Himalya may not get a better opportunity to win a Group 3 but winning any race has proved beyond him since he made his debut two years ago. As a result, he can't be recommended and he's taken on with ALDOVRANDI who has done more than enough in two runs in Listed races for Marco Botti this season to believe that he's up to this task and he could conceivably improve for the softer surface. Prince Of Dance wears a tongue tie for a new yard as he attempts to recapture his juvenile form, Georgebernardshaw is another on a long losing run and bigger questions may be asked by the fillies Tropical Paradise and First City with the Winkworth runner holding the sounder claims following her second course success in just three starts.
Tropical Paradise (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leading pair, tracked leader 2f out, ridden to lead just over 1f out, stayed on and held on well, won at Goodwood 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf in Jul beating Golden Stream (9-2) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Georgebernardshaw (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Slowly away, held up in last, close enough 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 13l behind Lord Shanakill (9-2) at Chester 7f Listed stks (1) gf in Jul.
Himalya (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Ponied to start, tracked winner until ridden 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Shakespearean (8-11) at Newbury 7f Grp 2 (1) gs.
Prince Of Dance 40-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 9, 10l behind Paco Boy (9-0) at Newbury 1m Grp 1 (1) gf in May.
First City 9-2 (9-0) Held up in touch, driven and headway over 1f out, soon not clear run, weakened quickly, eased inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 13l behind Sajjhaa (8-7) at Bath 1m fll lst stks (1) gd.
Aldovrandi (IRE) 9-4fav (8-8) Held up in 5th, became keen when pace steadied over 5f out, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner just over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind The Rectifier (8-8) at Windsor 1m Listed stks (1) gf in Jun.