A host of these contested the Wokingham at Ascot in June when the luckless Waffle came out best on his side of the draw only to find Dandy Boy too good. He looks sure to be in the firing-line again along with third-placed Hawkeyethenoo. Mac's Power was just denied by Shropshire back at Ascot last month with Imperial Guest third and is weighted to reverse running here while Alben Star and Dungannon both ran well in the Wokingham and the former has won at Haydock since. A back-to-form Seal Rock could also figure and Victoire De Lyphar can't be ignored at the bottom of the weights representing David Nicholls. The three-year-old Es Que Love has the form to get involved and Irish raider Jamesie has come in for support dropping back in trip but OASIS DANCER bounced right back to his best when sent sprinting on the all-weather over the winter landing a hat-trick in fine style. With a couple of runs under his belt after a three-month lay-off, Ralph Beckett's charge could go close at a big price today.
Palace Moon 33-1 (9-7) Raced stands' side, tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 8th of 28, 3l behind Dandy Boy (9-8) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gd in Jun.
Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up tiowards rear, headway and not clear run over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 27, 5l behind Field Of Dream (8-11) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Borderlescott 10-11fav (9-0) Tracked winner, pushed along and switched left halfway, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Magical Macey (9-0) at Thirsk 5f cond Stakes (4) gs in Jun.
Waffle (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Raced stands' side, held up in rear, headway 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, squeezed through to challenge inside final furlong, soon ran on to lead that group, no chance with far side, 2nd of 28, 1 1/4l behind Dandy Boy (9-8) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gd in Jun.
Es Que Love (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Close up, every chance over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 14th of 18, 7l behind Barnet Fair (8-3) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) fm in Jul.
Oasis Dancer 20-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 18l behind Soul (9-4) at Newbury 6f Grp 3 (1) hvy in Jul.
Lui Rei (ITY) 9-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, outpaced when switched right 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Hazelrigg (8-11) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jul.
Bajan Tryst (USA) 25-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always behind, 17th of 18, 12l behind Barnet Fair (8-3) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) fm in Jul.
Shropshire (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, led 2f out, ridden and pressed inside final furlong, ran on well and on top close home, won at Ascot 6f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jul beating Mac's Power (9-9) by nk, 9 ran.
Atlantic Sport (USA) 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, never reached leaders, 7th of 15, 7l behind Dimension (9-8) at York 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Seal Rock 12-1 (9-8) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 8l behind Bonnie Brae (9-9) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) hvy in Jul.
Mac's Power (IRE) 3-1fav (9-9) Held up in touch, headway 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, strong challenge under pressure inside final furlong, found no extra and held close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Shropshire (9-1) at Ascot 6f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jul.
Head Of Steam (USA) (8-12) 8th of 9, 10l behind Myasun (8-12) at Maisons-laffitte(FR) 6f stk gs in Jun '11.
Lexi's Hero (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Led, ridden and headed entering final 2f, chased leader until approaching final furlong, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 5l behind Rex Imperator (9-3) at Windsor 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jun.
Ancient Cross 7-1 (9-6) Mid-division, effort and every chance inside final 2f, ridden and not quicken 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 6l behind Hazelrigg (8-11) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jul.
Dungannon 7-2fav (9-1) Raced stand side held up, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead stand side group inside final furlong, ran on, not reached far side group, 5th of 21, 1l behind Taajub (8-10) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Alben Star (IRE) 11-8 (8-11) Steadied into 4th, shaken up and headway over 2f out, led entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (3) sft in Jul beating Morache Music (8-11) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
Grissom (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear on stands side rail, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 19th of 20, 12l behind Van Ellis (9-3) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Jamesie (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Raced near side, chased leading trio, went 3rd that side inside final 2f, edged left and stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace of leaders far side, 6th of 15, 8l behind Bonnie Brae (9-9) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) hvy in Jul.
Swiss Cross 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 14th of 20, 8l behind Van Ellis (9-3) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Esprit de Midas 50-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, never on terms, 22nd of 27, 18l behind Field Of Dream (8-11) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Whaileyy (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, hung right under pressure approaching final furlong, stayed on well, 4th of 18, 3/4l behind Barnet Fair (8-3) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) fm in Jul.
Imperial Guest 7-1 (9-3) Went right start, held up in touch, travelling well when rider looking for room 2f out, good headway between horses over 1f out, chased leading duo inside final furlong, stayed on under pressure, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Shropshire (9-1) at Ascot 6f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jul.
Breathless Kiss (USA) 40-1 (9-1) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, no impression when not much room inside final 2f, stayed on same pace final furlong, 11th of 20, 7l behind Van Ellis (9-3) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Advanced 33-1 (9-2) With leaders, ridden and effort 2f out to 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 15, 5l behind Dimension (9-8) at York 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Elusive Prince 10-1 (9-8) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on and held on well towards finish, won at Chester 6f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jul beating Corporal Maddox (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Bayleyf (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Unruly before start, chased leading pair until over 3f out, soon weakened and behind, tailed off and eased, 15th of 16, 38l behind Stirring Ballad (8-7) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Victoire De Lyphar (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Led, pushed along over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Colonel Mak (8-13) at Hamilton 6f cond Stakes (2) sft in Jul.