Richard Hannon know what it takes to win this having taken the last two renewals and he holds CROWN DEPENDENCY in high regard. The latter won his maiden over 6f here before finishing third in the Norfolk on slower ground at Ascot. Best racing just off the pace, he'll get the race run to suit today with so much speed on show and he can confirm running with Burwaaz, Pyman's Theory and Charles The Great. The latter has since beaten On The Dark Side at Newbury, while Stonefield Flyer landed the odds at Doncaster last time after finishing second in the Windsor Castle at Ascot. York Listed winner Miss Work Of Art will appreciate the drop back to 5f and has the beating of Vocational, while Requinto ran out an impressive winner of a Listed event at Tipperary last time and the Irish raider makes more appeal than compatriot Boris Grigoriev, who was third in a Group 3 race at the Curragh recently.
Boris Grigoriev (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Fire Lily (8-12) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1).
Burwaaz 11-8fav (8-13) Held up in touch in last, ridden and headway 2f out, strong challenge and hung left from over 1f out, not pace of winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Harbour Watch (9-1) at Newmarket 6f 2yo stks (3) gd.
Charles The Great (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Made all, hung right under pressure over 1f out, strongly challenged inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) gd beating Lily's Angel (8-3) by shd, 25 ran.
Chunky Diamond (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, soon edged right, driven and held on closing stages, won at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf beating Lemon Rock (8-12) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Church Music (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Held up in touch in rear, took keen hold, pushed along over 2f out, soon edged right, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 20l behind Frederick Engels (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd.
Crown Dependency (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Raced towards far side, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Bapak Chinta (9-1) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gs in Jun.
Powerful Wind (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Amis Reunis (8-6) at Bath 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gd.
Requinto (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Soon led, travelling best from 2f out, ridden to assert from over 1f out, stayed on well to draw clear and swished tail inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Tipperary 5f 2yo lst stk (1) beating An Ghalanta (8-12) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Stonefield Flyer 1-4fav (9-2) Made all, ridden to assert over 1f out, ran on well, won at Doncaster 6f 2yo nov stk (5) gd beating Pimpernel (9-0) by 4l, 3 ran.
Hidden Passion (USA) 4-11fav (8-12) Went left start, chased leaders in 4th, switched left and headway over 1f out on inner, led entering final furlong, kept on well, won at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) fm beating Blanc De Chine (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Miss Work of Art 11-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 6l behind Gamilati (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd.
On The Dark Side (IRE) 16-1 (8-1) Went left start, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, stayed on well, 9th of 25, 5l behind Charles The Great (8-11) at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) gd.
Pyman's Theory (IRE) 28-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, edged right, never on terms, 8th of 25, 5l behind Charles The Great (8-11) at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) gd.
Vocational (USA) 10-11fav (8-9) Made virtually all, clear when ridden inside final furlong, ran on strongly, eased close home, won at Chester 5f 2yo stks (2) gs beating Luv U Forever (8-9) by 2l, 4 ran.