Laura Pike gets on well with VAINGLORY though things don't always go according to plan with the eight-year-old, who invariably finds the post coming too soon. The one certainty is that he'll be finishing stronger than anything else and hopefully he'll get there this time. After soft ground victories at Doncaster and Carlisle, Levitate faced quicker going and stronger opposition at York a week ago but ran even better behind Anderiego. He's only been raised 1lb and looks a big threat. Emilio Largo needed all of Ripon's mile to land a handicap in May and the 7f of the Buckingham Palace Stakes here last month was probably too short while Mark Johnston wouldn't enter a three-year-old in an all-aged handicap without good reason so Switzerland, whose two victories to date have been on Polytrack, is one to keep an eye on. Kyllachy Star hasn't won for a while but hasn't been going badly and is gradually dropping to a fair mark.
Mull Of Killough (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Always behind, 21st of 30, 12l behind Prince Of Johanne (9-3) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gd in Jun.
Mabait 16-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, never in it, 14th of 30, 9l behind Prince Of Johanne (9-3) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gd in Jun.
Vainglory (USA) 25-1 (8-11) Bumped start, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on to take 2nd towards finish, not able to trouble winner, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Trade Commissioner (9-6) at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gs.
Emilio Largo 8-1 (8-11) Raced near side, held up in touch, headway halfway, ridden and challenged 2f out, hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 23, 7l behind Eton Forever (9-8) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) sft in Jun.
Levitate 7-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, behind, outpaced over 3f out, ridden 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to take 2nd near finish, no impression with winner, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Anderiego (9-1) at York 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Marine Boy (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, not clear run briefly 1f out, kept on inside final furlong but no threat, 7th of 14, 6l behind Kyllachy Star (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May '11.
Kyllachy Star 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on one pace, 9th of 14, 5l behind Trade Commissioner (9-6) at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gs.
Mon Brav 9-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, mid-division center, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 33l behind Fast Shot (9-9) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Jun.
Switzerland (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, stayed centre as rest of field went stands' side over 3f out, no impression, 13th of 14, 15l behind Trade Commissioner (9-6) at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gs.
Pravda Street 6-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 6th of 7, 13l behind Lieutenant Kojak (8-2) at Ripon 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jun.