The trio for the shortlist in this Group 3 contest are DUNCAN, Campanologist and Philatelist and narrow preference is for the first mentioned. Trainer John Gosden has enjoyed another fruitful campaign and he can gain another success here. He is eased in grade after bringing up the rear in a Group 2 race at Newmarket last time. He pulled far too hard that day so he had an excuse and prior to that he had looked a really progressive sort. Campanologist disappointed in that same Newmarket race last time when he ran as though something was amiss. If he is back to his best then he would have a big chance but he is one to treat with caution. Philatelist won a handicap in good style at Kempton last time but he has more on his plate today and he will need to improve to make his mark in this company. Staying On has run with great credit in this company already and he does look a progressive sort. He merits respect today but his best form so far has been on fast ground. Tranquil Tiger could be a danger if he is allowed to dictate from the front, but Duncan looks a safer bet and he can regain the winning thread.
Allied Powers (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Keen early, soon steadied towards rear, headway under pressure inside final 2f, kept on to take 2nd well inside final furlong, not troubled winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Kirklees (9-2) at York 1m 2f stks (1) gd in Jul.
Campanologist (USA) 5-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 13l behind Doctor Fremantle (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 4f stks (1) gd in Jul.
Duncan 2-1fav (9-2) Pulled hard, mid-division, improved to track leaders over 7f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 16l behind Doctor Fremantle (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 4f stks (1) gd in Jul.
Philatelist (USA) 5-2 (9-4) Took keen hold, soon steadied behind leaders, pushed along and good headway to lead over 1f out, quickened clear, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Mar beating King Olav (8-4) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Staying On (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra and kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Famous Name (9-7) at Curragh 1m 1f Grp 3 gd in Jul.
Supaseus 11-1 (9-1) Tracked leader until 2f out, ridden and soon weakened, 7th of 9, 19l behind Khateeb (9-1) at Pontefract 1m Listed stks (1) gd in Jul.
Traffic Guard (USA) 15-2 (9-3) Keen, in touch, ridden and outpaced 2f out, driven and stayed on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Crime Scene (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2f Listed stks (1) gs in Jul.
Tranquil Tiger 11-4 (9-8) Led after 1f, driven and headed 2f out, chased winner after, well held and no impression when lost 2nd final 75 yards, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Kirklees (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2f Listed stks (1) gd in Jul.
Jukebox Jury (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Held up in 6th, pushed along entering straight, no chance final 2f, 6th of 10, 15l behind Sea The Stars (8-10) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 1 stks (1) gd in Jul.