Pretzel made a successful debut on soft ground here in October and returned to winning form in an Ayr handicap on fast ground. He deserves a crack at this higher grade and has more scope than most. Coulsty followed a victory over 7f here with a fair effort in the Jersey Stakes though WINDFAST, who had finished behind him in that earlier run, reversed the form and can come out on top here. Parbold, who finished in the bunch in that event, steps up to this trip for the first time and should be suited as he was staying on at the finish. Table Rock landed a tough handicap at the Curragh and, though this is stronger, he has the scope to make his presence felt as has Zarwaan, who would have finished much closer in the Britannia Stakes but for being impeded at a crucial stage.
Coulsty (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, moderate headway inside final furlong, 7th of 23, 7l behind Mustajeeb (9-4) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
Anjaal 50-1 (9-6) Mid-division, moderate headway inside final furlong, never a threat, 12th of 23, 9l behind Mustajeeb (9-4) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
God Willing 5-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, driven and no impression over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Zampa Manos (9-0) at Kempton 1m cond stks (2) pol in Apr.
Parbold (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, no chance when not much room well over 1f out, 17th of 23, 11l behind Mustajeeb (9-4) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
Pretzel (IRE) 10-11fav (9-2) Tracked leader, led inside final 2f, ridden clear entering final furlong, ran on, comfortably, won at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun beating Braidley (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Sir Jack Layden 20-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 17l behind Barley Mow (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in May.
Table Rock (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Rear of mid-division, moderate 13th 3f out, headway into 5th 2f out, soon ridden, led 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, edged left under pressure close home, won at Curragh 1m hcp gf in Jun beating Bold Thady Quill (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.
Windfast (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden in 4th and unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 23, 4l behind Mustajeeb (9-4) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
Zarwaan 8-1 (9-4) Raced near side, held up in mid-division, headway 2f out, not clear run and switched left inside final 2f, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not quite going pace to challenge, 5th of 30, 2l behind Born In Bombay (8-4) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.