This may not be the strongest renewal of this Group 1 sprint but there are still four facing the starter who have already won at the highest level. One of those is SOCIETY ROCK, who ran a remarkable race in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot behind wonder mare Black Caviar. James Fanshawe's entire was last out of the stalls and still behind at the 2f marker but finished with a rare rattle to get within two lengths of the winner and he should confirm that form with sixth Krypton Factor, Sirius Prospect, Genki and The Cheka here if getting away on level terms. The five-year-old is preferred to Bated Breath, who always seems to find one too good at this level as was the case in the King's Stand Stakes, though he has nothing to fear from Ortensia on that run. Sepoy will do well to win this on his return to action and none of the others have really shown enough to suggest they are capable of winning in this grade and that includes the Irish-trained three-year-olds Reply and Fire Lily. Libranno will set a strong gallop, however, and that should suit stable companion Strong Suit, who stays further.
Bated Breath 11-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, challenged winner inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 22, 3/4l behind Little Bridge (9-4) at Royal Ascot 5f Grp 1 (1) gs in Jun.
Dandy Boy (ITY) 33-1 (9-8) Raced far side, settled in rear, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gd in Jun beating Waffle (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 28 ran.
Genki (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Behind, headway on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace and no impression inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 11th of 14, 6l behind Black Caviar (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Raced far side, awkward start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, never able to challenge, 3rd of 28, 1 3/4l behind Dandy Boy (9-8) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gd in Jun.
Krypton Factor 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace under pressure final furlong, 6th of 14, 2l behind Black Caviar (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Libranno 10-3 (9-3) Made all, hard pressed entering final furlong, stayed on well under pressure, won at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun beating Edinburgh Knight (9-3) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Mayson 7-1 (9-7) Chased leader, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 5th of 9, 14l behind Maarek (9-3) at Newcastle 6f Grp 3 (1) hvy in Jun.
Sepoy (AUS) 7-2 (8-11) 10th of 12, 15l behind Krypton Factor (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 6f fll stks Grp 1 (1) in Mar.
Sirius Prospect (USA) 50-1 (9-4) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 7th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Black Caviar (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Society Rock (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Missed break, in rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 14, 2l behind Black Caviar (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Strong Suit (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 11, 19l behind Frankel (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m Grp 1 (1) gs in Jun.
The Cheka (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Behind, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 12th of 14, 8l behind Black Caviar (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Ortensia (AUS) 9-2fav (9-1) In touch, effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 9th of 22, 7l behind Little Bridge (9-4) at Royal Ascot 5f Grp 1 (1) gs in Jun.
Reply (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 22, 3 1/2l behind Ishvana (8-12) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
Fire Lily (IRE) 9-4fav (9-2) Chased leaders, close 2nd on inner 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Leopardstown 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) sft in Jun beating After (8-13) by 3/4l, 9 ran.