TROPICS (NAP) looks to have strong claims of repeating last year's win in this. He was back to something like his best when finding only Slade Power too good in the Group 1 July Cup last time and is the one to beat on that form. Group 1 winner Reckless Abandon also has claims on his best form for Clive Cox as he debuts for Godolphin but Eton Rifles is better with plenty of cut in the ground. Alben Star posted a better effort in the Stewards' Cup last time while Intrinsic and Intibaah are progressive four-year-olds who could both go well.
Eton Rifles (IRE) 2-1fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 2nd and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, dropped to 4th closing stages, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Timeless Call (9-7) at Cork 5f Listed stks (1) gf in Jun.
Alben Star (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, led main group 2f out, ridden to lead overall over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, headed final 50 yards, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 24, 1 1/4l behind Intrinsic (8-11) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf.
Caspar Netscher 16-1 (9-2) 13th of 14, 25l behind Garswood (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 6f Grp 1 (1) gs.
Intibaah 5-2fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (2) sft in May beating Annunciation (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Intrinsic 6-1 (8-11) Well placed tracking leaders, headway 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, ridden upsides disputing lead when veered left to near side 110 yards out, soon straightened and quickened to lead final 50 yards, won going away, won at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf beating Ninjago (9-5) by 1l, 24 ran.
Khubala (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened final furlong, 9th of 19, 6l behind Mass Rally (9-7) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Oct.
Reckless Abandon 9-1 (9-10) 5th of 20, 2 1/4l behind Maarek (9-10) at Longchamp(FR) 5f Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Rivellino 9-1 (9-4) Held up in mid-divison, pushed along over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, soon beaten, 8th of 12, 8l behind Music Master (9-4) at Newbury 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Ruwaiyan (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Held up and behind, good headway far side over 1f out, ridden and stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, finished well, not reach leaders, 4th of 24, 2l behind Intrinsic (8-11) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf.
Tropics (USA) 66-1 (9-6) Raced far side close up, effort over 1f out, driven to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression near finish (2nd of seven), 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Slade Power (9-6) at Newmarket 6f Grp 1 (1) gs in Jul.
Brown Sugar 25-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, outpaced and always in rear, 14th of 15, 7l behind Take Cover (9-1) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gf.
Justice Day (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Raced stands' side tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong (5th of six), 12th of 13, 13l behind Slade Power (9-6) at Newmarket 6f Grp 1 (1) gs in Jul.
Naadirr (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind Music Master (9-4) at Newbury 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.