Brown Panther won this comfortably a year ago from Ahzeemah with Cavalryman back in sixth. Tom Dascombe's charge has continued to perform with great credit and it was only the very testing conditions that beat him at Longchamp last time. Cavalryman had the pace to land a Group 2 over 1m4f at Newmarket last time but it will be a surprise if any of them can cope with ESTIMATE. The Queen's mare is likely to lose her second spot in this year's Gold Cup on a technicality after just failing to add to last year's victory in the same event but she had Brown Panther behind at Ascot and the shorter trip shouldn't be a concern. Angel Gabrial steps into Group company for the first time after his second place in the Chester Cup and victory in the Northumberland Plate and certainly deserves a crack at this grade while the Grade 2 winning hurdler Forgotten Voice tackles his correct trip after a couple of very good efforts over shorter.
Ahzeemah (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, never reached leaders and eased when beaten final furlong, 10th of 13, 16l behind Leading Light (9-0) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Angel Gabrial (IRE) 4-1fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, switched outside over 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, led 1f out, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, kept on, won at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) gf in Jun beating Suegioo (9-4) by 3 1/2l, 19 ran.
Brass Ring 6-1 (9-0) Pulled hard, held up in last pair, pulled way up to track leader after 6f, led 10f out ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, lost 2nd final 50 yards but kept on, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Pique Sous (9-2) at Royal Ascot 2m 6f stks (2) gf in Jun.
Brown Panther 5-4fav (8-12) 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Terrubi (8-12) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 6f Grp 2 (1) sft.
Cavalryman 9-1 (9-2) Reluctant leader, keen, set steady pace, ridden and quickened pace over 2f out, ran on gamely, won at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf beating Hillstar (9-2) by nk, 6 ran.
Excellent Result (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Held up in touch in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 13l behind Cavalryman (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf.
Forgotten Voice (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, stayed on final 2f, went 4th towards finish, never going pace to get involved, 4th of 10, 10l behind Telescope (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Whiplash Willie 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden when headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Brown Panther (9-4) at Sandown 2m Grp 3 (1) sft in May.
Estimate (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Took keen hold early and held up in mid-division, steady headway over 3f out, chased leaders in 4th into straight, not clear run over 2f out and soon switched right, switched left and squeezed through over 1f out, soon challenging and every chance, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on but always held, 2nd of 13, nk behind Leading Light (9-0) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Moment In Time (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Steadied start, held up, headway when not clear run over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not able to get on terms, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Continuum (9-6) at York 1m 6f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf.