This looks very tight on official ratings with the four beneath the assessor's top-rated GREGORIAN only separated by 1lb. John Gosden clearly believes that his charge is ready to roll again after an abortive effort across the channel last weekend and the course and distance winner will prove a tough nut to crack if at his best. Richard Hughes has chosen Professor of the Hannon duo given Producer only ran at Salisbury two days ago and he's respected, while Chil The Kite and Breton Rock can't be ignored on the back of commendable efforts when last seen.
Es Que Love (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leading pair, switched left to challenge over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, ridden and stayed on well final 100 yards, won at Goodwood 7f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul beating Toormore (8-10) by nk, 7 ran.
Breton Rock (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on inside 3f out, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 9, shd behind Penitent (9-0) at Haydock 7f Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Chil The Kite 14-1 (9-9) Held up last, headway when troubled passage from 2f out until chased leaders over 1f out, switched right and strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 28, 1 1/4l behind Field Of Dream (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Gregorian (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) 10th of 14, 7l behind Garswood (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 6f Grp 1 (1) gs.
Producer 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, not clear run and switched left 2f out, ridden to challenge when pushed right and bumped over 1f out, went 2nd after but never going pace of winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Captain Cat (9-0) at Salisbury 1m Grp 3 (1) gf.
Professor 13-8fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Haydock 7f cond Stakes (3) gs in Jul beating Trade Storm (9-1) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Brazos (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, headway towards far side chasing leaders over 2f out, held when hampered over 1f out, weakened and eased final 100 yards, 18th of 29, 10l behind Heavy Metal (8-9) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Jul.