John Gosden has picked up the last two renewals and Feel Like Dancing should make a bold bid for the hat-trick. He found only hot favourite Leading Light too good in the Queen's Vase over 2m at Ascot last time and should confirm running with both Boite and Ray Ward. The latter pair were not that far behind at Ascot but Dashing Star was well beaten and Havana Beat has so far failed to figure in a couple of starts at this level. Jathabah is hard to fancy and the two with the most to prove are arguably the most progressive. Testudo beat a subsequent winner to land a maiden at Sandown in a more impressive fashion than the narrow winning-margin would suggest. But he had earlier finished behind runner-up DARE TO ACHIEVE at Newbury in a race won by Remote, who went on to success at Royal Ascot. Willie Haggas' colt has won his maiden at Pontefract since and gets the vote in the opener.
Boite (IRE) 66-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 15, 3l behind Leading Light (9-4) at Royal Ascot 2m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Dare To Achieve 1-4fav (9-5) Took keen hold early, held up, headway to track leaders halfway, went 2nd on bit over 2f out, led inside final 2f, soon clear, easily, won at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating Astorgs Galaxy (9-0) by 6l, 5 ran.
Dashing Star 14-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 11th of 15, 15l behind Leading Light (9-4) at Royal Ascot 2m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Feel Like Dancing 20-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Leading Light (9-4) at Royal Ascot 2m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Havana Beat (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 9l behind Hillstar (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Ray Ward (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) In rear, switched left and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Leading Light (9-4) at Royal Ascot 2m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Testudo (IRE) 5-1fav (9-5) Pulled hard early, led 2f, tracked leaders, led again over 1f out, found extra when pressed near finish, won at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jun beating Ducab (9-5) by nk, 14 ran.
Jathabah (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, went 2nd over 2f out until inside final 2f, driven and one pace in 4th over 1f out, pressed for 3rd close home, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Cruck Realta (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gd in Jun.