Roger Charlton has won this twice in recent years and last year's fourth Proponent can run from the same mark this time. A low draw is generally helpful here so expect a big run from him but he was firmly put in his place by GREEN DESTINY at Newmarket in April and William Haggas' charge is another with a good berth. He drops back to a mile after winning the John Smith's at York in superb style but has a tremendous turn of foot and shouldn't be inconvenienced. Three-year-olds have a good record in the race and both Sagramor and Cai Shen, first and second in the Britannia Stakes at Ascot, must be considered as both are reasonably drawn and on the upgrade. Dance And Dance ran an excellent race in the Royal Hunt Cup but a 6lb rise and a high draw makes this tougher. He had earlier scored at Epsom when Vainglory, who was unlucky in-running, stayed on strongly and the latter could repay each-way support at a fair price.
Dance And Dance (IRE) 7-1fav (9-3) Held up stands side, headway over 2f out, tracking leading trio when not clear run on rails and switched right approaching final furlong, chased winner inside final furlong, ran on, always held, 2nd of 28, 1/2l behind Julienas (8-8) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gd in Jun.
Confront 80-1 (9-7) Dwelt, soon led off inside rail, headed over 4f out, chased leader until over 2f out, soon dropped away, tailed off and eased, last of 5, 33l behind So You Think (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd.
Riggins (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway towards inside over 1f out, never reached leaders, 8th of 14, 12l behind Beachfire (8-9) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs in Jun.
The Rectifier (USA) 10-1 (9-4) Led, set strong pace until steadied 6f out, ridden over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, kept on gamely until headed on line in driving finish, 2nd of 7, ns behind Nationalism (9-4) at Windsor 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Jun.
Lovelace 33-1 (9-10) Raced far side, mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 16th of 20, 10l behind Brae Hill (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gf.
Green Destiny (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden and good headway on outer over 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, kept on strongly, won at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gd beating Modun (8-13) by 3 1/2l, 19 ran.
Dunn'o (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Crossed over to lead after 1f, ridden and headed 2f out, stayed chasing leaders until weakened inside final furlong, 14th of 17, 13l behind Highland Knight (8-9) at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gd.
Namecheck (GER) 20-1 (9-7) Held up, switched right over 3f out, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 105 (2) gs beating Benandonner (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Mont Agel 14-1 (9-5) Raced far side, mid-division, lost place over 2f out, 17th of 20, 10l behind Brae Hill (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gf.
Proponent (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders stands side, every chance over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 19th of 28, 21l behind Julienas (8-8) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gd in Jun.
Cai Shen (IRE) 13-8 (9-1) Led, headed 2f out, no impression when losing 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Bridgefield (8-12) at Newmarket 1m con stks (3) gd.
Highland Knight (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Prominent, led 2f out, in command over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, won at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gd beating Start Right (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 17 ran.
Pintura 28-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 19, 10l behind Green Destiny (8-10) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gd.
Man Of Action (USA) 20-1 (9-2) Close up on inside, ridden and outpaced 2f out, kept on again inside final furlong, 6th of 17, 5l behind Highland Knight (8-9) at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gd.
Mr David (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Raced far side, mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 20, 2 3/4l behind Brae Hill (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gf.
Sooraah 5-2 (9-1) Held up in touch in rear, headway on outer 2f out, soon chased leader, ridden and stayed on to lead post, won at Ascot 1m fll lst stks (1) sft beating Primevere (8-7) by hd, 6 ran.
Boom And Bust (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Went left start, chased leading trio, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 14l behind Nationalism (9-4) at Windsor 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Jun.
Vainglory (USA) 10-3fav (9-4) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 7l behind Crown Counsel (8-8) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Pleasant Day (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, soon weakened, 17th of 19, 13l behind Green Destiny (8-10) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gd.
Advanced 33-1 (8-4) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 17th of 23, 11l behind Bronze Prince (8-6) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gs.
Sagramor 8-1 (8-13) Raced stands side, effort over 1f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led final 50 yards, won at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun beating Cai Shen (9-7) by 1/2l, 29 ran.