Uppercut won this last year from Bancnuanaheireann and Jack's Revenge with the placed horse both claiming unlucky runs. There's little between them this time though all three are drawn high which isn't an advantage here. Mark Johnston won this with the three-year-old Yamal in 2008 so he should know how he stands with Desert Revolution, though a lack of experience won't help and the stable's Copperwood may have more of a chance as he beat Uppercut at Epsom last time. Ascription is progressing and is drawn well unlike the returning Captain Cat, a potential Group winner but facing a very stiff task after such a long absence. DEMOCRETES hasn't won as often as he should but has continued to creep up the weights. He got no sort of run in the Buckingham Palace Handicap at Ascot and hopefully things will fall into place from his low draw so he's given the nod.
Capaill Liath (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 15, 12l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-13) at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Democretes 16-1 (8-11) Behind far side, headway when not much room over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, kept on, never near leaders, 16th of 27, 9l behind Lightning Cloud (8-13) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Head Of Steam (USA) 25-1 (8-6) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 17th of 29, 7l behind Galician (8-12) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf.
Jack's Revenge (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Steadied start, soon switched left, held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway and hanging left over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Gabrial The Great (9-10) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Bronze Prince 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leading trio on outside, went 3rd 4f out, every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, outpaced to 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 10, 2l behind Head Of Steam (8-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Captain Cat (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Chased leaders far side, ridden entering final furlong, kept on to chase winner,held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Jake's Destiny (8-13) at Ascot 1m stks 0-90 (3) sft in Oct.
Bancnuanaheireann (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Took keen hold, held up in last pair in steadily run race, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get competitive, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Asatir (9-9) at Salisbury 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Silverheels (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Ripon 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating No Dominion (9-3) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Cocozza (USA) 100-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 24l behind Producer (9-3) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
Juvenal (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Held up in last trio, good headway and switched to rails over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep beating Dynamic Duo (8-13) by 1l, 13 ran.
Uppercut 7-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden when stumbled approaching 2f out, driven and stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Copperwood (9-8) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Ascription (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) In touch in chasing group, headway over 2f out, effort over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 7l behind Directorship (9-4) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Albaqaa 10-1 (9-2) Pulled hard, tracking leaders on inside, not clear run briefly on rail 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, went 2nd soon after, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Ehtedaam (9-10) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Country Western 5-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2l behind Off Art (9-1) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Snooky 9-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, outpaced 2f out, never able to challenge, 12th of 14, 10l behind The Rectifier (9-11) at York 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Copperwood 3-1 (9-8) Made all, ridden 2f out, stayed on gamely, won at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Uppercut (10-0) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Aussie Reigns (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Mid-division, closed 3f out, ridden and edged left over 2f out, beaten over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Law Enforcement (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Desert Revolution 10-11fav (9-5) Tracked leader, pushed along 3f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, gained upper hand near finish, won at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gf beating Shaishee (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
Dellbuoy 10-1 (9-8) Sweating, took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along on inside 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 7l behind Shamdarley (9-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Kyllachy Star 7-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 8l behind Verse Of Love (10-2) at Chester 1m ldy hcp (4) gf.