A disappointing turn out but LETHAL FORCE boasts the highest rating and the best recent form. He finished a creditable fourth to Ishvana in the Jersey Stakes at Ascot last time and Clive Cox' charge will take the beating if running anywhere near that level in this. A Group 1 winner in his pomp, Regal Parade may no longer be the force of old but remains capable at this level while Rhythm Of Light has been persevered with in Group races despite not looking good enough and will appreciate today's drop in class. De Lesseps will pick up prize money for finishing fourth and can be safely ignored in this company.
De Lesseps (USA) 66-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 24l behind Copperwood (9-4) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Regal Parade 12-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, pushed along halfway, some late headway, never nearer, 6th of 9, 8l behind Soul (9-4) at Newbury 6f Grp 3 (1) hvy.
Rhythm Of Light 66-1 (8-12) Towards rear, some headway far side over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, 12th of 13, 10l behind Joviality (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Jun.
Lethal Force (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up in mid-division, headway 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 22, 1 1/4l behind Ishvana (8-12) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.