Chamonix won this on heavy ground for Ballydoyle last year but has only had one run this season, when tailed off behind St Nicholas Abbey in the Coronation Cup, and Joseph has opted for EYE OF THE STORM, another with just one run this year. The son of Galileo couldn't quite hold the late surge of Sugar Boy in Sandown's Classic Trial in April and plenty of big-race entries suggest he'll be ready for this. The once-raced Exotic also represents the stable and she made a very good impression when taking a Galway maiden so could be anything. We'll Go Walking has been found wanting since her debut success and has probably been waiting for the ground to ease, a remark that also applies to the penalised Inis Meain.
Inis Meain (USA) 25-1 (9-7) Led, headed over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 11l behind Forgotten Voice (9-2) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Jun.
Chamonix (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon recovered to lead and dispute, headed straight over 3f out, chased leader until carried head high and weakened over 2f out, tailed off and eased over 1f out, last of 5, 34l behind St Nicholas Abbey (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Jazz Girl (IRE) 4-1fav (10-2) Made all, travelled best to 2f out, ridden clear from over 1f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Roscommon 1m 2f fll hcp gd beating Cin Cin (8-11) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Leah Claire (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Settled towards rear on inner, pushed along approaching straight, headway into 3rd and tried to switch right 2f out, challenged on far rail 1f out and led 150 yards out, kept on best under pressure, won at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gs in Jul beating Cebuano (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Missunited (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Soon led, joined before straight, headed under 2f out, dropped to 7th and no extra from 1f out, last of 8, 10l behind Bunairgead (8-7) at Roscommon 1m 4f Listed stks (1) gf in Jul.
Eye of The Storm (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Tracked winner, pushed along 3f out, led over 2f out, hard driven and headed final 150 yards, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 7, hd behind Sugar Boy (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Exotic (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Waited with in rear, closer order from 3f out, close 8th on outer into straight, good progress to lead from under 1f out, soon asserted, stayed on well, won at Galway 1m 4f mdn flls stks sft in Aug beating Tri Na Ceile (9-0) by 3l, 9 ran.
Khothry (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 3f out, ridden in 2nd 2f out, kept on well final furlong to lead on line, won at Killarney 1m 3f fll hcp gf in Jul beating Neophilia (8-4) by shd, 9 ran.
Love And Cherish (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Chased clear leader in 3rd, ridden and dropped to 5th approaching straight, went remote 4th over 1f out, kept on one pace but no chance with greatly eased winner, 4th of 6, 12l behind Royal Diamond (10-0) at Leopardstown 1m 6f Listed stks (1) gf in Jul.
Starbright 8-1 (9-1) Always last, ridden 3f out, soon no impression on leaders in last, eased final furlong, last of 4, 13l behind Fortify (9-6) at Naas 1m stks gf in Jul.
We'll Go Walking (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Led and ran freely, pushed along and hung off bend entering straight, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra, 6th of 8, 5l behind Midnight Soprano (9-9) at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks (1) sft in Jun.