Olympic Glory had almost three lengths in hand of Artigiano and Lines Of Battle when runner-up to Dawn Approach in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot and there seems no reason why he won't stay this extra furlong. Glory Awaits caused a shock in a Haydock maiden when beating Letstalkaboutmoney and subsequent C&D winner Luhaif but has more on his plate here, while Operation Chariot probably has to improve on his victory at Sandown though has the scope to do so. Soft ground is a bit of a worry but MAXENTIUS showed a really nice turn of foot to extend his unbeaten record at Doncaster last month when London Citizen was last of the four runners. Peter Chapple-Hyam's colt is well worth a try in this grade and gets the vote.
Artigiano (USA) 12-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 22, 4 1/2l behind Dawn Approach (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Birdman (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Dwelt, in rear and in touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Chepstow 6f 2yo nov stk (4) hvy in Jun beating Fortinbrass (8-11) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Glory Awaits (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, led approaching final furlong, joined inside final furlong, ran on gamely, won at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating Letstalkaboutmoney (8-11) by ns, 10 ran.
Letstalkaboutmoney (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Close up, headway 3f out, ridden 2f out, driven to join winner just inside final furlong, ran on just held, 2nd of 10, ns behind Glory Awaits (9-0) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Lines Of Battle (USA) 10-1 (9-1) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 22, 6l behind Dawn Approach (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
London Citizen (USA) 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden inside final furlong, one pace, last of 4, 4 1/2l behind Maxentius (9-2) at Doncaster 7f 2yo nov stk (5) gd in Jun.
Luhaif 12-1 (9-3) Made all stand side and overall leader, hard ridden over 1f out, soon strongly challenged, forged clear closing stages, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun beating Noble Bull (9-3) by 6l, 14 ran.
Maxentius (IRE) 7-4fav (9-2) In rear, smooth headway over 1f out, soon not much room, quicken on inner to lead inside final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Doncaster 7f 2yo nov stk (5) gd in Jun beating Silver Ridge (9-2) by 2 1/2l, 4 ran.
Ocean Applause 11-4 (9-3) Led, headed 2f out, led agin 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Hasopop (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Olympic Glory (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on to go 2nd near finish, not reached winner, 2nd of 22, 3/4l behind Dawn Approach (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Operation Chariot (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jun beating Sublimation (9-3) by 5l, 4 ran.