A typically wide-open handicap for three-year-olds confirmed by the fact only one favourite has been successful in the last 11 renewals. Matrooh will probably start somewhere near the head of the betting after finding the progressive Remote too good at Doncaster and Tarikhi will be fancied to improve on his recent second in the Britannia at Ascot where he beat several of these including Sea Shanty. Space Ship is not certain to appreciate the drop back in trip after a good effort over 1m4 in the King George V handicap at Ascot and the improving One Pekan makes more appeal. Frankie Dettori has partnered GOODWOOD MIRAGE to both his wins including when beating a subsequent winner at Goodwood last month. Bill Knight's colt is taken to shrug off a 7lb rise and go in again with further progress expected.
Centurius 40-1 (9-0) Always in rear, last of 12, 21l behind Remote (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Red Avenger (USA) 5-2 (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on, won at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf beating Broughton (9-0) by 3l, 3 ran.
Maputo 7-1 (8-11) Chased leader until 3f out, chased leaders until weakened over 2f out, 23rd of 27, 18l behind Roca Tumu (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Tarikhi (USA) 33-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out until over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd again over 1f out, kept on in closing stages, always just held, 2nd of 27, nk behind Roca Tumu (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Soviet Rock (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, lost place over 3f out, 8th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Elidor (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Space Ship 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 2nd of 18, 1l behind Elidor (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Sea Shanty (USA) 20-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 11th of 27, 7l behind Roca Tumu (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Goodwood Mirage (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Held up, smooth headway 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon edged right, joined inside final furlong, asserted near finish, won at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun beating Persepolis (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Pasaka Boy 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 18, 7l behind Elidor (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Matrooh (USA) 11-4fav (8-5) Slowly into stride, pushed along in rear, headway halfway, chased leaders over 2f out, never on terms, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Remote (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Greeleys Love (USA) 20-1 (8-11) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway when hampered over 1f out, never recovered, 15th of 18, 9l behind Elidor (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
One Pekan (IRE) 2-1 (9-3) Sweating, led, headed inside final 3f, chased winner, stayed on final furlong, always held, 2nd of 6, nk behind Evangelist (8-9) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Le Deluge (FR) 100-1 (8-3) In touch far side, ridden over 2f out, soon struggling, 16th of 27, 9l behind Roca Tumu (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Royal Prize 15-2 (8-9) Held up towards rear, outpaced over 1f out, kep ton inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Off Art (9-1) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Party Royal 9-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Intrigo (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Rouge Nuage (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, effort and every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Ningara (8-8) at Sandown 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.