A number of these high class sprinters have been struggling to get their head in front including Inxile, who won five times last year but has struggled to get competitive since arriving back on these shores from Dubai. Were NOBLE STORM able to run up to his mark, he makes plenty of appeal at the likely odds. Ed McMahon's stable stalwart is best over today's minimum trip and has coped with soft going in the past. He may just be able to steal this race from the front. Elusivity enters the reckoning off the back of his third in the Palace Stakes while Elnawin often runs well in races of this nature and he was not disgraced behind Markab at Windsor. Dinkum Diamond and Medicean Man are unlikely to be in the firing line from the stalls though both should be staying on to some effect at the death.
Inxile (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Led, headed entering final furlong, faded, last of 4, 2 1/4l behind Alben Star (8-11) at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (3) sft.
Dinkum Diamond (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, edged right entering final furlong, ran on final 100 yards, not get to leaders, 5th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Caledonia Lady (8-9) at Sandown 5f Grp 3 (1) gs.
Elnawin 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, soon hard ridden, faded final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Soul (9-4) at Newbury 6f Grp 3 (1) hvy.
Elusivity (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) In rear after being hampered after 100 yards, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Caledonia Lady (8-9) at Sandown 5f Grp 3 (1) gs.
Medicean Man 20-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden when not clear run over 1f out, switched left and not clear run entering final furlong, ran on final 100 yards, ran out of room towards finish, never able to challenge, 8th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Caledonia Lady (8-9) at Sandown 5f Grp 3 (1) gs.
Noble Storm (USA) 13-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Excelette (8-5) at Haydock 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jun.
Beach Candy (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Veered right soon after start, behind, driven 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 14l behind Exceedance (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.