Phoenix Flight will be a popular choice and rightly so after his third over 2m4f at Royal Ascot last time. This is less competitive and he's a C&D winner, but marginal preference is for REGAL PARK. He won twice on the turf over today's trip last season and, with a couple of runs under his belt last month, Marco Botti's charge looks set to resume winning ways. Captain John Nixon is another progressive type with an excellent strike rate and he could figure on his first try at the distance, but Seaside Sizzler is 9lb higher than last month's C&D victory and is upped in class. Danvilla may not have stopped improving yet and is another to consider.
Phoenix Flight (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Mid-division, steady headway 4f out, ridden to chase leading pair inside final 2f, kept on under pressure final furlong, just failed for 2nd, 3rd of 19, 3l behind Veiled (9-3) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd.
Regal Park (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Behind early, progress 7f out, headway on outer from over 2f out, hung right and led over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Gifted Leader (8-13) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Tuscan Gold 11-8fav (9-5) Made all, hard driven well over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep beating The Starboard Bow (8-12) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Captain John Nixon 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led 10f out, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, held on gamely, won at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May beating Sunny Future (8-9) by hd, 10 ran.
Harry Tricker 8-1 (9-1) Always in last trio, struggling final 5f, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Chiberta King (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Seaside Sizzler 10-1 (9-2) Close up in 5th, pushed along 5f out, led well over 1f out until over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 14, 9l behind Veiled (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Danvilla 13-2 (9-3) Towards rear, outpaced 5f out, soon ridden, headway under pressure on outside 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong to lead final 110 yards, kept on, won at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Rowan Tiger (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Rosewood Lad 16-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, 6th of 10, 17l behind My Arch (9-10) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Dark Ranger 9-1 (8-4) Switched left after start, behind, ridden and some headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 16, 16l behind Bollin Judith (8-11) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.