Sabrina Harty has sent last month's Curragh winner Ansgar over for this and his chance is respected, though a penalty won't help his cause. Professor has to go on the short-list as he was fourth in a Group 2 last time, though he was behind stablemate Indignant over 6f at Salisbury in June. The latter is a consistent performer at this level but is closely matched with the three-year-old Muteela on their run together here at the start of the month. The rains may not arrive in time for Tawhid to take his chance but Godolphin have a viable option in STEELER (NAP). Charlie Appleby's colt has won two of his three starts on this track and run very well in a couple of valuable handicaps this summer under big weights. He looks more than capable of holding his own back at this level as he is a former Group 2 winner.
Ansgar (IRE) 11-1 (9-12) Settled 5th, disputed 4th halfway, pushed along over 3f out, came wide entering straight and dropped to 7th, ridden and no impression 1 1/2f out, 7th of 9, 11l behind Custom Cut (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 3 (1) sft.
Glen Moss (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden when weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 12l behind Heaven's Guest (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Here Comes When (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division on outside, pushed along over 3f out, edged right and weakened 2f out, 25th of 28, 15l behind Field Of Dream (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Horsted Keynes (FR) 17-2 (9-6) Held up towards rear, some headway over 1f out, never reached leaders and weakened final furlong, 15th of 17, 11l behind Red Avenger (8-13) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gf.
Intransigent 10-1 (9-0) Behind, switched right and headway over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Chester 6f Listed stks (1) gs beating Coulsty (9-0) by 2l, 7 ran.
Professor 7-1 (9-5) Led, pushed along over 2f out, riddena nd headed over 1f out, soon lost 2nd, outpaced and no chance with leading duo final furlong, weakened into 4th final 150 yards, 4th of 6, 4l behind Breton Rock (9-5) at Newbury 7f Grp 2 (1) gs.
Steeler (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, kept on well under pressure, lost 2nd well inside final furlong, lost 3rd final strides, 4th of 17, 3/4l behind Red Avenger (8-13) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gf.
Tawhid 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, not run on, 5th of 8, 7l behind Gregorian (9-3) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 (1) sft in Jun.
Indignant 16-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, tracked leader over 2f, handy 3rd, pushed laong over 2f out, ridden and keeping on same pace when hung left approaching final furlong, stayed on but not pace of winner, 3rd of 9, 1l behind J Wonder (8-13) at Goodwood 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Muteela 7-4fav (8-10) Led, ridden and stayed on final furlong, headed and not pace of winner close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind J Wonder (8-13) at Goodwood 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.