The betting at Leicester last month suggested TELESCOPE's big reputation was not unjustified and he duly dotted up. Entered in various Group 1 races later in the year, this looks the logical next step up the ladder for Sir Michael Stoute's colt and he should prove the one to beat. City Style has been placed in Group 1 events at Meydan though hasn't raced since March but Noble Mission is perfectly capable of going close at this level. Sri Putra doesn't look the force of old but David Livingston could make his presence felt. The remainder are mostly smart handicappers, although Rewarded and Making Eyes have won in Listed company and should both give a good account.
Area Fifty One 16-1 (9-5) Led, headed 3f out, soon lost place, behind final 2f, tailed off, last of 19, 48l behind Danchai (8-11) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Black Spirit (USA) 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Royal Empire (9-4) at Newbury 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul.
City Style (USA) 16-1 (9-0) 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Sajjhaa (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Grp 1 (1) gd in Mar.
David Livingston (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, not clear run briefly inside final 2f, soon switched left, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, pressed for 3rd close home, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Mandour (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul.
Noble Mission 12-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and held up in rear, good headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, hung right and went 2nd over 2f out, no impression on winner when lost 2nd inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 8, 4l behind Thomas Chippendale (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Quick Wit 5-6fav (8-9) Made all, ridden over 1f out, quickened inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Doncaster 1m stks (3) fm in Jul beating Sweetnessandlight (8-4) by 3 1/2l, 3 ran.
Rewarded 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 15, 8l behind Forgotten Voice (9-2) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Jun.
Sri Putra 18-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 11l behind Mukhadram (9-2) at York 1m 2f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Making Eyes (IRE) (8-12) 5th of 9, 3l behind Saga Dream (9-6) at Vichy(FR) 1m 2f Grp 3 gd in Jul.
Telescope (IRE) 1-2fav (9-3) Tracked leader, joined leader over 3f out, soon led, pushed out, comfortably, won at Leicester 1m 2f con stks (3) gf in Jul beating Mulakim (9-3) by 24l, 3 ran.