Garswood won this a year ago when Boom And Bust was close behind in third but the ground was on the soft side and Richard Fahey will be hoping for some rain. He was a length behind Gregorian in the Group Three Criterion Stakes at Newmarket and the winner has since produced a superb effort in the July Cup. Three-year-olds have a cracking record in the race and though Richard Hannon has a trio of entries all eyes will be on TOORMORE, who represents this year's Classic form. The Craven Stakes winner didn't quite last out the mile of the 2000 Guineas or the St James's Palace Stakes so a return to this trip will suit his basic speed and he can get back on track. German raider Amarillo didn't enjoy the soft ground at Haydock in May and has subsequently won a Group Three at Hamburg.
Amarillo (IRE) (9-4) won at Hamburg(GER) 6f Grp 3 (1) gd beating Donnerschlag (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Boom And Bust (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, 6th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Glory Awaits (9-2) at Chester 7f Listed stks (1) gf.
Es Que Love (IRE) 17-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and strongly pressed final 100 yards, narrowly headed 50 yards out, stayed challenging and every chance until not pace of winner close home, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Music Master (9-4) at Newbury 6f Grp 3 (1) gd.
Garswood 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, soon rallied, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Gregorian (9-3) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 (1) sft in Jun.
Glory Awaits (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Pushed along to chase leaders, not much room after 2f and soon lost lost place, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Chester 7f Listed stks (1) gf beating Miracle of Medinah (8-8) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Gregorian (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Raced stands' side, held up, not clear run and switched left entering final furlong, soon hung left, ridden and ran on to lead this group near finish (1st of six), 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Slade Power (9-6) at Newmarket 6f Grp 1 (1) gs.
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.
Professor 13-8fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Haydock 7f cond Stakes (3) gs beating Trade Storm (9-1) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Anjaal 50-1 (9-6) Mid-division, moderate headway inside final furlong, never a threat, 12th of 23, 9l behind Mustajeeb (9-4) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
Toormore (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Took fierce hold tracking leaders on outside, headway on outer over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out until final 150 yards, weakened soon after, 6th of 7, 6l behind Kingman (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.