Galician is impossible to assess. He hacked up at Hamilton this week from the long odds-on Quick Wit despite the latter having plenty in hand on the ratings but just five days earlier the Johnston inmate had finished a tailed-off last of 10 at Newcastle. She is obviously talented but impossible to predict. The Godolphin pair heading the weights have not been seen since featuring at Meydan in the winter months and it would be no surprise to see the other Johnston contender, SHEBEBI, come to the fore. A winner here in May, he ran acceptably well when ninth of 27 in the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot behind Roca Tumu and has already scored twice at this 7f trip. Boots And Spurs seeks the hat-trick and should be in the mix despite being hiked 9lb for two latest successes including a half-length success over Galician.
Pied A Terre (AUS) 8-1 (9-0) 8th of 12, 6l behind Anaerobio (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp gd in Feb.
Les Troyens 7-2 (9-4) 10th of 14, 6l behind Seachantach (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 6f hcap gd in Feb.
Galician 6-1 (9-4) Made all, set steady pace until increased tempo 2f out, quickened clear final furlong, unchallenged, won at Hamilton 1m grd stk (3) gd beating Quick Wit (9-9) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.
Beacon Lodge (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Took keen hold, held up 4th, went 3rd over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, unable to quicken and no impression final furlong, 3rd of 4, 9l behind Galician (9-4) at Hamilton 1m grd stk (3) gd.
Webbow (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, weakened towards finish, 7th of 10, 3l behind Solar Deity (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Tartiflette 4-1fav (9-3) Mid-division, driven and headway over 2f out, soon outpaced, stayed on well final furlong, 5th of 15, 5l behind Diescentric (8-12) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Boots And Spurs 10-3 (9-7) In touch on inner, headway over 1f out, led 1f out, soon ridden, kept on well, won at Warwick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun beating Our Boy Jack (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Laffan (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 15, 16l behind Highland Colori (9-4) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Ducal 12-1 (9-5) Awkward start, held up in rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 4th of 7, 1l behind The Confessor (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Ashaadd (IRE) 7-2fav (8-13) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 15, 4l behind Roserrow (9-5) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Mabait 18-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, raced wide and held up towards rear behind steady pace, ridden on outside 2f out, no great progress, 9th of 11, 8l behind Asatir (9-9) at Salisbury 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Shebebi (USA) 33-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed entering final 2f, chased winner until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 27, 5l behind Roca Tumu (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Capo Rosso (IRE) 40-1 (8-6) Chased leaders over 5f, 24th of 27, 21l behind Roca Tumu (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.