UK raiders have won this five times in seven renewals and Clive Cox, who won it last year with Gilt Edge Girl, is represented by Capercaillie, who will need to find more than she has been producing at this level. She did, however, have Beyond Desire just behind at Nottingham last month though the latter was returning after a long break and is expected to reverse the form. INVINCIBLE ASH ended last season in outstanding form and continued in the same vein when sent to Dubai earlier this year. Her latest run when less than two lengths behind J J The Jetplane in a Group 2 was a superb effort and that would be good enough for this. Sing Softly is an obvious threat as she has run two fine races at this level at Newmarket and the Curragh though she may have to battle for the lead with Timeless Call, who showed a blistering turn of foot to make all at Cork.
Beyond Desire 6-1 (9-3) Stumbled start, held up, took keen hold, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 6th of 11, 4l behind Bounty Box (9-3) at Nottingham 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in May.
Capercaillie (USA) 20-1 (9-2) Towards rear and pushed along, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 4l behind Anne Of Kiev (9-6) at Haydock 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in May.
Dawn Eclipse (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Towards rear and raced on outer, ridden straight, moderate 4th 1f out, kept on to go 2nd without troubling winner close home, 2nd of 9, 6l behind When Not Iff (8-8) at Gowran Park 7f fll hcp gf in May.
Invincible Ash (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, ran on well close home, nearest finish, 4th of 16, 1/2l behind J J The Jet Plane (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 5f Grp 2 (1) gd in Mar.
Tweedy (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 16, 9l behind Anne Of Kiev (9-6) at Haydock 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in May.
Radharcnafarraige (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 7l behind Ballybacka Lady (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Knock Stars (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Chased leaders, struggling in 4th from under 2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 5l behind Look Busy (9-2) at Cork 6f stks sft in May.
Peahen 6-1 (8-13) Settled in 4th, pushed along on outer early straight, went 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Lady Fashion (8-13) at Dundalk 7f 3yo stks pol in May.
Sing Softly (USA) 5-2fav (8-11) Led, challenged 2f out, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 4l behind Hitchens (9-9) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Sun Queen (USA) 11-2 (9-3) Always towards rear, no extra from 1 1/2f out, last of 7, 8l behind Geraldines Lass (7-13) at Tipperary 5f 3yo hcp gf.
Tell The Wind (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 8, 11l behind Hitchens (9-9) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Timeless Call (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Soon led and made virtually all, asserted over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Cork 6f 3yo hcp gd in Apr beating Act Of Love (8-4) by 2 1/2l, 15 ran.