Lieutenant Miller finished second in last year's renewal and is partnered by Ryan Moore in an attempt to go one better. He found the Mark Johnston-trained Broxbourne too good last season and the Middleham handler bids for a third straight win in this with the highly progressive MAID IN RIO. She beat older horses by nine lengths over 2m at Ascot last time with arguably her best effort yet and can shrug off a 3lb penalty. Longshadow is another making rapid progress but is up in class for this along with recent Beverley winner Stopped Out. Lion Beacon won over 1m6f here last month and makes more appeal than stablemate Presto Volante while Solar View, a prolific winner over 2m, should stay today's marathon trip. Brockwell could only manage fifth in this last year and Sohar is preferred on her latest fourth over 2m4f at Ascot where she beat a few of these.
Lieutenant Miller 8-1 (9-8) Held up in last trio, headway over 2f out, one pace when slightly hampered inside final 2f, stayed on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, no impression, 7th of 19, 11l behind Domination (9-7) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jun.
Ballinderry Boy 13-2 (9-4) Mid-division until lost place and towards rear 12f out, pushed along over 4f out, headway under pressure over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 11th of 19, 14l behind Domination (9-7) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jun.
Sohar 16-1 (9-4) Held up and behind, steady headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, 4th and one pace final furlong, 4th of 19, 5l behind Domination (9-7) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jun.
Ray Ward (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) In touch on inside, badly hampered over 3f out, kept on again inside final furlong, 6th and held when eased close home, not recover, 6th of 19, 10l behind Domination (9-7) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jun.
Lion Beacon 5-1 (8-13) Made all, ridden and hard pressed over 2f out, stayed on gamely final furlong, won at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun beating Swing Alone (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Romeo Montague 12-1 (9-5) Held up in last pair, steady headway on inside 3f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 13, 2l behind See And Be Seen (8-6) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Presto Volante (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Tracked clear leading pair, closed into 2nd well over 2f out, challenged from 2f out, got head in front just over
Brockwell 4-1fav (9-2) Held up in touch, closed over 3f out, ridden to challenge from over 2f out until 1f out, stayed on same pace final 100 yards, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Gabrial's King (9-5) at York 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Waterclock (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Led or disputed lead, ridden 4f out, lost place over 3f out, behind final 2f, tailed off, last of 19, well behind Angel Gabrial (8-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Stopped Out 8-1 (9-9) Made all, soon clear until over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, just held on, won at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Almagest (10-0) by nk, 6 ran.
Solar View (IRE) 4-7fav (9-13) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway 2f out, kept on and lost 3rd place towards finish, 4th of 7, 4l behind Annaluna (8-7) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Sunny Future (IRE) 3-1fav (10-3) Led early, tracked leader, every chance 3f out, chased leaders, kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 7, 7l behind Jelly Fish (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Longshadow 5-2fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led 3f out, clear over 1f out, kept on well, won at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Jan Smuts (8-7) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Teak (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, led 11f out, headed over 9f out, stayed handy, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 22l behind Gabrial's King (9-5) at York 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Maid In Rio (IRE) 5-2fav (8-5) Made all, came well clear final 2f, stayed on strongly, unchallenged, won at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gd beating Hassle (9-7) by 9l, 10 ran.