Overturn made all to land this last year and returned to the Flat to land the Chester Cup last month. As a result he's 13lb higher than a year ago and this is very much tougher. Harlestone Times looks a typical John Dunlop improver though he's never been beyond 1m4f so the trip is an unknown but it won't bother the ex-French Investissement, who battled on strongly to score over 1m6f at Goodwood. Montaff appeared to find Chester's turns and longer trip beyond him but has done much better since and his second to Blue Bajan in the Group 2 Henry II Stakes would give him an outstanding chance. The key to this could be the handicap won by Activate at Haydock a month ago as the winner is undoubtedly improving and won with a little in hand. However, DEAUVILLE FLYER was an unlucky loser that day and Tim Easterby's charge, who started a well backed favourite for this last year, looks to have been aimed at gaining compensation and can do so despite being 4lb higher.
Overturn (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Made all, pushed along over 3f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well, won at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) gf in May beating Tastahil (9-11) by 1 3/4l, 17 ran.
Petara Bay (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Held up in last pair, switched left 3f out, headway over 2f out, edged right from 2f out, staying on when not much room on rails over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 10, 3l behind Investissement (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Prospect Wells (FR) 12-1 (9-0) Held up, headway to chase leaders over 4f out, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 9l behind Times Up (9-0) at York 1m 6f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gd in May.
Montaff 33-1 (9-2) Dwelt towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Blue Bajan (9-2) at Sandown 2m Grp 2 (1) gs in May.
Harlestone Times (IRE) 3-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway on outside from 3f out, chased leader over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to lead final half furlong, won at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May beating Nave (8-5) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Moyenne Corniche 9-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, driven and headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Red Cadeaux (9-4) at Hamilton 1m 4f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in May.
Chock A Block (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) In touch, pushed along over 4f out, hung right 3f out, soon weakened and eased, last of 11, 27l behind Harlestone Times (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Investissement 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd 3f out, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr beating Moyenne Corniche (9-5) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Mystery Star (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, went 4th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 17, 4l behind Overturn (8-13) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) gf in May.
Icon Dream (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, soon beaten, 7th of 11, 8l behind Harlestone Times (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Simenon (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened 1f out, 5th of 8, 12l behind Times Up (9-0) at York 1m 6f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gd in May.
Tactician 9-2fav (9-3) In touch, progress 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Yorgunnabelucky (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Activate 9-4fav (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on strongly, won at Haydock 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May beating Kayef (8-3) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
La Vecchia Scuola (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Always in rear, 11th of 13, 31l behind Yorgunnabelucky (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Deauville Flyer 11-2 (9-8) Mid-division, driven and headway over 2f out, soon not clear run, switched right entering final furlong, kept on well, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Activate (9-4) at Haydock 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
English Summer 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, soon hard ridden, strongly challenged inside final furlong, stayed on gamely, won at Chester 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May beating Plato (9-2) by hd, 10 ran.
Nave (USA) 10-1 (8-5) Led at strong pace, kept on well from 2f out, driven over 1f out, headed and no extra final half furlong, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Harlestone Times (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Tominator 16-1 (9-5) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Classic Vintage (9-7) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
High Office 5-1 (9-7) Keen early, held up in 5th, headway and in touch on outside 5f out, challenged going well over 2f out, shaken up to lead inside final 2f, soon hard pressed, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Bondage (9-0) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
My Arch 8-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, headway and switched right approaching final furlong, stayed on to lead post, won at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Dazinski (9-10) by nk, 10 ran.