The ground has finally turned in STRONG SUIT's favour and he's the one to beat in this. Richard Hannon's charge was kept ticking over with an outing in the July Cup last month and last year's dual Group 2 winner is a cut above these if back to his best. The consistent Chachamaidee beat Libranno and Edinburgh Knight in the Lennox Stakes at Goodwood last time but couldn't get within four lengths of the selection at Newmarket last season and Pastoral Player could prove a bigger threat. He had Red Jazz behind when just failing in the Summer Mile at Ascot recently but won a Group 3 over today's trip at Haydock before that when Majestic Myles finished runner-up. The progressive sprinter, Soul, won over 7f when trained in Australia and makes more appeal than Irish raider Alanza.
Edinburgh Knight (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, hanging right over 1f out, never on terms, last of 7, 4 1/2l behind Chachamaidee (8-13) at Goodwood 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul.
Libranno 11-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, not clear run from over 1f out until entering final furlong, ran on to chase winner towards finish, no impression, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Chachamaidee (8-13) at Goodwood 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul.
Majestic Myles (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 4l behind Chachamaidee (8-13) at Goodwood 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul.
Pastoral Player 18-1 (9-1) Awkward and started slowly, held up in rear, switched right to inside over 1f out, chased winner final 100 yards, stayed on close home, always just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Fanunalter (9-1) at Ascot 1m Grp 2 (1) gs in Jul.
Red Jazz (USA) 16-1 (9-1) Held up in touch in last trio, effort on outside 2f out, soon ridden and weakened inside final 2f, last of 8, 5l behind Fanunalter (9-1) at Ascot 1m Grp 2 (1) gs in Jul.
Soul (AUS) 3-1 (9-4) Always prominent, led over 2f out, drew clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Newbury 6f Grp 3 (1) hvy in Jul beating Firebeam (9-4) by 4l, 9 ran.
Strong Suit (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Raced centre, held up in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 12, 15l behind Mayson (9-5) at Newmarket 6f Grp 1 (1) hvy in Jul.
Chachamaidee (IRE) 5-4fav (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed out, won at Goodwood 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul beating Libranno (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Alanza (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Went right start, held up in rear, never on terms, 7th of 10, 10l behind Giofra (9-5) at Newmarket 1m flls Grp 1 (1) sft in Jul.
Lethal Force (IRE) 4-6fav (8-8) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, ridden to chase winner when rider dropped whip over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Rhythm Of Light (8-10) at Haydock 7f cond Stakes (3) gs in Jul.