Zidane reappears quickly after his fair effort in the Golden Jubilee and James Fanshawe's gelding has to be respected dropped down into Group 3 company on ground that will suit. But preference is for the reappearing GREEK RENAISSANCE, who gets the vote with Utmost Respect rated the pick of the remainder. The selection has to give weight away all round after his success in this grade at Newmarket in October but Godolphin's team are in good form right now and, with ideal ground conditions, the five-year-old is fancied to make a winning return. Eric Alston's Reverence is not as good as he once was but is still capable of decent form so cannot be discounted, while Brave Prospector is less exposed than most of these after just seven career starts but has to improve, stepping up from handicap company. Richard Fahey's Utmost Respect should appreciate the return to six furlongs having seemingly been outpaced over the minimum trip last time and has to be considered but preference is for Greek Renaissance.
Greek Renaissance (IRE) 9-4fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, driven and kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Galeota (9-6) at Doncaster 6f lst stk (1) gf in Nov.
Beckermet (IRE) 11-1 (9-8) Switched left soon after start, led after 1f, headed 3f out, soon ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 13l behind Edge Closer (9-4) at Salisbury 6f lst stk (1) gd.
Confuchias (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up, not clear run briefly 2f out, switched left and ran on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 1l behind Balthazaar's Gift (9-0) at Windsor 6f lst stk (1) gs.
Reverence (9-2) In touch to 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 12, 9l behind Marchand D'or (9-9) at Chantilly 5f Grp 2 (1) sft.
Utmost Respect 9-4fav (9-5) In touch, ridden along when outpaced over 2f out, headway on inner approaching final furlong, kept on, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Look Busy (7-13) at Beverley 5f stk (2) gf in May.
Zidane 25-1 (9-4) In rear, headway over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 17, 7l behind Kingsgate Native (8-11) at Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gf.
Lady Grace (IRE) 4-1co-fav (9-13) Held up in rear, good headway on outside from 2f out, strong run to lead well inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Sandown 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd beating Binanti (9-5) by 1l, 12 ran.
Philario (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, no impression over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong but not trouble first two, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Corrybrough (8-13) at Sandown 5f 3yo lst stk (1) gd.
Brave Prospector 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd beating Victorian Bounty (8-8) by 1 1/2l, 19 ran.
Burnwynd Boy 40-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 16l behind Staying On (9-1) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp (2) gf in May.