Pleasant Valley went close at Newbury three weeks ago and could get involved stepping up in distance while Gwafa is expected to improve on his debut effort at Newmarket. But the latter finished behind VENEZIA on that occasion and Martyn Meade's colt has since run well when fourth in the King George V Handicap at Ascot. He'll prove hard to beat with a similar effort back in maiden company. Three Peaks has 10lb to find with the selection on today's terms while newcomer Stella Bellissima, a half-sister to Irish St Leger winner Duncan, will need to be above average to figure.
Steel A Tune 50-1 (11-2) Held up in touch on outside, took keen hold, lost place 8f out, well beaten final 5f, 14th of 15, well behind Horace Hazel (10-13) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in May.
Italian Symphony (IRE) 100-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, under pressure halfway, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Swan Lakes (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Guard Of Honour (IRE) Galileo gelding out of Queen Of France.
Gwafa (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Went sharply right start, in touch, headway 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 6l behind Tabreek (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Pennine Panther 25-1 (9-5) Tracked winner until 5f out, chased leading pair until pushed along over 3f out, weakened soon after, eased well over 1f out, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Black Shadow (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo mdn (5) sft in May.
Sir Woodgate 100-1 (9-1) Never better than mid-division, behind over 2f out, 14th of 16, 21l behind Igider (9-1) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Three Peaks 3-1 (9-2) In touch, effort over 2f out, kept on steadily, never able to challenge, 4th of 9, 4l behind Abbey Village (9-2) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gs in May.
Venezia (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Took keen hold and held up towards rear, headway on wide outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 4th close home, not pace to threaten, 4th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Elite Army (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Pleasant Valley (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Prominent, switched right over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, not much room brielfy inside final furlong, held by winner, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Hoop Of Colour (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gf in Jun.
Stella Bellissima (IRE) Sea The Stars filly out of Dolores.