Coupe De Ville is likely to start a short-priced favourite here having tackled pattern company in his last five starts. He was third in a Group 3 at Chantilly in June and has won twice at HQ over 7f but the worry is that he ran his one poor race this year over today's longer trip. KINGSDESIRE, on the other hand, is proven over 1m2f and, even though he has a bit to find on bare form, is fancied to bounce back to winning ways today. Clare Island Boy won over today's distance at Goodwood in June and was third to the smart Main Sequence here in the spring but is probably still his stable's second string.
Clare Island Boy (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Led until 6f out, chased leader, pushed along 4f out, ridden 2f out, no extra in 4th when slightly hampered inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Hajras (9-4) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) fm in Jul.
Coupe de Ville (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Took keen hold towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never involved, 9th of 14, 10l behind Archbishop (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd.
Kingsdesire (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Dwelt, chased leaders, headway over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 4, 3/4l behind Starboard (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo stk (2) gs in Jun.