Richard Hannon runs Doncaster winner Lil Rockefeller off bottom weight but Richard Hughes rides Cameo Tiara, who pulled too hard on his first try over 1m4f at Sandown but rallied in the closing stages and might be worth another chance. Art Of War and Fire Fighting were both slowly away in the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot in June and forfeited all chance. The latter looks a bit of a character and Festival Theatre has questions to answer after two modest efforts this year. Cape Caster needs more but Stormardal has claims and Rydan is running well. ARANTES has yet to win on Turf but looked a bit unlucky here in June when finishing ahead of Artful Rogue and a visor might wake him up a little. He's not badly treated and can go well at decent odds.
Stormardal (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 34l behind Torchlighter (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jul.
Art Of War (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, always in rear, last of 18, 34l behind Elite Army (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Rydan (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Raced wide towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Presburg (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Festival Theatre (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, pushed along 4f out, weakened 3f out, 7th of 8, 37l behind Orchestra (9-0) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in May.
Arantes 9-2 (8-13) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Bureau (9-2) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Cape Caster (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Held up in last, headway on outside over 2f out, driven over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Second Step (9-7) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Fire Fighting (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Penhill (9-1) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Jul.
Cameo Tiara (IRE) 10-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders, pulled hard, ridden over 2f out, switched left then edged left over 1f out, unable to challenge, stayed on final 100 yards, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Arabian Comet (8-10) at Ascot 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Artful Rogue (IRE) 9-2fav (8-10) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Emulating (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Tall Ship (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Close up, ridden over 2f out, effort entering final furlong, not much room and switched right to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Truancy (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Lil Rockerfeller (USA) 11-1 (9-7) Reluctant to load in stalls, led after 1f, made rest after, pushed along 3f out, ridden and joined when edged right over 1f out, battled on gamely to assert towards finish, won at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Interconnection (9-2) by 1/2l, 5 ran.