MONT RAS never figured in the Buckingham Palace at last month's Ascot but had beaten today's rival Dubai Hills over track and trip in May. He's taken to confirm running with the latter and go in again. The inconsistent Ardmay has strong claims on his earlier victory in better company at Ripon but Lord of The Dance will do well to defy a penalty for last week's win in a lower grade handicap at Carlisle. The enigmatic Kingscroft pops up when he's in the mood and wears his owner's first colours ahead of Ewell Place, who went close over course and distance on his penultimate start.
Mont Ras (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Led stands' side group, headed 3f out, driven over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 14th of 27, 9l behind Lightning Cloud (8-13) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Chosen Character (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 7l behind Capaill Liath (8-9) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Ardmay (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Soon chased leaders, weakened 2f out, last of 10, 19l behind Suits Me (9-1) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Dubai Hills 9-2fav (9-7) Took keen hold, held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, keeping on when not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, stayed on to 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Lord Of The Dance (8-7) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Weapon Of Choice (IRE) 22-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 15, 13l behind Roserrow (9-5) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Crius (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) In touch, lost place over 2f out, 12th of 15, 11l behind Diescentric (8-12) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
No Poppy (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up in last pair in touch, outpaced over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 6, 11l behind Ginger Jack (9-3) at Ripon 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Lord of The Dance (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Soon tracking leaders, ridden to challenge 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on, won at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gd in Jun beating Hot Rod Mamma (9-2) by 1l, 15 ran.
Kingscroft (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Snow Bay (9-0) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Ewell Place (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) With leader, challenged over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Green Park (8-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Jubilee Games 12-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Ready (8-13) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.