WAR ARTIST and Ancien Regime are making their seasonal reappearances but they are the class acts in this field and could provide the winner with preference for the Eustace trained runner. The selection started his career in South Africa where he won four times and he has shown a high level of form on these shores despite failing to win a race. He chased home Kingsgate Native in the Golden Jubilee Stakes before taking third behind Marchand D'Or in the July Cup and is fancied to open his account for his current connections. Ancien Regime took a Sandown Group 3 last term when getting the better of the smart Prime Defender. The soft ground was probably against him on his final start and there should be more to come from this lightly raced colt. Atlantic Sport drops in trip and could be taken off his feet in this company which could pave the way for the likes of Spin Cycle or Arganil to finish in the money. Spin Cycle disappointed in the King's Stand but should be a factor at this level whilst Arganil progressed well over the winter and spring and could yet make an impact in Pattern company. The likes of Tombi and Knot In Wood are competing for minor honours at best and this appears to be a decent opportunity for War Artist to make a winning return.
Ancien Regime (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders far side, headway to lead briefly over 1f out, headed and one pace entering final furlong, 6th of 15, 1 1/2l behind African Rose (8-12) at Doncaster 6f Grp 1 (1) sft in Sep.
Arganil (USA) 12-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway halfway under pressure, not reached leaders inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Look Busy (9-1) at Haydock 5f stks (1) hvy in May.
Atlantic Sport (USA) 10-1 (9-0) In touch, kept on from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 4l behind Main Aim (9-0) at Haydock 7f stks (1) gd in May.
Fullandby (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) In rear stand's side group, outpaced, 7th of 11, 5l behind Ialysos (9-3) at Haydock 5f Listed stks (1) gd in May.
Knot In Wood (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 10th of 26, 8l behind High Standing (8-12) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf.
Shallal 14-1 (9-7) Hung right and raced wide, in touch, chased leaders over 3f out to over 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Beacon Lodge (9-7) at Haydock 7f Listed stks (1) gd in May.
Tombi (USA) 13-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, headway to lead well over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on until headed and no extra final 75 yards, 4th of 10, 1l behind Regal Parade (9-2) at York 7f cond Stakes (3) gf in May.
War Artist (AUS) 11-2 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed final 50 yards, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Marchand D'or (9-5) at Newmarket 6f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jul.
Pusey Street Lady 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, driven, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Festoso (9-2) at Haydock 6f fll lst stks (1) hvy in May.
Spin Cycle (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Behind, soon pushed along, effort behind leaders 2f out, soon ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 9l behind Scenic Blast (9-4) at Royal Ascot 5f (1) gf.