Saddler's Rock beat Askar Tau a length in this last year with Colour Vision not far behind in third. The latter was carrying a Group 1 penalty for his victory in the Gold Cup and should be capable of reversing the form with the front pair. However, he hasn't exactly covered himself in glory subsequently and fellow Godolphin inmate Cavalryman looks a more potent threat as he had Ahzeemah three lengths back in second at Meydan in March with Saddler's Rock well beaten. With Germany-trained horses sweeping all before them, ALTANO looks set to continue the trend. Anyone who saw his run in the Gold Cup will want to be on him here as he was held up out with the washing for most of the race until his rider decided to let go in the straight where he stayed on powerfully. Hopefully the same mistake won't be made here and he's taken to come out on top, though Brown Panther looks a potentially useful stayer and can get into the argument on ground that will suit.
Ahzeemah (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Tracked winner, ridden and slightly outpaced entering final furlong, rallied to chase winner approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Universal (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Altano (GER) 16-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 5th and edged right inside final furlong, finished well, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 14, 4l behind Estimate (8-11) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Askar Tau (FR) 25-1 (9-2) Headway to lead after 1f and set steady pace, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased winner until 2f out, soon hung right and weakened quickly over 1f out, 9th of 10, 23l behind Gloomy Sunday (8-11) at Sandown 2m Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Brown Panther 11-8 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in 4th, went 2nd well over 3f out, ridden to lead and edged left over 1f out, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Pontefract 1m 4f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gd in Jun beating Souviens Toi (8-13) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Caucus 13-8fav (9-0) Tracked leader until 10f out, settled 3rd, pushed along over 3f out, headway between horses over 2f out, led approaching final 2f, driven and pressed over 1f out, stayed on strongly to assert final 100 yards, won at Sandown 2m Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gf in Jul beating Biographer (9-0) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Cavalryman 7-2 (9-2) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, driven and kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Universal (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Colour Vision (FR) 12-1 (9-2) Dwelt, soon recovered to track leaders, went 2nd 8f out, led over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, headed 1f out, weakened and lost 2 places inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Estimate (8-11) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Glen's Diamond 9-2 (10-0) Chased leaders, 3rd 4f out, soon ridden, no impression from 2f out, 5th of 7, 17l behind Ernest Hemingway (9-11) at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Mount Athos (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Held up in last trio, headway on outside over 2f out, outpaced when not much room and hampered inside final 2f, soon switched left to outside and driven, edged right and stayed on final 100 yards, not pace to reach leaders, 5th of 8, 4l behind Thomas Chippendale (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
No Heretic 13-2 (9-2) Took keen hold and held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 6th of 19, 3l behind Chiberta King (9-2) at Royal Ascot 2m 6f stks (2) gf in Jun.
Number Theory 16-1 (9-13) Tracked leading pair, challenged over 2f out, led narrowly inside final 2f, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Sun Central (9-5) at York 1m 6f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Jul.
Repeater 12-1 (9-0) Held up in 5th, headway on inside 3f out, not clear run and switched left soon after, driven and stayed on to 3rd over 1f out, no chance with leading duo, weakened to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 11l behind Caucus (9-0) at Sandown 2m Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gf in Jul.
Saddler's Rock (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Led 4f, tracked leader until 8f out, handy 3rd, pushed along over 2f out, lost 3rd well over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 8l behind Estimate (8-11) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Mister Impatience 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, outpaced over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Maputo (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 3f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul.