Dance and Dance could not have been more impressive when sweeping clear of Bridgefield over trip and ground at Doncaster to gain a deserved success. The Godolphin charge should get closer this time at the revised weights but Ed Vaughan's inmate can still overcome his rival. However, he may find life tougher conceding 11lb to TAZAHUM who looks to have been found a strong opportunity by Sir Michael Stoute. He's been comfortably beaten in Listed and Group company this term but if he recaptures the level that saw him run Green Destiny to a length and a half in Group 3 company at the Ebor meeting last year, then he'll be really tough to beat. His subsequent fourth to Ransom Note in the Group 2 Joel Stakes also reads well in the context of this contest.
Dance And Dance (IRE) 7-4fav (8-9) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up in 5th, smooth headway over 1f out, pushed along to lead inside final furlong, shaken up and soon quickened clear, easily, won at Doncaster 1m stks (3) gs in Jul beating Bridgefield (8-9) by 3l, 6 ran.
Balducci 33-1 (9-4) 13th of 14, 39l behind Zain Shamardal (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f hcp in Feb.
Bridgefield (USA) 9-4 (8-9) Chased leading pair, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, driven and soon outpaced, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Dance And Dance (8-9) at Doncaster 1m stks (3) gs in Jul.
Tazahum (USA) 7-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway and switched left over 2f out, disputing 3rd in group over 1f out, until no extra final 100 yards, 5th of 6, 7l behind Afsare (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Jul.
Amoya (GER) 20-1 (8-13) Made all, wandered under pressure approaching final furlong, soon hard pressed, stayed on well, won at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) fm in Jul beating John Biscuit (9-8) by hd, 8 ran.