Mark Johnston won this in 2012, interrupting a run of four straight victories by the Hannon team who should take it again through IVAWOOD. Odds-on when making a successful debut at Sandown, he was always in command of Newmarket's Group 2 July Stakes despite a tardy start and though second Jungle Cat is 3lb better off it's unlikely he'll have the pace to reverse the form. Ahlan Emarati could be the main threat as though he had no answer to Kool Kompany at the Curragh the winner is very useful and would have been favourite for this. His stable was quickly off the mark at the fixture on Tuesday as was that of Clive Cox, who saddles the unbeaten Louie de Palma who showed his toughness when landing an Ascot nursery.
Ivawood (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Made all in centre, ridden and ran on final furlong, impressive, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf beating Jungle Cat (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
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.
Doc Charm Evensfav (9-5) Tracked leaders, led on bit over 1f out, soon clear, comfortable, won at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jun beating Blackfoot Brave (9-5) by 6l, 5 ran.
Fox Trotter (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, headway tracking leaders 4f out, went 2nd entering final 2f, led approaching final furlong, came clear inside final furlong and ran on well, won at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd beating Burnt Sugar (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Jungle Cat (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Raced towards far side, prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Ivawood (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf.
Louie de Palma 9-4fav (8-10) Held up, bumped 2f out, soon switched right, headway to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Ascot 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf beating Bronze Maquette (8-11) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Moonraker 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, challenged 2f out, led inside final 2f, ridden inside final furlong, hard pressed towards finish, just held on, won at Ascot 5f 2yo mdn (3) gs in May beating Mubtaghaa (9-5) by nk, 8 ran.
Sixty (IRE) 10-11fav (9-5) Made all on far rail, ran on well, unchallenged, won at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Jun beating Silver Ranger (9-5) by 1l, 7 ran.
Surewecan 4-1 (9-7) Led, pushed along and quickened 2f out, headed and outpaced entering final furlong, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Osaila (8-9) at Doncaster 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gf.