Anticipated looks best of the Richard Hannon pair as he didn't quite last out in a Group 2 over 6f in France after a fine run behind Extortionist in the Windsor Castle. Runner-up at Royal Ascot was SUPPLICANT and there seems no reason why Richard Fahey's charge shouldn't confirm the form and take this. He's had a nice break and should be fit and raring to go as should the filly Reroute, another who has been rested since a fine run in the Queen Mary Stakes. Ambiance was just behind Anticipated in France but had previously beaten the useful Langavat at Sandown with today's rival Majestic Alexander a couple of lengths behind.
Ambiance (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) 6th of 9, 4l behind Vorda (8-12) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd.
Anticipated (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) 5th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Vorda (8-12) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd.
Brown Sugar 5-1 (8-12) Keen to post, pulled hard tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 9l behind Anjaal (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf.
Justice Day (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Raced far side, tracked leaders, ridden to lead overall over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 9th of 24, 2 3/4l behind Extortionist (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Jun.
Meritocracy (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Raced towards stands side, prominent, driven over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 21st of 24, 22l behind Peniaphobia (8-8) at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) gf.
Sleeper King (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Raced stand side and led this group, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 8th of 24, 2 1/4l behind Extortionist (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Jun.
Supplicant 20-1 (9-3) Raced stand side, chased leader, ridden 2f out, led overall briefly inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 24, nk behind Extortionist (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Jun.
Majestic Alexander (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Led on rail but pressed, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd last stride, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Ambiance (9-2) at Sandown 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gf.
Reroute (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Race far side, in touch, headway 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 23, 4l behind Rizeena (8-12) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.