Plenty of chances in a cracking heat and maybe the time is right for HAWKEYETHENOO to resume winning ways. He has developed into a fine sprinter at the top level, always there or thereabouts, and Jim Goldie's stable star and fine servant will have no issues stepping up a furlong. Pastoral Pursuits was so unlucky not to land a Haydock Group 3 last time and holds Red Jazz on that running. It be no surprise were he to go one better here while Libranno chases what would be a splendid third successive victory in this contest but looks to face a really tough examination at the weights and Richard Hughes has opted for stablemate Producer, a six-time winner over this trip. The others have plenty to find at the weights however.
Libranno 100-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 5l behind Declaration Of War (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m Grp 1 (1) gd.
Cocozza (USA) 125-1 (9-2) Soon led, ridden and headed 2f, soon weakened, last of 4, 16l behind Moonstone Magic (8-11) at Nottingham 1m cond Stakes (2) sft in May.
Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Raced far side, slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 18, 6l behind Lethal Force (9-4) at Royal Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gf.
Pastoral Player 5-2fav (9-0) In rear, not much room and switched right over 1f out, soon headway, kept on towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 8, shd behind Amarillo (9-0) at Haydock 7f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Producer 3-1fav (9-5) Reluctant to load, tracked leaders, quick move to join press leader over 3f out, led over 1f out, soon headed and carried left, switched right inside final furlong, no extra and lost two places towards finish, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Gregorian (9-5) at Epsom Downs 1m Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Red Jazz (USA) 6-1 (9-0) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Amarillo (9-0) at Haydock 7f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Instance 16-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 13, 6l behind Pearl Mix (9-0) at Kempton 1m Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Ultrasonic (USA) 15-2 (9-6) Keen held up, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Thistle Bird (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gs in May.
The Taj 9-1 (9-7) In touch on outside, chased leaders halfway, ridden and edged right over 1f out, weakened soon after, 12th of 13, 8l behind Riskit Fora Biskit (8-3) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.