Richard Hannon won this four times in succession before the run was halted a year ago. Thunder Strike is the lone starter from the yard this time but he ran so poorly at Newbury last time that there must have been something amiss. He had earlier finished a good fourth in the Coventry Stakes when Parbold was just over a length in front. Richard Fahey's colt was strongly fancied for yesterday's Vintage Stakes, however, so his participation may be in doubt. Godolphin's FIGURE OF SPEECH was thrown in at the deep end when contesting the July Stakes after his maiden victory but came up trumps with a cracking effort behind Anjaal. There's more to come and he gets a tentative vote though Jallota, who finished just behind in the July Stakes, didn't really enhance the form in Ireland subsequently.
Andhesontherun (IRE) 11-8 (9-5) Dwelt, tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon pressed, stayed on well towards finish, won at Doncaster 6f 2yo nov stk (5) fm in Jul beating Zaraee (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
Bahamian Heights 80-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 7th of 11, 4l behind Anjaal (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Ben Hall (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Raced stand side, close up, ridden and no impression 2f out, ran on towards finish, 7th of 24, 2 1/4l behind Extortionist (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Jun.
Cable Bay (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ran on inside final furlong, edged right and led final 75 yards, won at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun beating Whaleweigh Station (9-5) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Figure Of Speech (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Towards rear, good headway entering final furlong, quickened to lead inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Anjaal (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Jallota 9-4 (9-3) Prominent, mainly 2nd, challenged and every chance 1 1/2f out, no extra and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Wilshire Boulevard (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Miracle of Medinah 33-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden and edged right from over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, kept on well,, won at Newbury 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gf in Jul beating Mappa Mundi (9-0) by 4l, 5 ran.
Parbold (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) In rear, headway when hampered 2f out, ridden and ran on to go 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 6l behind War Command (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Saayerr 9-1 (9-1) Took keen hold in touch, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 14, 7l behind No Nay Never (9-1) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Salford Red Devil 7-4fav (9-0) Bumped slightly soon after start, held up in touch towards rear, headway on inside 1f out, ran on inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Chester 5f 2yo stks (2) gf in Jul beating Quatuor (8-13) by hd, 6 ran.
Thunder Strike 1-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, unable to close, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 8l behind Miracle of Medinah (9-0) at Newbury 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gf in Jul.