Dr No was no match for The Wow Signal in the Coventry at Ascot but it was a good effort nonetheless. However, Richard Hughes still prefers Tupi, who won a Sandown maiden on his racecourse debut and bids to land a remarkable fifth straight win in this for his jockey and the Hannon yard. But a couple of these look set on spoiling the party including AHLAN EMARATI. Peter Chapple-Hyam's colt chased home Kool Company in a Group 2 at the Curragh last time and the latter has since boosted the form by winning again in France. He'll appreciate this longer trip and is preferred to Highland Rebel, who drops back in distance having dotted up over a mile at Gowran last time. Conditions race winner Pallister makes more appeal than stablemate Chadic while Faithful Creek and Room Key also have some catching up to do.
Ahlan Emarati (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Led early, soon tracked leaders, challenged and on terms 2f out, no impression on winner and kept on same pace closing stages, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Kool Kompany (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Chadic 7-2 (9-5) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, ran on, won at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd beating Ythan Waters (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Dr No 25-1 (9-1) Mid-division near side, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 15, 2 3/4l behind The Wow Signal (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Faithful Creek (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) In touch in rear, headway on outer over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, readily, won at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf beating Silver Ranger (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Highland Reel (IRE) 8-15fav (9-5) Soon tracked leaders, moderate 3rd halfway, closer 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, clear over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, kept on strongly, easily, won at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gf beating Taqaseem (9-5) by 12l, 9 ran.
Pallister 5-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, soon unbalanced and outpaced, ridden and staying on when switched right over 1f out, stayed on strongly to lead final 100 yards, won going away, won at Pontefract 6f 2yo stks (2) gd in Jun beating Winstanley (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Room Key 8-1 (8-5) Took keen hold tracking leaders, progress to challenge over 1f out, hard ridden inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Step To The Shears (8-11) at Salisbury 6f 2yo auc (3) gf in Jun.
Tupi (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Stated slowly, well off the pace towards rear, steady headway on outside and pushed along 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, led final 100 yards, won at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating Marshall Jennings (9-5) by 3/4l, 14 ran.