, headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 7l behind Merrymadcap (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Agente Romano (USA) 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led after 2f, steady pace over 8f out, ridden and quickened over 2f out, headed and stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Norman The Great (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Watson's Bay 7-2fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Norman The Great (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Epsom Salts 5-1fav (8-11) Started slowly, towards rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, 8th of 15, 10l behind Turjuman (8-10) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Sinbad The Sailor 15-2 (8-12) Tracked leader, led over 5f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Venir Rouge (9-7) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Mixing 10-1 (8-0) Mid-division, headway to lead over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, one pace final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Venir Rouge (9-7) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.