Snow Bay hasn't run a bad race since wintering at Cagnes-sur-mer but finished behind Dubai Dynamo at Ripon two runs ago and has been put up 3lb for finishing second at York last week. Desert Romance won over this trip at Naas last year and wasn't beaten far over 1m2f at Redcar on his latest start. He has each-way claims along with Chester winner Viva Ronaldo, who looks the pick of Richard Fahey's pair. Bahceli won here on his reappearance before running well in the Britannia Handicap at Royal Ascot and is another to note but it may be worth taking a chance on the fitness of GIVE YOUR VERDICT, who looked very progressive in the autumn when he beat last month's Royal Hunt Cup winner at Sandown. He's starting this year's campaign on a decent mark on that evidence.
Circumvent 18-1 (9-10) Behind, some headway over 1f out, never reached leaders, eased when not clear run inside final furlong, 10th of 17, 7l behind Highland Knight (8-9) at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gd.
Wannabe King 9-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 9th of 18, 9l behind Dance And Dance (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
World Heritage 33-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 29l behind Beachfire (8-9) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs in Jun.
Snow Bay 12-1 (9-13) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 18, nk behind Norman Orpen (9-6) at York 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Dubai Dynamo 3-1fav (9-13) Held up behind, ridden over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, 5th of 11, 6l behind Reel Buddy Star (9-7) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Namecheck (GER) 12-1 (9-11) Held up, came stands side over 3f out, headway to lead this group over 1f out, soon hung right to far side, one pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 7l behind Law Of The Range (9-2) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jun.
Desert Romance (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Led, ridden over 3f out, pressed over 2f out, headed last 100 yards, kept on, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Nanton (9-8) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Kajima 33-1 (10-0) Held up behind, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Reel Buddy Star (9-7) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Arabian Spirit 14-1 (9-9) Raced stand side, held up in touch, headway over 1f out, soon every chance, ridden and stayed on, 4th of 19, 1 1/2l behind Albaqaa (9-7) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Benandonner (USA) 50-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway inside final furlong, never threatened, 11th of 17, 7l behind Highland Knight (8-9) at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gd.
Viva Ronaldo (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun beating Suffolk Punch (9-4) by 3l, 9 ran.
Give Your Verdict (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Held up, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, won at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep beating Julienas (9-2) by 1l, 10 ran.
Nelson's Bounty 11-2 (9-13) Chased leaders in 4th on inside, not clear run on rails over 2f out, losing place when hampered over 1f out, soon eased, last of 10, 11l behind Rave (9-2) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Audemar (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, driven to challenge 2f out, chased winner final furlong, no impression, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Jewelled (8-10) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Prince Of Dance 7-1 (8-7) Raced centre, chased winner, ridden to challenge 2f out, ran on, but always held, 2nd of 13, nk behind Vito Volterra (8-4) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
Bahceli (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Switched left to join stands side group over 6f out, held up, headway when not clearest of runs over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 7th of 29, 2 1/2l behind Sagramor (8-13) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.