Prince Of Johanne has already won a Cambridgeshire and a Royal Hunt Cup but a high draw and a big weight may have scuppered his chances of adding this valuable handicap to the list. The trip could be a worry for both Excellent Guest and in-form three-year-old Fulbright, who is penalised for his narrow win over a shorter distance at Newmarket and had earlier finished behind Vainglory and Albaqaa at Sandown, though he did finish ahead of both subsequent Ascot winner Field Of Dream and Victoria Cup runner-up Captain Bertie that day. Memory Cloth seems to need the mud while Smarty Socks is better over 7f, as is Decent Fella. David O'Meara, responsible for Smarty Socks, also runs MADAM MACIE and it's the mare that could be the value in this. She had little chance at the weights behind Dance And Dance at Doncaster last month but her earlier form has a solid look about it and Danny Tudhope, who has ridden her to two of her four victories, is back on board today. Sir Reginald kept on well at Newmarket last time and may be coming back to form but whether he'll stay this extra furlong is open to debate while hat-trick seeker Swiftly Done has much to prove at this level.
Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 10-3 (9-1) Held up, headway on outer over 3f out, soon ridden, no impression from over 1f out, rider dropped whip inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Highland Knight (9-1) at Pontefract 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul.
Trade Commissioner (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gs in Jul beating Vainglory (8-11) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Field Of Dream 25-1 (8-11) Steadied start, hel up last, good headway near side over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led final 100 yards, won at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Jul beating Edinburgh Knight (9-2) by 1/2l, 27 ran.
Bannock (IRE) 15-2 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, hung sharply right and soon headed, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 2l behind Highland Knight (9-1) at Pontefract 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul.
Smarty Socks (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Settled towards rear, hard driven and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at York 7f cond Stakes (3) gf in May beating Boomerang Bob (8-5) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Belgian Bill 6-1fav (9-9) Raced near side, steadied start, held up last in group of 5, ridden and struggling over 2f out, never on terms, 12th of 15, 22l behind Bonnie Brae (9-9) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) hvy in Jul.
Boom And Bust (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, weakened entering final 2f, 16th of 30, 10l behind Prince Of Johanne (9-3) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gd in Jun.
Memory Cloth 18-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway and in touch 3f out, effort over 2f out, ridden and lost place over 1f out, 8th of 18, 10l behind King's Warrior (8-9) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Excellent Guest 10-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, no progress over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 18th of 27, 13l behind Field Of Dream (8-11) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Johnny Castle 7-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Lightning Cloud (8-11) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Madam Macie (IRE) 7-2 (8-4) Led at good pace, ridden and headed over 1f out, outpaced and no chance with leading duo final furlong, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Dance And Dance (8-9) at Doncaster 1m stks (3) gs in Jul.
Decent Fella (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Raced near side, tracked leading pair, went 2nd in group over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong to 5th overall, not pace of leaders far side, 5th of 15, 6l behind Bonnie Brae (9-9) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) hvy in Jul.
Xilerator (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakening when not much room inside final furlong, last of 10, 8l behind Imperial Djay (8-7) at Chester 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Mabait 12-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, effort over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, rider dropped rein near finish, 8th of 9, 6l behind Mull Of Killough (9-10) at Newmarket 1m hcp 105 (2) sft in Jul.
Sir Reginald 50-1 (9-5) Raced far side, held up towards rear, headway 2f out, stayed on to 3rd that side inside final furlong, no real impression, 4th of 15, 6l behind Bonnie Brae (9-9) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) hvy in Jul.
Fulbright 8-1 (9-6) Prominent, led halfway, ridden over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, ran on, driven out, won at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul beating Duke Of Firenze (8-6) by ns, 13 ran.
Swiftly Done (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) In rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead post, won at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-105 (2) hvy in Jun beating Prince Of Sorrento (9-0) by ns, 11 ran.
Mister Music 6-1 (9-1) Held up in last pair, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened inside final 2f, 5th of 6, 10l behind Sovereign Debt (8-12) at Newmarket 1m con stks (3) sft in Jul.
Albaqaa 25-1 (9-1) Dwelt, held up towards rear, not clear run over 2f out, hung right and headway entering final furlong, ran on, nearest finish, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Trade Commissioner (9-6) at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Captain Bertie (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Led far side group and overall, ridden clear in group inside final 2f until over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Bonnie Brae (9-9) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) hvy in Jul.
Vainglory (USA) 11-2 (9-0) In rear, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge winner entering final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Mull Of Killough (9-10) at Newmarket 1m hcp 105 (2) sft in Jul.