CHEVALLIER has the form in the book with a close-up fourth at Newbury and gets the vote on that running. Saying that, he finished a length behind Emirates Airline at Ascot earlier which brings the Godolphin colt into the equation. Subversive is a likely improver for last year's winning yard while Its Gonna Be Me, a half-brother to dual winner Helmsley Flyer, makes more appeal than Gun Case and Qatar Road of the newcomers.
Chevallier 9-2 (9-5) Pressed leader, led 2f out, strongly pressed final furlong, narrowly headed 100 yards out, outpaced close home, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Carry On Deryck (9-5) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Emirates Airline 9-4fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on leaders, 4th of 9, 9l behind Markaz (9-5) at Ascot 6f 2yo mdn (3) gf in Jul.
Gun Case Showcasing colt out of Bassinet.
Its Gonna Be Me (IRE) Zebedee gelding out of Dorn Hill.
Je T'aime Encore Acclamation colt out of Mimisel.
Malvia Exceed And Excel colt out of Always On My Mind.
Normandy Knight 9-1 (9-5) Pushed along in rear, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 8th of 11, 9l behind Grey Zeb (9-5) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Qatar Road (FR) Footstepsinthesand colt out of Amarinda.
Subversive (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Went right start, tracked leading pair, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Dragon King (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in May.